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

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This section contains books and/or reports on the North Shore Line. Some are direct links to the documents. Others are links to a webpage for that specific book/report which will give you options to view it. These full book/document files can be very large so you will be given options to view sections of the book/report to choose the best option for you based on your download capability/speed.

Below that is a document which outlines the General Description of the NSL from the Executive Office from April 15, 1958.

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NSL Financial Viability Report - May 06, 1933

This is a report on the financial viability of the NSL by James Walker, Consultin Engineer. Go to 1933 Report Page.

NSL History - June 01, 1938

This section contains a "book" outlining the history of the Bluff City Electric Ry, the C&ME and the NSL by Florence M. O'Donnell.

Go to 1938 Report Page.

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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