Thursday, June 02, 2011
Welcome aboard Eddie's Railfan Page, from the city of Chicago Illinois USA.
Chicago is a city, with a deep and rich history of railroads.
At one time many decades ago, the greater Chicagoland area was served by electric interurban railroads. One of those was the Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad.
Although several cars and pieces of equipment from the North Shore Line have wound up in museum's like the Fox River Trolley Museum in South Elgin Illinois, The Seashore trolley Museum in Kennebunkport Maine, as well as The Illinois Railway Museum in Union Illinois, most of the North Shore Line's stations and buildings were demolished quickly after the line abandoned for good in 1963. The NSL's Shore line Route, is now a bicycle path today in certain segments, and their high speed Skokie Valley Mainline, today is now nothing more than dirt service roads lined with high tension power line towers that once lined the tracks and right of way.
However...I have some good news for fans of the former Chicago, North Shore And Milwaukee interurban railroad.
Seen here on Wilmette Avenue in downtown north suburban Wilmette Illinois, is the former Chicago, North Shore And Milwaukee Railroad "Wilmette" station from the NSL Shore Line Route, wich was abandoned in 1955. Today this classic brick railroad station, is the "Depot Nuevo" Latin Restaurant in Wilmette Illinois.