The wait in winter Feb 15, 2014 Celia ⋅ Around town ⋅ Chicago, commuting, el platforms, photography, the el, winter ⋅ A commuter waits for the el at mid-day. The snow and cold have been unrelenting. Thank goodness for the heat lamps in the platform shelters–without them, the wait for a train would be unbearable indeed. Share this:PrintEmailTwitterFacebook Related Like 1 Thanks! You've already liked this « How surroundings help » Building around the firehouse 2 Comments Harley Feb 17, 2014 @ 16:29:07 I imagine that, on those horrid cold days we had, those heat lamps were used a lot and much appreciated. I’ve taken the “L” during the winter in previous decades and, of course, back then there were no heat lamps. . . . By the by, if you ever get the chance, not too far from that platform is an Al’s Italian Beef place at Sheffield and Clark. Celia Feb 18, 2014 @ 07:24:24 The shelters and heaters are essential because up there on the platforms the wind can be cruel.