Current Issue

The Spring 2017 issue of First & Fastest includes:

Then and Now at Wilson
by Bob Bresse-Rodenkirk

Once in a Lifetime
by Mike Raia

A Sea of Cubbie Blue
by Bob Bresse-Rodenkirk, Norman Carlson and Graham Garfield

From Rails to Trails in Wicker Park and Bucktown
by Norman Carlson

The Little Branch Line Cherished by Many
by Art Peterson

Strolling On The 606
by George E. Kanary

The 1800-1999 Class Streetcars of Chicago
by George E. Kanary

SOUTH BEND – One Street – Two Tracks – Two Railways – Two Voltages
a photo essay by Norman Carlson

Milwaukee Traction Classics of the 1940s and 1950s
featuring the classic photographs of Don Ross and others.
Present day photographs by Chris Barney, commentary by Larry Sakar

The long road to light rail in the Twin Cities,
Part 1: The Blue Line

by Aaron Isaacs

A Billion Dollar Investment
by Norman Carlson

Creating Something Out of Nothing
by Stefan Loeb

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, Spring 2017  
  Covers: The Cubs' victory celebration continued with the wrapping of four CTA cars. These cars lead a southbound Red Line train at Armitage on November 8, 2016. These cars will remain wrapped until the end of January. —Photo by Lou Gerard
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