Draining Chicago

Chapter 3 Photos, 45–68

(photos 1–22 here and 23–44 here)

North Shore Channel

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DC-Photo 3.64

Shuttered dinkie locomotives on the rail siding south of Hill Street (later renamed Maple Avenue) in Wilmette, May 8, 1913. The District’s storage of equipment and unused construction material along the channel right-of-way for several years after completion of channel construction drew complaints from neighbors and the village. The area wasn’t cleaned up until near the end of the decade. Some of the equipment was eventually transferred to and used on the Calumet-Sag Channel. (MWRD photo 4816)