The early years of Midway

After years of planning, litigation, and general lack of action, work began on August 13, 1940 to lay tracks north of the Municipal Airport, tracks which would enable the removal of the railroad that bisected the airport. Viewing the initial work are Stewardesses Louise Mack, from left, and Phyllis Alldredge of American Airlines, a neighbor Vincent Dellacroce, the contracting engineer Charles Kulp, and assistant engineer George Amory.
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( Chicago Tribune historical photo )

After years of planning, litigation, and general lack of action, work began on August 13, 1940 to lay tracks north of the Municipal Airport, tracks which would enable the removal of the railroad that bisected the airport. Viewing the initial work are Stewardesses Louise Mack, from left, and Phyllis Alldredge of American Airlines, a neighbor Vincent Dellacroce, the contracting engineer Charles Kulp, and assistant engineer George Amory.

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