CTA Surface System History presented by the Illinois Railway Museum - North Shore Section

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This section contains a "book" by Florence M. O'Donnell compiled on June 01, 1938. It is presented in three formats to take into consideration different download speeds/capabilities. The approximate size of each file is listed next to the chapter(s) included. The first is the entire book which is a very large file (73 mb). The second combines several smaller chapters so every chapter doesn't need to be downloaded individually. The third and final section has each chapter in its own file.
Below that is a document which outlines teh General Description of the NSL from the Executive Office from April 15, 1958.

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NSL History - June 01, 1938


Entire Book in One File

  • Entire book in One File (73 mb)

  • Smaller Chapters Combined

  • Forward (9 mb)
  • Chapter 1 (6.5 mb)
  • Chapter 2 (2 mb)
  • Chapter 3 (5 mb)
  • Chapter 4 (5 mb)

  • Chapter 5 (6 mb)
  • Chapters 6-12 (4 mb)
  • Chapters 13-16 (6.5 mb)
  • Chapters 17-19 (5.5 mb)
  • Chapters 20-22 (6 mb)

  • Chapters 23-30 (5.5 mb)
  • Chapter 31 (2 mb)
  • Appendix Part 1 (6 mb)
  • Appendix Part 2 (5.5 mb)

  • Each Chapter Individually

  • Forward (9 mb)
  • Chapter 1 (6.5 mb)
  • Chapter 2 (2 mb)
  • Chapter 3 (5 mb)
  • Chapter 4 (5 mb)

  • Chapter 5 (6 mb)
  • Chapter 6 (1 mb)
  • Chapter 7 (0,5 mb)
  • Chapter 8 (0.5 mb)
  • Chapter 9 (0.5 mb)

  • Chapter 10 (0.25 mb)
  • Chapter 11 (1 mb)
  • Chapter 12 (1 mb)
  • Chapter 13 (4 mb)
  • Chapter 14 (0.5 mb)

  • Chapter 15 (1 mb)
  • Chapter 16 (1.5 mb)
  • Chapter 17 (1.5 mb)
  • Chapter 18 (3.5 mb)
  • Chapter 19 (0.25 mb)

  • Chapter 20 (2.25 mb)
  • Chapter 21 (3 mb)
  • Chapter 22 (1 mb)
  • Chapter 23 (1 mb)
  • Chapter 24 (1.5 mb)

  • Chapter 25 (0.5 mb)
  • Chapter 26 (0.25 mb)
  • Chapter 27 (0.5 mb)
  • Chapter 28 (0.5 mb)
  • Chapter 29 (0.5 mb)

  • Chapter 30 (0.5 mb)
  • Chapter 31 (2 mb)
  • Appendix Part 1 (6 mb)
  • Appendix Part 2 (5.5 mb)


  • General Report on Analysis of Business and Operations - April 11, 1947


  • Entire report in One File (12.5 mb)


  • Scrapbook-type collection of substation photos and documentation - c1954


  • Entire book in One File (10.5 mb)


  • NSL General Description - April 15, 1958


  • Entire book in One File (9 mb)



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