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by Larry Plachno

Category: Americas
Subcategory: History books
Author: Larry Plachno
ISBN: 0933449100
ISBN13: 978-0933449107
Language: English
Publisher: Transportation Trails; 1989 no other dates edition (April 1, 1990)
Pages: 352
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This book begins with the early Fox River streetcar lines of the 1890s, the construction and operation of the CA&E . This is Volume 2 of an excellent series describing the CHICAGO, AURORA, & Elgin interuban railroad

This book begins with the early Fox River streetcar lines of the 1890s, the construction and operation of the CA&E, the decades of prosperity, the end of passenger service, and finally, the end of even freight service and the removal of the rails in 1962-63. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos. This is Volume 2 of an excellent series describing the CHICAGO, AURORA, & Elgin interuban railroad. I found this tome to be very well written, well organized, and beautifully illustrated with many "Historical Photographs" This book is a super important addition to my Interurban library.

Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Sunset Lines: The Story of the Chicago Aurora and Elgin Railroad 2 : History. by. Larry Plachno, Chuck Boie (Illustrator).

Plachno, Larry (1989). Sunset Lines: The Story of the Chicago Aurora & Elgin Railroad: 2 - History. Fiore, David J. (Autumn 1991), "Carload Freight on the Chicago Aurora & Elgin", First & Fastest, . n. : 6–11. Polo, Illinois: Transportation Trails. pp. 191, 197, 201, 207, 291. ISBN 33449-10-0. 1961), p. 7. ^ Peffers (1993), pp. 10-11. Plachno (1989), pp. 277-285. 90. ^ a b Peffers (1993), pp. 10-11, 21. ^ Plachno (1989), pp. 239, 241, 259, 263-264, 339, 345. 479-483. 50. 209, 216-217, 223-225, 232, 235, 261.

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The Chicago, Aurora & Elgin began as two separate, paper corporations . According to Larry Plancho's excellent book, "The Story Of The Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad: 2 - History," it was planned to operate via third-rail with speeds reaching 65 mph. At the time, the Midwest's electrical grid was still relatively sporadic, which led to construction of its own power plant at Batavia. As Mr. Plachno points out this single factor is largely why the system was so successful since Fox River commuters could reach the city directly without changing trains in the process.

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The Chicago Aurora and Elgin Railroad (CA&E), known colloquially as the "Roarin' Elgin" or the "Great Third Rail", was an interurban railroad that operated passenger and freight service on its line between Chicago, Illino.

The Chicago Aurora and Elgin Railroad (CA&E), known colloquially as the "Roarin' Elgin" or the "Great Third Rail", was an interurban railroad that operated passenger and freight service on its line between Chicago, Illinois and Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, and Elgin. The railroad also operated a small branch to Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Hillside and owned a branch line to Westchester.

Volume 2 in this series focuses on the history of what was perhaps the fastest and best run interurban in the country. One of Samuel Insull's interurbans, it provided an important part of the commuter service around Chicago, from DuPage County and the Fox River Communities into the city. This book begins with the early Fox River streetcar lines of the 1890s, the construction and operation of the CA&E, the decades of prosperity, the end of passenger service, and finally, the end of even freight service and the removal of the rails in 1962-63. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos. With "family chart" of corporate relationships, list of abandonments, corrections to Volume 1 and index. End papers show system map.
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