Shore Line Dispatch No. 6: Chicago Surface Lines: The Big 5 Routes and 5 Others

Richard F. Begley, George E. Kanary, Walter R. Keevil
Item #88016

Relive the sights and sounds of of the largest Chicago Surface Lines routes, with originating revenue customers coming from Ashland, Clark-Wentworth, Halsted, Madison, and Milwaukee.
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Description

Relive the sights and sounds of of the largest Chicago Surface Lines routes, with originating revenue customers coming from Ashland, Clark-Wentworth, Halsted, Madison, and Milwaukee.

Features:

  • Explore ten fascinating routes
  • Principal streetcar types used
  • A chronology of significant events from 1945-1958
  • Over 110 captioned photographs, including then/now comparisons
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Author: Richard F. Begley, George E. Kanary, Walter R. Keevil
Pages: 100
Table of Contents
Contributors

Overview

Key Facts

Chronology of Significant Events - January 1, 1945 - June 21, 1958

The Big 5 Routes:
-Ashland
-Clark-Wentworth
-Halsted
-Madison
-Milwaukee

Transfers

Then and 2015 Comparisons

Map of Chicago Surface Lines

Transfers

5 Others:
-26th Street
-111th Street
-Division West
-Montrose
-Webster-Racine

Streetcars of the Big 5 and 5 Others:
-CSL Principal Streetcar Types Used - 1945-End of Service
-The 45 Class Safety Cars of the CSL
-The 5201-5600 Series "South Side Brills"
-The 101-700 Series Big Pullmans
-The Little St. Louis-Built Cars of Chicago
-The Multiple Unit Cars of the CSL
-The 1936 PCC Cars for Chicago, the Madison Street Cars
-The Postwar PCC Cars of Chicago, the Green Hornets
-The Front Entrance-Center Exit Cars, Sedans of Clark-Wentworth Route
-The St. Louis Car Company Robertston Cars in Chicago

Halsted Street, Chicago, and its Streetcar Line
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