Current Issue

The Spring 2019 issue of First & Fastest includes:

Let's Go to "The Hop"
Streetcars return to Milwaukee

by Shore Line Staff

Tower B35, Elgin Junction and an Interurban Crossing Underneath
Photography by or from the Collection of Mark Llanuza, except as noted,
text and captions by Norman Carlson

From Glendale to Glenview
Metra Modernizes its Motive Power with F59s

by Edward W. Tobin

BIG Bold and Beautiful
by Edward W. Tobin

The Day the Police Arrested an "L" Train
by Bruce G. Moffat

The Last Run to Hobart, March 19, 1939
by Norman Carlson

Batting 1000
by Larry A. Sakar

Preservation of C&NW's Lake Forest Station
by David W. Mattoon

F&F News, NICTD, Metra
by Shore Line Staff

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 2019 March 20, 2019
Summer 2019 June 21, 2019
Autumn 2019 September 23, 2019
Winter 2019 December 21, 2019




  First & Fastest, Spring 2019  
  Covers: The first revenue run of Metra 405 in its Milwaukee Road heritage paint scheme occurred on Thursday, January 10, 2019.  During the equipment positioning move from Western Avenue Coach Yard to Chicago Union Station the train paused at Morgan Street for photographs. —Mark Llanuza photo
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