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Encyclopedia > La Salle Street Station
The station as rebuilt ca. 1871 and demolished ca. 1903
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The station as rebuilt ca. 1871 and demolished ca. 1903

LaSalle Street Station is a commuter rail terminal in downtown Chicago, Illinois, serving Metra's Rock Island District. It served as a major intercity rail terminal for the New York Central Railroad until 1968 and the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad until 1978. The present structure is the third station to have existed on the site. The previous structure was demolished in 1981 and was replaced by the current station and a new office high-rise for the Chicago Stock Exchange. 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... Terminal Station was also the name of a railway station in Chattanooga, Tennessee; see Chattanooga Choo Choo. ... Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Official website: http://egov. ... Metra system schematic Metra (officially known as the Northeastern Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation) is Chicagolands commuter rail system, serving over 200 stations on eleven lines across the Regional Transportation Authoritys (RTAs) six-county service area. ... The Rock Island District (RI) is a commuter rail line operated by Metra from Chicago, Illinois southwest to Joliet. ... Inter-city rail services are train services which cover larger distances than commuter trains. ... 1918 map The New York Central Railroad (AAR reporting mark NYC), known simply as the New York Central in its publicity, was a railroad operating in the North-Eastern United States. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting mark RI) was a Class I railroad in the United States. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... High-rise is a 1975 novel by J. G. Ballard. ... The Chicago Stock Exchange, located in Chicago, Illinois, is the third most active stock exchange in the United States by volume. ...

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History

The approaches to LaSalle Street Station split at Englewood.
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The approaches to LaSalle Street Station split at Englewood.

The first station on the site opened on May 22, 1852 with the completion of the Northern Indiana and Chicago Railroad. On October 1, 1852, the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad began using the station. The two railroads later became the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway (New York Central Railroad) and Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad. North of a junction at Englewood Station, both companies' lines ran parallel to the terminal. May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway, sometimes referred to as the Lake Shore, was a railroad that operated in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois primarily along the south shore of Lake Erie and across northern Indiana from Buffalo to Chicago. ... 1918 map The New York Central Railroad (AAR reporting mark NYC), known simply as the New York Central in its publicity, was a railroad operating in the North-Eastern United States. ... The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting mark RI) was a Class I railroad in the United States. ... Englewood Station or Englewood Union Station in Chicago, Illinois south side Englewood neighborhood was a crucial junction and passenger depot for three railroads - the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, the New York Central Railroad, and the Pennsylvania Railroad - although it was for the glamorous eastbound streamliners of the latter...


In December 1866 a new station opened. The Chicago Fire of October 1871 destroyed the station, which was rebuilt. The station that stood until 1981 opened July 1, 1903. Look up December in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... The phrase Chicago Fire can refer to: The Great Chicago Fire, the fire that burned much of Chicago in 1871 The Chicago Fire soccer club The Chicago Fire American football team in the defunct WFL The Chicago Fire Department This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with... Look up October in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


From its completion in 1882, the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad (Nickel Plate Road) ran over the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway from a junction at Grand Crossing north to downtown Chicago, where it had its own terminal south of LaSalle. The LS&MS quickly gained control of the Nickel Plate, and later allowed it into its LaSalle Street Station as a tenant. In July 1916 the LS&MS sold the Nickel Plate to the Van Sweringens, but it continued to operate into LaSalle until the end of Nickel Plate passenger service. 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The New York, Chicago and St. ... The Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway, sometimes referred to as the Lake Shore, was a railroad that operated in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois primarily along the south shore of Lake Erie and across northern Indiana from Buffalo to Chicago. ... 1902 view, before grade separation Greater Grand Crossing, one of the 77 official community areas of Chicago, Illinois, is located on the citys south side. ... The passenger depot of the New York, Chicago and St. ... Look up July in Wiktionary, the free dictionary July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 - The Royal Army Medical Corps first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ...


On January 18, 1957 trains of the Michigan Central Railroad started to use LaSalle, running over the New York Central Railroad's Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway from their former crossing at Porter, Indiana to Chicago. LS&MS and Michigan Central trains (both part of the New York Central system) last used LaSalle on October 26, 1968 (soon after the merge into Penn Central); the next day they began running into Union Station via a connection in Whiting, Indiana and the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway. January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michigan Central Railroad operated in the states of Michigan, Indiana, Ontario, and Illinois in the United Statesand Canada. ... 1918 map The New York Central Railroad (AAR reporting mark NYC), known simply as the New York Central in its publicity, was a railroad operating in the North-Eastern United States. ... The Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway, sometimes referred to as the Lake Shore, was a railroad that operated in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois primarily along the south shore of Lake Erie and across northern Indiana from Buffalo to Chicago. ... Porter is a town located in Porter County, Indiana. ... October 26 is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 66 days remaining. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The Penn Central Transportation Company, normally called Penn Central, was an American railroad company, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and formed by the merger on February 1, 1968 of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central Railroad; the New Haven was added to the merger at the insistence of the... In the waiting room of the Union Station, January 1943 Union Station is a Chicago, Illinois train station that opened in 1925, replacing an earlier 1881 station, and is now the only intercity rail terminal in Chicago. ... Whiting is a city located in Lake County, Indiana. ... The Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway was a major part of the Pennsylvania Railroad system, extending the PRR west from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania via Fort Wayne, Indiana to Chicago, Illinois. ...


