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Section 23 - Miscellaneous Photos (Part 2)

1-Interior of MD Car #212, possibly a duplicate of a previous photo - No Date (NSL Photo)

2-Posed shot on curve near Oakton, Car #159 signed "Badger Limited" and Obs Car #413 on train on other track. - No Date (NSL Photo)

3-Posed shot on curve near Oakton of obs car train with Car #413 on rear, Car #151 on other track. - No Date (NSL Photo)

4-Picture of crew posed next to Car #154, decorated, on 'L' structure. Marked "French Blue Devils" on back. - No Date (NSL Photo)

6-Builders photo interior of Diner #415 looking towards non kitchen end, shows bare tables but no chairs. - No Date (NSL Photo)

7-Interior of Crane #607 cab, looking away from crane. - No Date (NSL Photo)

8-Dining car sevice. - No Date (NSL Photo)

9-Car #406, "Limited Chicago", with Gold Coast Limited drumhead, at ground level island platform, location unknown, possibly Evanston?? - No Date (NSL Photo)

10-End view of Car #720, over pit in Milwaukee Terminal tracks. Car #723 on next track over - No Date (NSL Photo)

11-Interior view of tables and chairs, new dining car. - No Date (NSL Photo)

12-Photo of interior of dining car, with tables set. - No Date (NSL Photo)

13-Interior of Car #721, looking through smoker towards #2 end. - No Date (NSL Photo)

14-Interior view of dining car, waiter, people looking at menu, unknown location on 'L' tracks - No Date (NSL Photo)

15-Possible builders photo, looking into cab area from outside car - No Date (NSL Photo)

16-Interior view looking towards kitchen, diner 415 after modernization - No Date (NSL Photo)

17-Woman eating breakfast, others reading newspapers in Parlor / Dining car. - No Date (NSL Photo)

18-Four men riding on obs car, possibly Milwaukee division, on freshly ballasted track - No Date (NSL Photo)

19-Interior view of diner car with people inside and waiter. - No Date (NSL Photo)

20-View of Obs Car #420 on 'L' in yard, possibly at Wilson Shops?? - No Date (NSL Photo)

21-View of NB train at Kenosha, with men on obs car and conductor on station platform. - No Date (NSL Photo)

22-Interior view of Libertyville Car #511 - No Date (NSL Photo)

23-Interior view of Car #317 - No Date (NSL Photo)

24-Interior view of Car #317 with motorman / workman. - No Date (NSL Photo)

25-Photo of new NSL busses #9, #10 & #11 at Kastory Mfg. Co, LaGrange IL - 04/1923 (NSL Photo)

26-Diner #419, signed "Skokie Valley Route INTERSTATE" on 'L' tracks over pit near other NSL cars. - No Date (NSL Photo)

27-Obs car display in building, with open side of car - No Date (NSL Photo)

28-Possible builders photo looking from doorway into smoker compartment and platform, Car #721 - No Date (NSL Photo)

29-Exterior of Obs Car #410 - No Date (NSL Photo)

30-Interior view of electrical cabinet on dining car - 10/31/1927 (NSL Photo)

31-End view of MD Car #242 - No Date (NSL Photo)

32-Side view of Diner Car #409, signed "Limited Milwaukee" - No Date (NSL Photo)

33-Interior view looking back from smoker, Car #700. Scholz logo on photo - No Date (NSL Photo)

34-Line of new NSL refrigerator MD cars, possibly a builders photo?? - No Date (NSL Photo)

35-End view of Car #170, at Highwood, signed "Limited Milwaukee". - No Date (NSL Photo)

36-Street side view SW of Ravinia station, Shore Line - No Date (NSL Photo)

37-Possible builders photo of coach, showing electrical cabinet interior and part of smoker - No Date (NSL Photo)

38-Publicity photo of people in Tavern Lounge of Electroliner. - No Date (Chicago Tribune/NSL Photo)

39-Milwaukee newspaper publicity photo of people in Tavern Lounge of Electroliner - No Date (NSL Photo)

40-View South down NB platform of people leaving train at Glenayre / Glenview station. - No Date (NSL Photo)

41-View down Broad St in Lake Geneva towards Lake, showing NSL bus station and bus parked on street - 06/05/1923 (NSL Photo)

42-Looking south down Broad St Lake Geneva, from North of Main St, towards lake and NSL bus station, with bus parked on street - 09/24/1923 (NSL Photo)

43-Edited photo, Car #406 and train, signed "Limited Chicago". - No Date (NSL Photo)

44-Possibly edited photo of interior of dining car, with people inside - No Date (NSL Photo)

45-Possible builders photo of dining car interior (Possibly Car #415 based on other photos??), showing plain tables but no chairs - No Date (NSL Photo)

46-Interior of Car #317 (possibly a duplicate photo) - No Date (NSL Photo)

47-Possible builders photo, showing end of Car #415. Signed "Limited Chicago" - No Date (NSL Photo)

48-Possible builders photo, showing side view of Car #415, with "Cincinnati" sign and car signed "Special Milwaukee" - No Date (NSL Photo)

49-Partial aerial photo showing diner train on Skokie Valley Route - No Date (Chicago Aerial Survey Co./NSL Photo)

50-Men sitting around rough wooden table in small room, Highwood. Caption: "Employee Activities, Employees Education Committee" - 04/10/1929 (NSL Photo)

51-Interior of dining car, does not appear to be NSL, possible CSS&SB or CA&E?? - No Date (NSL Photo)

52-Denver & Interurban Motor Bus by The Lang Body Company, Cleveland OH. Possibly used as a prototype for NSL bus?? - No Date (NSL Photo)

53-Denver & Interurban Motor Bus by The Lang Body Company, Cleveland OH. Possibly used as a prototype for NSL bus?? - No Date (NSL Photo)

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