In his formative years, author George V. Campbell lived adjacent to the
Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee Railroad, which operated high speed
electric interurban and commuter service and became known as the
“Midwest’s favorite interurban.” Many different topics are covered in this
volume including some interesting new information on the early years of
the North Shore Line. One large chapter is dedicated to many details on
city streetcar operations in Waukegan and Milwaukee. In another chapter,
George takes us on an early-day North Shore charter from Milwaukee to
Rockford. Early and unusual schedules are reviewed, and photos are
included showing the Electroliners under construction. In other areas,
this book explores the North Shore Line’s little-remembered model railroad
display, the Shore Line abandonment and numerous other topics.
Hardbound with 256 pages, 287 photos, 9 maps, 55 other illustrations and a
special colorful dust jacket illustration by Chuck Boie.