Contained banks of batteries for switching industrial sidings without overhead.
Out in the cornfields of northern Illinois, two beautifully restored North Shore interurbans zoom past at Johnson siding, on the Illinois Railway Museum's demonstration railroad.
In preparation for the July 4th Trolley Pageant, a five car North Shore train was put together. Here, it is seen on the car line stopped at Depot Street.
Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee 727 is a window to the past, when interurban trains criss-crossed Iowa. This car is used occasionally over the rails of the Iowa Traction Railroad of Emery, Iowa.... (more)
CNS&M 727 rolls through the outskirts of Mason City with a special photo trip sponsered by Steve Glischinski.
No. 727 was built by Cincinnati Car in 1926 as Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee 727... (more)
CSN&M 727 rolls down the IATR main line between Clear Lake and Mason City on a beautiful fall day in Iowa. The locals came out to see the interurban and enjoy a few cans of the official state bev... (more)
North Shore cars on the CTA as seen from another train. 'L liners may have been the pride of the fleet, but most trains on the line were comprised of these cars. View may be from 12th St., MP 0 ... (more)
The North Shore 749 was just returned to service earlier this year. It was built in Chicago in 1928, and looks as good now as is did back then.
Car 715 was built in 1926 by the Cincinnati Car Company and was used in service until 1965. The car was acquired by the museum in 1989.
Efficient "high speed" rail. No switching at the terminal. Inspection pits in the station. Equipment turns fast!
Two nicely preserved North Shore interurbans pass over the Boot Creek trestle at the Illinois Railway Museum.
The IRM puts on a good show of what Chicago looked like back in the 50s & 60s with the 1-50 cars and the Electroliner on display at the 50th Ave depot.
A cosmetically restored North Shore Electroliner sits by the Illinois Railway Museum's 50th Avenue station. There is still work to be done on this train, in terms of restoring the interior, and m... (more)