Disappearing Act in Chicago 1988

Led by a Burlington Northern E9A unit, a Metra train leaves Chicago Union Station. The E units continued in service through 1992.

After my visit out east with my sister, brother-in-law, T-1s 2102 and 2101, I boarded at Harrisburg a alumbercoach on Amtrak’s westbound Broadway Limited for a trip to Chicago to meet the late Bill Surdyk at Union Station.

We had a unique opportunity to see three baseball games in one day.

The Chicago Cubs were scheduled to play an afternoon doubleheader on May 24, 1988, with the Atlanta Braves due to a rainout the previous day. Usually the Cubs and White Sox are not in town at the same time.

However, today they were. As an added bonus the White Sox were playing our hometown Cleveland Indians that night.

To me it was an added bonus being a Tribe Trifecta.

The photos are all of things I miss from the 1980s that are no longer with us, thus the disappearing act.

Article and Photographs by Edward Ribinskas

The crowd enjoys a sunny day at the friendly confines of Wrigley Field.

Harry Caray calls the action.

The old Comiskey Park before the White Sox-Indians game on May 24, 1988.

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