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Before The North Shore Line
Edward Tobin
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2009-02-23 17:15:58
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Before The North Shore Line

The Early Years 1894-1916

Bluff City Electric Street Railway

Chicago & Milwaukee Electric Railway

By Edward Tobin.

Cloth with dust jacket, 8.5x11, 224 glossy pages, clear b/w and some color photos throughout, maps, charts, period advertisements, timetables, car drawings, rosters, bibliography, index.

"Waukegan was the birthplace of the Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee Railroad, one of the nation's premier interurban electric railways.

"Author Ed Tobin recounts the railroad's humble origins as the Bluff City Electric Street Railway and traces its rapid evolution into the high speed Chicago & Milwaukee Electric Railway, taking the story up to the time that the company came under Insull control.

"This 224 page book is packed with never before published information and photographs depicting the railway in its early days. You will also learn about A.C. Frost, a tireless promoter who helped create "America's fastest interurban."