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Section 31 - Miscellaneous (Part 3)

4-Men in the tavern area of the electroliner. Frank Nutilla, James (Sonny) Mears, Henry Cordell, unidentified man, Kenneth Wilkins, Oscar Jones (looking under) and Mr. Call waiter on the tavern cars - No Date (NSL Photo)

5-Henry Cordell with megaphone standing on steps at Lake Bluff, possibly during Eucharistic Congress. From Hagel Burbank. - No Date (NSL Photo)

7-Train with 255, rail fans special. Possibly on wye at Racine?? Photo by R.V. Mehlenbeck - No Date (NSL Photo)

8-Freight crew at Rondout. Brakemen: M.H. Perry, Elmer McArthur, R.U. Bowers Sr. Conductor: Sam Shrevcraft - 05/12/1941 (NSL Photo)

9-Three men in suits (manangement) posed next to silverliner - No Date (NSL Photo)

10-Interior view, #2 end platform of Car #359 - 02/01/1928 (NSL Photo)

11-Side/End view, 350 series truck - No Date (NSL Photo)

12-Side view of 350 series truck, looks slightly different - No Date (NSL Photo)

13-View of open electrical cabinet, Car #720 - 10/31/1927 (NSL Photo)

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

15-End view of Locomotive #452 with men on standing outside on end of locomotive - No Date (NSL Photo)

16-Woman being served by waiter in dining car - No Date (NSL Photo)

17-Four well dressed men in room: Libertyville-Mundelein North Shore Line 25 year veterans reunion Waukegan L to R: Frank May of Mundelein, Jesse Hyatt, M. Young, G. N. Berry of Libertyville - 01/14/1933 (NSL Photo)

18-Bill board ball: Large room decorated with sample billboards around edges of room - 11/25/1924 (NSL Photo)

19-Similar to photo in Section 12 (#16). Side view of MD Car #212 with Buy U.S. War Bonds scheme -10/01/1942 (NSL Photo)

20-Side view of Locomotive #452, date based on date stenciled on air tank - c1925 (NSL Photo)

21-Interior view of coach section, looking towards smoker, Car #170 - No Date (NSL Photo)

22-Possible builders photo of side of Diner #415, signed Special Milwaukee, with Cincinnati sign on ground - No Date (NSL Photo)

23-Interior of MD Car #204 - No Date (NSL Photo)

24-View of interior of Tractor Trailer #29, with doors open. Trailmobile, Cincinnati - No Date (NSL Photo)

25-View of 3 houses and part of yard. 1 house brick with back porch with curves windows, other 2 wood frame - 02/13/1928 (NSL Photo)

26-Interior refrigerator piping in MD Car - No Date (NSL Photo)

27-Interior view of refrigerator machinery on MD Car #242 - No Date (NSL Photo)

28-Possible builders photo, interior of Refrigerator MD Car - No Date (NSL Photo)

29-Possible builders photo, close view of interior of Refrigerator MD Car, with side door open - No Date (NSL Photo)

30-Possible builders photo, machinery room of Refrigerator MD Car - No Date (NSL Photo)

31-View NW of Deep Rock Oil (industry) along Skokie Valley at Northfield - No Date (NSL Photo)

32-View NW of Kutten Bros coal (industry) at Lake St Wilmette (Glenview) - No Date (NSL Photo)

33-View North of Weissenberg coal and building material (industry) Northfield - No Date (NSL Photo)

34-View North of Edinger & Sons fuel oil - Lake Ave, Glenview. Lake Ave substation visible in distance - No Date (NSL Photo)

35-View NW of Skokie Coal and Oil Co, Oakton St., Skokie - No Date (NSL Photo)

36-View North down C&NW right of way at Church St, North of Skokie. PS co substation out of view on right, still exists. Before Skokie Valley Division construction - 05/21/1925 (NSL Photo)

37-View of large group of men standing on high level platform in front of car - No Date (NSL Photo)

38-View of large group of men standing on high level platform in front of car, same group as in previous photo (#37), but men facing different direction - No Date (NSL Photo)

39-Baggage wagon / cart in front of factory type building - No Date (NSL Photo)

40-End/corner view of Gon made out of steel and concrete - No Date (NSL Photo)

41-Interior view of Gon made out of steel and concrete - No Date (NSL Photo)

42-End view of Gon made out of steel and concrete - No Date (NSL Photo)

43-Side view of archbar, freight? Truck - No Date (NSL Photo)

44-Side/end view of archbar truck - No Date (NSL Photo)

45-Tractor pulling trailer with pipes and wire, