Shore Line Dispatch No. 2: Competing Rails

Norman Carlson, Editor
Item #88019

Explore the early rail competition on Chicago's North Shore, steam vs. electricity, and connecting Evanston and Chicago by rail.
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Description

Explore the early rail competition on Chicago's North Shore, steam vs. electricity, and connecting Evanston and Chicago by rail.  This complex story outlines the business, political, and financial intrigue covering the early days of railroads serving Evanston.

Features:

  • Background on picturesque Evanston
  • History of Dr. John Evans and his desire for rail competition
  • Street railway development and an increase in competition
  • All-time railroad maps of Evanston-Wilmette

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Author: Norman Carlson, Editor
Pages: 84
Table of Contents

Picturesque Evanston 1887

Introduction

Street Railway Development Creates More Competition

All-time railroad maps of the area and Evanston-Wilmette

North Shore & Western Railway

Electric Lines from North and South

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