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  • Chicago Streetcars in Black-and-White, Part 2

    It's August 28, 1936 on north Ashland Avenue, and time for a parade. One week earlier, streetcar service had been extended north of Cortland in one of the final extensions under CSL. Prior to this time, this portion of the route had run on Southport, two blocks to the east. North Chicago Street Railroad "Bombay roof" horsecar 8 is ahead of the experimental 1934 Brill pre-PCC car 7001. Ironically, the older car survives at the Illinois Railway Museum, while 7001 was scrapped in 1959. Check out the barber stripes on the 7001's trolley pole.

    Originally posted on The Trolley Dodger:
    It’s August 28, 1936 on north Ashland Avenue, and time for a parade. One week earlier, streetcar service had been extended north of Cortland in one of the final extensions under CSL. Prior to…

  • February @CERA: Pittsburgh Area Traction

    Our Next Program: Pittsburgh Area Traction Annual Meeting Friday, February 27, 2015 1900 hrs / 7:00pm University Center 525 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605 We will visit and view traction operations in the Pittsburgh area.  Electric traction in Pennsylvania… Read More ›

  • NORTH SHORE LINE ENCORE

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                                                                                        FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. The Lake Room, University Center 525 South State Street, Chicago. IL   July 25, 2015, marks the 60th anniversary of the North Shore Line’s “Shore Line Route” abandonment. January 21, 2015 marks… Read More ›

  • Myles A. Jarrow Memorial Service 12-30-14

      Myles’ burial took place on Friday in St. Paul, Minnesota.  The memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 30, at 11:30 AM at North Shore Congregation Israel, 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe, IL.  Memorials may be made to the charity of… Read More ›

  • Myles A. Jarrow

    Myles at IRM - D Joseph Photo

    During his childhood, Myles Jarrow traveled to many places with his family using streetcars, interurbans, and intercity trains. His earliest memories of riding streetcars in Chicago dated back to the mid-1920s. Among other local attractions, he enjoyed visiting the Balaban… Read More ›

  • One Moment Please…

    The CERA Members Blog will be back up and running in 2015. In the meantime the organization’s main target will be to have the completed B-146 off to the printer this month so it will be ready for distribution to… Read More ›

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