Current Issue

The Spring 2018 issue of First & Fastest includes:

New Fox River Bridges in Elgin
by Norman Carlson

Soo Line 1003, Trek to Shriners Hospital for Children
by Mike Raia

The Silverliners
by John Nicholson and Tom Jervan

North Shore Line City Car History, Part 2
by Edward W. Tobin

It's Been 60 Years
a Photo Essay of Milwaukee Streetcars
by Richard Cecil and Norman Carlson

Selling the public on interurbans and streetcars
by Leigh Morris

The Pressed Steel Streetcars of Chicago
by George E. Kanary

CSL/CTA Route 60, Blue Island-26th Street
by Richard F. Begley

1992: CTA's 6000s Make Their Curtain Call
by Bruce G. Moffat

F&F News, Chicago Transit Authority
by Shore Line Staff

Sending Don Orseno Off to Retirement
a photo essay by Mark Llanuza

Insull's Smaller Empire
conducted by Eric Bronsky


When Will My Next Issue of First & Fastest Arrive?

Shore Line strives to have issues of First & Fastest to members by the first day of each season. International delivery of print issues may take longer. Here is our schedule for the upcoming year:

Issue Will Arrive by ...
Spring 2018 March 20, 2018
Summer 2018 June 21, 2018
Autumn 2018 September 22, 2018
Winter 2018 December 21, 2018




  First & Fastest, Spring 2018  
  Covers: At 7:00 a.m. on a beautiful spring day in May 2016 train 2216 is crossing the Fox River in Elgin, Illinois, looking downstream toward St. Charles from the former Chicago Aurora & Elgin right-of-way near the Collingbourne stop. Some vegetation control was done on the day before. Engineer Danny Gavina has honored the photographer's request to slow down slightly from the normal speed restriction so as not disturb the ducks thus rippling the water. This photo has appeared internationally as a part of the publicity surrounding construction of two new single track bridges that will commence in 2018. —Mark Llanuza photo
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