Shore Line Dispatch No. 1: Cooperation Moves the Public

Bruce G. Moffat
Item #88030

Explore the story of the integrated operations of the Chicago Aurora & Elgin Railroad and the Chicago Rapid Transit Company and later the Chicago Transit Authority over the Garfield Park Branch of Chicago's rapid transit system until September 19, 1953.
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Explore the story of the integrated operations of the Chicago Aurora & Elgin Railroad and the Chicago Rapid Transit Company and later the Chicago Transit Authority over the Garfield Park Branch of Chicago's rapid transit system until September 19, 1953.  This was a very complex operation, best described as cars of wood operated by men of steel pursuant to a book of rules that included a rule stating that “no collision with another train will be excused.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Features:

  • Extensive history
  • 40+ color photos and documents of the service
  • Foldout stringcharts featuring East and Westbound weekday operations from January 1950

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Author: Bruce G. Moffat
Pages: 82
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