Trains soon go back underground via the Gilmor Street Tunnel segment;
extensive fencing makes an unobstructed photo difficult. Gunshots, such as
those heard while obtaining this photo, might discourage one from seeking
Views are a problem for train operators too, hence these dwarf or pedestal
signals stand in for their more common, larger counterparts. Small signals can
be mounted lower to make them visible from a greater distance within the tunnel.
Milepost 97, visible in the 1977 photo above, seems to no longer be extant, a
victim of what appear to be subsequently-installed cable runways.
Few recent photos of this portal are online because 1) the opening
is very much fenced in, and 2) it is located adjacent to what by at
least one metric (2015, linked below) was the most likely place in the United
States to experience a violent crime.
2015's most violent neighborhoods,
less obscured pic