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Shore Line Interurban Historical Society and explore First & Fastest, the
premier quarterly publication on urban, suburban, interurban and
regional intercity passenger service in what is now known as the
Chicago Hub Network of Amtrak, and our special publications.
A Swift Lesson
CTA's Skokie Swift, now referred to as the Yellow Line, turns
50 years of age this year. The Spring 2014 issue of First & Fastest features
photos and an extensive insight written by George Krambles, Project Manager.
This CTA photo was taken on May 6, 1964.
In January, photographer Mark Llanuza captured the Troy Grove
job plowing its way through deep snow drifts near Shabbona, Illinois. Click
to view the 80-image slideshow. (If you do not see the images in a
slideshow format, you may wish to download
the file and then view it using
Shore Line Dispatch No. 4 – The Road
of Service: Perspectives on the North Shore Line
Dispatch No. 4, published in late November 2012, is The
Road of Service – Perspectives on the North Shore Line (formerly referred
to by its working title "Perpetual Adoration"). This 100-page publication,
edited by Norman Carlson, brings together a collection of diverse recollections
by Shore Line members and people of different backgrounds who rode and/or lived
along the Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee
Railroad. Click to learn more and order online …
Shore Line's 2014 Calendar
Get ready for 2014 with Shore Line's new planning
and scheduling calendar — now available as a free PDF download. The
calendar cover photo was taken on one of the two occasions that an Electroliner
journeyed to Libertyville and Mundelein, Illinois. This chartered train stopped
at the Libertyville station for photos on February 17, 1957 (William E. Robertson
photo, Eric Bronsky Collection). Click
to download the calendar.
In the News ...
Register for the Center
for Railroad Photography & Art Conference, Order
New Book of Jack Delano Photography
Register now for "Conversations
about Photography" May 16-18 at Lake Forest College and
the Chicago History Museum. The Center also has published
a new 200-page book "Railroaders:
Jack Delano's Homefront Photography" as a companion
to the museum exhibit. Become
a Center member or visit
its website to learn more.
NICTD Releases Performance
Read NICTD's 2013
year-end performance report.
Electroliner/Liberty Liner Returned to Operating Condition
The Rockhill Trolley Museum is happy to announce the return of its
historic Electroliner/Liberty Liner streamlined train to operating
condition. Read more
Our October 2013 Member Letter
Read our October
2013 letter to members to learn about our new digital format
option and upcoming editorial plans.
The 2014 membership
application is now available online.
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