Current Issue

The Summer 2017 issue of First & Fastest includes:

Can You Believe It Has Been 60 Years?
a James J. Buckley photo essay of the last years of the Chicago Aurora & Elgin

Milwaukee Streetcars from the Don Ross Collection
present day photographs by Chris Barney, commentary by Larry Sakar

How We Brought NKP 765 to Metra
by Rich Oppenheim

Steaming on the C&NW
Wallace Abbey photos from the collection of the Center for Railroad Photography & Art, captions by George E. Kanary

by Richard H. George

"The Interurban"
by Don L. Hofsommer

Wendell's Streetcar Route, West Towns La Grange Line
a Photo Essay from the Collection of Wendell J. Dillenger

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

Metra's Mechanical Department
by Norman Carlson

Iowa Pacific's Hoosier State
There's no Right or Wrong, It's Just Gone!

by Bruce Stahl

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 2017:

Issue Will Arrive by ...
Spring 2017 March 20, 2017
Summer 2017 June 21, 2017
Autumn 2017 September 22, 2017
Winter 2017 December 21, 2017




  First & Fastest, Summer 2017  
  Covers: Car 427 leads a Wheaton Express out of the DesPlaines Avenue Terminal on September 8, 1954, Overhead are CTA 6000-series cars awaiting departure for the Loop on the Garfield Park Line. —James J. Buckley photo, Fred Lonnes Collection
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