Chicago: Track to the future

June 13, 2017

By John Evans, Evanston Magazine; June 12, 2017

Having made a small fortune investing in the future of transportation back in my day, I am amused to see what’s come of trains in this century. Splendid to see the old track laid for the Chicago & Evanston Railroad in the 19th century is still in service for the Purple Line. I also quite approve of the little merchant stands at platform level for Metra commuters heading downtown. Not long ago I had a delightful cup of hot coffee with a miniature breakfast sandwich sort of concoction they advertised as a “slider.”

Odd name, yet delicious. In fact, I imagined I might on some occasion make a return visit to this “Upstairs Cafe.”

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