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Shore Line Dispatch No. 12: Linking Chicago's Neighborhoods III

Richard F. Begley, George E. Kanary, and Walter R. Keevil
Item #88033

This third installment describing how Chicago’s streetcar system connected the city on 20 selected routes in North, West, and South side areas, includes black and white photos, maps, timetables, and insightful historical commentary.
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This latest publication from the Shore Line Interurban Historical Society allows readers to explore Chicago street car routes from January 1945 through the end of service in 1958. Smartly captioned photos are printed on heavy paper and laid out in a logical, easy-to-read way.

Route-by-route summaries include historical facts and operational details interspersed with photos, ticket images, and maps — many of which are in full color. Readers are also given a “then-and-now” tour showing color images of streetcars in action compared to how the same location appears in the present day.

Be sure to see the color center-spread map of surface lines as of 1938 — with readable streets, landmarks, and legend.

The is a must-own for post-war streetcar enthusiasts and historians alike!


Author: Richard F. Begley, George E. Kanary, and Walter R. Keevil
Pages: 98
Table of Contents



Key Facts and Chronology of Significant Events

Routes Serving Primarily West Side Neighborhoods

Routes Serving Primarily North Side Neighborhoods


Then and 2021 Comparisons; Lakefront Extensions

Chicago Surface Lines Map, 1938

Routes Serving Primarily South Side Neighborhoods

Chicago Surface Lines Streetcar Roster January 1, 1945

Streetcars Used on the Routes of this Dispatch

The 5601-5650 Series Brills


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