The Sears Tower dominates the Chicago skyline on a clear, crisp Saturday morning. The building was completed in 1973 and is the tallest in the United States, measuring 1,730 feet to the top of the television antennas on its roof.
The Royal Street, the vintage buffet/lounge/observation car that was my home-away-from-home in Chicago, was parked next to an Amtrak consist being prepared for a trip. Amtrak workers moved through the train all morning, cleaning windows, inside and out, and restocking supplies.
After taking this photo, I walked some 10-12 blocks to Chicago’s Union Station, where I boarded the Southwest Chief for my two-night trip to Los Angeles. I’ll post a few of those photos tomorrow.