Please join us for a mid-day tour of Chicago’s South Side on SUNDAY, September 20th, the day after the conference. You can view and print the Tour Flyer Here.
Rail Logistics and the Oil Boom
Date: Sunday, September 20th, 2015
Times & Meet-Up Spots: The Northside Group departs the UE Hall at 9:30 AM and will join the Main Southside Group at McDonald’s at 11900 S. Western Ave, Chicago 60406. The Southside group will meet up with them at 10:00 AM. The Tour will then depart McDonald’s at 10:15 AM sharp. Tour will conclude by mid afternoon (folks can be back to the UE Hall by 3:30 PM).
Directions: Taking I 94 East (heading south, sign says “Indiana”) to I 57 (sign says Memphis). Proceed to 119th St. Exit at 119th Street, proceed WEST for 1 mile to Western Avenue. McDonald’s is on the corner.
Itinerary: We will visit a junction in Blue Island, the Indiana Harbor Belt and CSX yards in Riverdale, the Union Pacific yard in Dolton, and then stop for lunch. After lunch we will visit Gibson yard, Buckeye Terminal and NW Indiana and possibly the BP pet coke storage facility.
Maps: A map listing all stops on the tour will be provided for all participants in case anyone gets separated/lost. See the interactive map for further details.
Lunch: A fine lunch has been arranged at $11 per person, complete.