Current Issue

The Winter 2018 issue of First & Fastest includes:

60 Years Ago, the Last Trips on the CA&E
by Shore Line Staff

Streetcars Set to Return to Milwaukee
by Shore Line Staff, photographs by Bill Becwar

New Depots on the Old Alton
by Bruce C. Nelson

Wilson Lower Yard …
A look back at a forgotten "L" facility

by Bruce G. Moffat

WINTER 2017–2018 …
And a few historic photos recalling past winters

pages made possible by a grant from George S. Kush, by Shore Line Staff

Steam Commuter Trains
photos by Phillip A Weibler and Fielding Kunecke

Interurban Through Valparaiso's Lakes
by Norman Carlson

A Quick Pictorial Tour of Metra Activity in 2018
by Shore Line Staff

A Caboose For The 21st Century
by Art Danz

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, Winter 2018  
  Cover: It is Christmas Eve, December 24, 2017, Metra 425, "Don Orseno" is leading a westbound Rock Island District train under a historic Rock Island Line cantilever signal bridge in Robbins, Illinois, just west of Blue Island. —Daniel Marinellie photo
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