Friday, March 30, 2018
More Railroad Tracks in DeKalb County in 1918
From the January 10, 2018, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."
1918, 100 Years Ago.
"The new siding, under construction at Kirkland by the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad, is expected by the company to facilitate the handling of passengers and freight over the road between Chicago and Rockford and to increase the effectiveness of the shuttle train service over the Chicago, Milwaukee and Gary from Chicago to Camp Grant."
Camp Grant was a huge training facility for the United States during World War I and located west of Rockford where the airport is today.