West Approach to Cleveland Union Terminal


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West Approach to Cleveland Union Terminal

The Terminal Tower rises above the C.U.T. electrified rail line. The C.U.T. was more than an iconic downtown rail station topped by one of the world's tallest skyscrapers. It was complex system with electric catenaries above many miles of multiple tracks running from Collinwood Yards in northeastern Cleveland to Linndale Yards near the city's southwestern edge. Trains pulled by steam locomotives were transferred to electric locomotives at each of these rail yards before completing their the last – and importantly smokeless – approach into downtown Cleveland.


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