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Santa Fe sign dedication

Unread postby Super Chief » Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:51 pm

The sign that was atop of the Santa Fe building in the loop on Michigan Ave. is being dedicated tonight at IRM in Union. A tent for guests and warbonet FP45 92 and steamer 2903 straddling the sign made for quite an impressive display today on my visit. The sign will be lighted just like it was every night looking over Grant Park. Now if only those big red neon lips that straddled the IC tracks by old Central Station could have been saved.
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Re: Santa Fe sign dedication

Unread postby CSX_CO » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:09 am

Also had a Coke sign along I-90 once upon a time also. Remember looking for those two signs as a kid on trips thru Chicago.
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Re: Santa Fe sign dedication

Unread postby CSX_CO » Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:32 pm

It appears one of those iconic Magikist signs survives
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Re: Santa Fe sign dedication

Unread postby Super Chief » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:31 pm

They were indeed signs of the times. Ah yes Magikist couldn't remember the advertiser. Of course Illinois Central had theirs on the station and Standard Oil next to the Santa Fe building and the Purdential building where the ole IC electric ended.
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Re: Santa Fe sign dedication

Unread postby dinwitty » Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:51 pm

going into Chicago in that time it was a mecca of these huge animated signs. I've wondered why they disappeared, some local laws or something?
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Re: Santa Fe sign dedication

Unread postby MP73point4 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:00 pm

dinwitty wrote:going into Chicago in that time it was a mecca of these huge animated signs. I've wondered why they disappeared, some local laws or something?

They have disappeared largely because they are stunningly expensive to maintain and operate.
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