Shore Line Dispatch No. 8: Chicago Surface Lines - Linking Chicago's Neighborhoods

Richard F. Begley, Editor
Item #88021

Explore the significance of Chicago Surface Lines streetcar lines from 1945 through the end of streetcar service.  
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Explore the significance of Chicago Surface Lines (CSL) streetcar lines from 1945 through the end of streetcar service.  Neighborhoods were a part of a person's identity - they were where things happened: education, entertainment, shopping.  The CSL streetcar lines served not only individual neighborhoods, but they also linked them to other neighborhoods, both near and far. 

This Dispatch includes detailed narratives on the routes and joins George Kanary for a ride on the Cottage Grove line, reliving his experiences on the route.

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Author: Richard F. Begley, Editor
Pages: 100
Table of Contents

Overview

Key Facts

Chronology of Significant Events

Four Major Trunk Routes

Table of CSL/CTA Principal Streetcar Types

How to Interpret a Transfer

Then and 2017 Photo Comparisons

The Last Chicago Surface Lines Citywide Map

More Transfer Examples

Four Important Crosstown Lines

Variety in a Photo Essay

Streetcars Which Linked Chicago's Neighborhoods

The Several Routes of the Cottage Grove Streetcars

The Central Business District

 

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