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Happy Holiday Railway - Weekends through Dec. 18

Structures

from Chicago, IL CRT Gateman
from Chicago, IL
CRT Gateman's Shanty
Description:Rapid transit gateman's shanty

Equipment Information

This gateman’s shanty is typical of the ones used on the Chicago Rapid Transit system at its ground-level road crossings. Before the ubiquity of automatic crossing gates, railroad crossings needed to be staffed by a gate operator, and these men were given small buildings – known as gateman’s shanties – to protect them from inclement weather. This gateman’s shanty was donated to the museum in 2011 and is in storage awaiting restoration.