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Sunset Lines – The Story of the Chicago Aurora & Elgin Railroad2 – History

$64.00

Volume two in the CA&E series provides a detailed historical review of the
company. Following a general chronological sequence, the book
painstakingly leads the reader through the successes, trials and
tribulations of this unique interurban starting from earlier and
unsuccessful attempts to build interurbans in the area and ending with
track removal in 1963.

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Volume two in the CA&E series provides a detailed historical review of the
company. Following a general chronological sequence, the book
painstakingly leads the reader through the successes, trials and
tribulations of this unique interurban starting from earlier and
unsuccessful attempts to build interurbans in the area and ending with
track removal in 1963. Highlights include details of the early years when
the company was regarded as an impressive industry leader. The political,
expressway and financial problems of the final years are extremely well
documented. Separate chapters cover the contributions of Dr. Thomas Conway
Jr. and Samuel Insull. A final chapter reviews the various causes leading
to abandonment and the possibility of resumption of service into downtown
Chicago.

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