Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Westbound two car interurban train. The Illinois Railway Museum. Union Illinois USA. August 2006.

I took this photo from the parking lot at the Illinois Railway Museum. A two car train of Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee Railroad interurban coaches, are seen passing the preserved interlocking junction tower from Spaulding Illinois. The car to the left is wearing the 1940's era green, red, and gray color scheme, while the coach to the right wears the final color scheme used by the North Shore until the January 1963 abandonement due to bankruptcy.

The Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee Railroad operated daily high speed interurban passenger service between Chicago Illinois and Milwaukee Wisconsin. North Shore trains operating within metropolitan Chicago utilized the CTA elevated.

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