Shore Line Dispatch No. 9: Chicago Surface Lines - Linking Chicago's Neighborhoods II

Richard F. Begley, Editor
Item #88022

Explore the significance of the transportation streetcars provided within neighborhoods and linked them to other neighborhoods, both like and unalike, both near and far.
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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. 

Features:

  • Covers 26 streetcar lines in the 1945-1958 period
  • Section on eight distinctive lines of Southeast Chicago (including "the Hegewisch line" and South Deering)
  • Coverage of diagonal lines in a grid city (including Elston, Archer and Lincoln)
  • Information on routes such as Kedzie, Cicero, 18th Street and Chicago Avenue
  • George Kanary's recollections of life on Division Street in Wicker Park
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Author: Richard F. Begley, Editor
Pages: 100
Table of Contents

Overview

Key Facts

Chronology of Significant Events

Eight Distinctive Lines in Southeast Chicago

Four Diagonals in a Grid City

Transfers

Then and 2018 Comparisons

Chicago Surface Lines Map, 1940

Four North-South Trunk Routes

Lincoln Services: Four Busy Lines

Three Important Crosstown Lines

Streetcars Used on the Routes of this Dispatch

The 228 High Side Brills, The Odd-17's and Two Others

Division Services: Three Interesting Lines

Division Street: My Neighborhood, My Carbarn

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