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Title: The Central Manufacturing District : Chicago Junction Railway Service : a book of descriptive text, photographs & testimonial letters about Chicago Junction Railway Service and the Central Manufacturing District - the center of Chicago, "The Great Central Market"
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ing in or out of the Stockyards, Packingtown,or the Central Manufacturing District. With this enormous tonnage, the Junctionis enabled to give service which would not be possible under other conditions. The Junction tracks and equipment are maintained in the highest state ofefficiency. The Junction has over sixty modern switching engines, engagedexclusively in the switching of freight and it is no unusual thing for 200 enginesof connecting lines to be on the Junction tracks in a single day. The Junction Railway permits no passenger train on its rails to interfere withthe movement of freight. In other words, the Junction is a freight specialist.Its tracks are open to any trains, from any road, at any time, day or night.Signals and switchmen guide all engines without pilots. The Junction policy isto move todays freight today, and as its perfection of service has become known,so has come increasing tonnage to the road from all parts of Chicago. Over2,200,000 cars are handled annually. 16
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Union Freight Station No. 1, Chicago Junction, 43d and Robey Streets Forty-third Street Union Freight Station At 43rd and Robey Streets, is located Union Freight Station No. 1 ofthe Chicago Junction Railway. This Union Freight Station might wellbe called an International Depot, for it will receive freight for anypoint in the world, to leave Chicago over any rail line. Its long buildings andauxiliary platforms will accommodate 275 cars at one setting, and as many setsare made per day as are necessary to keepthe cars moving. Freight comes to theUnion Freight Station by team or car, —it matters not — is quickly transferredto cars for the different roads, (the largevolume makes straight loading possible,)and at stated times the engines of thedifferent roads pull out their trains. Inmany cases, before freight could have beenhauled by teams to down-town stationsunder old methods, it is on its way across the country to its destination. Central Manufacturing District Gardener
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