Chicago Surface Lines

Chicago Surface Lines

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Chicago Surface Lines was operator of the street railway system of Chicago, Illinois, from the years 1913 to 1947. The firm is a predecessor of today's publicly owned operator, the Chicago Transit Authority. The first streetcars in Chicago were horse cars run by the Chicago City Railway Company and the North Chicago City Railway Company around 1858-1861. This method was slow and expensive, and the companies began substituting cable cars in the 1880s. Chicago City Railway was the first in, and with the addition of the Chicago Passenger Railway and the West Chicago Street Railroad Company, Chicago had the largest cable railway system in the world. The north and west side cable car systems were constructed by an investment syndicate under the direction of Charles Yerkes
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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134948349
  • 9786134948340