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Along the Chicago South Shore & South Bend Rail Line
by Cynthia L. Ogorek


Overview - Starting in 1901 as a three-mile-long trolley line in East Chicago, Indiana, the Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad expanded in 1908 to connect South Bend, Indiana, with Chicago, Illinois. Once a treasure in the Sam Insull utilities empire, today it is the only functioning electric interurban in the United States.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Starting in 1901 as a three-mile-long trolley line in East Chicago, Indiana, the Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad expanded in 1908 to connect South Bend, Indiana, with Chicago, Illinois. Once a treasure in the Sam Insull utilities empire, today it is the only functioning electric interurban in the United States. From a world-class city through rolling agricultural acres, from steel mills through a national lakeshore, some 200 vintage photographs illustrate the unique view of the Calumet region that South Shore passengers have traditionally enjoyed. Images of rolling stock, passenger depots, excursion destinations, and historic sites along the way combine to reveal the century-long story of the railroad and its 90-mile corridor.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780738594194
  • ISBN-10: 0738594199
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
  • Publish Date: November 2012
  • Page Count: 128
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds

Series: Images of America

Related Categories

Books > History > United States - State & Local - Midwest
Books > Transportation > Railroads - History
Books > Photography > Subjects & Themes - Travel - General

 
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