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The Autumn 2021 issue of First & Fastest includes:

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The End Is Approaching — South Shore Line
on the Streets of Michigan City

A Photo Feature Edited by Norman Carlson

On CA&E's Mainline 1947–1958:
The Photography of Stanley T. Bristol

From the Collection of Mark A. Bristol
Current Day Photos by Mark Llanuza. Captions by Norman Carlson

Modernized Cars for Skokie Valley Route Service
Research and Photography by George Krambles Unless Otherwise Noted. Edited by Norman Carlson from Various CERA Publications

Auburn Park: A Streetcar Hub
by Richard F. Begley

Rochelle, Illinois: North Central Illinois' Transcontinental Junction
Photos by Dick Nuemiller, Bon French Collection.
Text and Captions by Norman Carlson

TM's 1100-Series Interurban Cars: Part 2
by Larry A. Sakar

The Traction Photography of Ed Wilkommen
by John Nicholson

CTA News
by Shore Line Staff

North Shore Line 761 Returns to Revenue Service

Metra F59PHs 97-99 Remanufactured by Progress Rail

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 ...
Autumn 2021 September 22, 2021
Winter 2021 December 21, 2021
Spring 2022 March 20, 2022
Summer 2022 June 21, 2022
Autumn 2022 September 22, 2022
Winter 2022 December 21, 2022




  First & Fastest, Autumn 2021  
  Cover: Engineer David Pranckus is preparing to depart the historic Michigan City station stop in 11th Street for the last time on May 1, 2021. No longer will an electric interurban train use a street as a station platform. This is the end of an era. —Bruce Stahl photo
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