A connection at Englewood Station was completed October 15, 1971 to allow the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad to also operate over the PFW&C to Union Station. But the failing Rock Island decided to continue using LaSalle. Now only commuter trains on Metra's Rock Island District serve the station, after Rock Island intercity service ended in 1978. Englewood Station or Englewood Union Station in Chicago, Illinois south side Englewood neighborhood was a crucial junction and passenger depot for three railroads - the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, the New York Central Railroad, and the Pennsylvania Railroad - although it was for the glamorous eastbound streamliners of the latter... October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in Leap years). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting mark RI) was a Class I railroad in the United States. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... Metra system schematic Metra (officially known as the Northeastern Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation) is Chicagolands commuter rail system, serving over 200 stations on eleven lines across the Regional Transportation Authoritys (RTAs) six-county service area. ... The Rock Island District (RI) is a commuter rail line operated by Metra from Chicago, Illinois southwest to Joliet. ... Inter-city rail services are train services which cover larger distances than commuter trains. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ...


Services

LaSalle Street Station served as a terminal for the following lines and intercity trains: Terminal Station was also the name of a railway station in Chattanooga, Tennessee; see Chattanooga Choo Choo. ...

LaSalle still serves commuter trains on Metra's Rock Island District. The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting mark RI) was a Class I railroad in the United States. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 1918 map The New York Central Railroad (AAR reporting mark NYC), known simply as the New York Central in its publicity, was a railroad operating in the North-Eastern United States. ... October 26 is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 66 days remaining. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The New York, Chicago and St. ... Michigan Central Railroad operated in the states of Michigan, Indiana, Ontario, and Illinois in the United Statesand Canada. ... January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 26 is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 66 days remaining. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... Metra system schematic Metra (officially known as the Northeastern Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation) is Chicagolands commuter rail system, serving over 200 stations on eleven lines across the Regional Transportation Authoritys (RTAs) six-county service area. ... The Rock Island District (RI) is a commuter rail line operated by Metra from Chicago, Illinois southwest to Joliet. ...

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Major intercity railroad stations of Chicago
Active terminals: LaSalle - Ogilvie (North Western) - Randolph - Union (CUSCo)
Former terminals: Central Station - Dearborn (C&WI) - Grand Central (B&OCT)
Central Depot - Galena and Chicago Union - Nickel Plate
Wells (C&NW) - Wells (CA&E) - Columbian Exposition
Other stations: Englewood

Inter-city rail services are train services which cover larger distances than commuter trains. ... During the heyday of rail transportation in the first half of the twentieth century, Chicago reigned as the undisputed railroad center of the United States and was served by six intercity train terminals. ... Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Official website: http://egov. ... Modern Ogilvie Transportation Center Ogilvie Transportation Center (formally, the Richard B. Ogilvie Transportation Center) is a Chicago, Illinois train station which was in built 1911. ... The Randolph Street Terminal (sometimes called the Randolph Street Station or the Randolph-South Water Street Station) is a major commuter rail terminal in downtown Chicago that serves the Metra Electric Lines to University Park, Blue Island, and South Chicago; and the South Shore Line to South Bend, Indiana. ... In the waiting room of the Union Station, January 1943 Union Station is a Chicago, Illinois train station that opened in 1925, replacing an earlier 1881 station, and is now the only intercity rail terminal in Chicago. ... The Chicago Union Station Company (AAR reporting mark CUST) owns Chicagos Union Station and the approach tracks. ... Central Station, located at the southern end of Grant Park at 11th Place and Michigan Avenue, was one of the six intercity train stations serving Chicago, Illinois during the heyday of rail in the twentieth century. ... Dearborn Stations train shed being demolished in May 1976, with the head house in the back Dearborn Station was the oldest of the six intercity train stations serving downtown Chicago, Illinois during the heyday of rail in the twentieth century. ... Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad ... Grand Central Station in July 1963, showing the B&O advertising Grand Central Station was a railroad terminal in downtown Chicago at the corner of Harrison and Wells from 1890 to 1969. ... The Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad was a Class II railroad in the United States. ... The passenger depot of the New York, Chicago and St. ... Postcard view ca. ... Info from A Guide to Chicagos Train Stations Present and Past by Ira J. Bach and Susan Wolfson erected by CA&E about 1920 with false front on upper two floors to conceal trains and end of platforms, demolished 1955 ... Englewood Station or Englewood Union Station in Chicago, Illinois south side Englewood neighborhood was a crucial junction and passenger depot for three railroads - the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, the New York Central Railroad, and the Pennsylvania Railroad - although it was for the glamorous eastbound streamliners of the latter...

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