Shore Line Dispatch No. 3: One Hundred Years of Enduring Tradition - South Shore Line

Norman Carlson, Editor
Item #88014

Dive into the first 100 years of the South Shore Line with this in-depth history of the only surviving electric interurban serving the Chicago area.
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Description

Dive into the first 100 years of the South Shore Line with this in-depth history of the only surviving electric interurban serving the Chicago area.  Find unique perspectives as told by people who were involved since 1926.  

Features:

  • Fascinating new information
  • Perspectives as to why "The Last Interurban" survived
  • How a successful public-private partnership was created and sustained
  • Numerous previously unpublished photos
  • Images in color and duotone
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Author: Norman Carlson, Editor
Pages: 84
Table of Contents

Lunch with Sam

Introduction

One Hundred Years of Enduring Tradition
-From Interurban to Railroad
-Recollection of R.E. Jamieson, Passenger Traffic Manager,1926-1964

Changes Come to the Railroad
-Recollection of Richard D. Bunton, First Vice President 1948-1987
-Recollection of Charles F. Mulrenan, Chief Engineer 1964-1985

Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District

Recollections on the Formation and Challenges of NICTD
-Gerald R. Hanas, General Manager
-John Parsons, Director of Marketing and Planning
-Michael C. Harris, General Counsel

Looking to NICTD's Future

Venango River Daze
-Recollection of Venango River Days at The South Shore

SouthShore Freight
-Not the Usual Way That You Acquire a Railroad
-South Shore Freight Approaching 100 Years of Service

Perhaps the Phoenix Has Risen

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