First & Fastest Magazine 2000-01 Winter Shore Line Historical Society The Chicagoland electric railways, past & present
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FEATURE CA&E's Newest Cars in Service in Their Factory Paint Photos: KRAMBLES-PETERSON ARCHIVE
In 1949-50: One-Man Streetcar Operation Increases 10
Streetcars in the CTA Era, Part 2
RICHARD F. BEGLEY and ROY G. BENEDICT
Behind the Turquoise Door 18
of the Electroliner from Howard Street to Milwaukee JEROME T. BURKE
Joseph McCarthy 31
October 28, 1951-August 19, 2000
Shop Track 8
Wire Report 20
Bumping Post 34
Traction Trivia Quiz 34
As Others See Us
Chicago & West Towns 141
An Internet Site
Transnet, an Email Subscription 39
FIRST & FASTEST CLASSIFIEDS 39
The "Roarin' Elgin" was financially the least promising of Chicago's three interurbans that survived the 1930s Great Depression. Indeed it became (in 1957) the first of them to stop all passenger service. Yet it was the last to purchase new passenger cars during the era of private enterprise. The explanation of this phenomenon was rapid growth of commuter population in the western suburbs which it served. This Winter cover feature is the third chapter in the story of those ten new cars which had been delivered in 1945 by the St. Louis Car Company.-Thomas H. Desnoyers, Krambles-Peterson Archive
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