North Shore South Shore

Russ Porter
Item #88003

Russ Porter chronicles his 50-year-old coverage of these two railroads, a trip you won’t want to miss.
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With 30 trains a day each way, in no section of the country has the interurban electric railway been brought to a higher point of development than in the Midwest.

The North Shore originated in 1894 as a single-track Waukegan streetcar line, with lines eventually running from downtown Chicago to Milwaukee. The line was abandoned for economic reasons in 1963. The South Shore, America’s last interurban, still operates between downtown Chicago and South Bend, Indiana, and continues to haul passengers as well as freight.

Porter covers the trains, facilities and terminals of both lines in 220 beautiful, previously unpublished color photographs. A trip you won’t want to miss.

Author: Russ Porter
Size: 8.5"x11"
Pages: 140
Table of Contents

North Shore trains at Racine (illustration)


Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee Railway

CNS&M Railway map

North Shore Electroliner and Libertyliner drawings

Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad

CSS&SB Coach #9 at Michigan City Station (illustration)


North Shore Electroliner at 6th St. viaduct, Milwaukee (illustration)

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