Draining Chicago

Chapter 3 Photos, 1–22

(photos 23–44 here and 45–68 here)

North Shore Channel

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DC-Photo 3.18

May 9, 1908. The early stages of construction of the channel attracted many observers. A dinkie locomotive has brought four dump cars alongside the steam shovel to receive excavated spoil. When loaded, the locomotive will back down the slope and be switched to the track on the left, push the loaded dump cars up the track and on to the landfill across Sheridan Road. (MWRD photo 3870)