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Railroad rolling over suburb


Photo courtesy of Chicago Rail Fan

Richton Park, like many communities over the years, is fighting what appears to be a losing battle with a railroad line.

The village has obtained a state grant of $205,000 to construct sound barrier walls along a Canadian National Railway line that passes within a few hundred yards of residential homes.

But the CN railroad will not give Richton Park access to its right-of way to erect the sound barriers…Please click here to read Phil Kadner’s column in the Southtown Star.

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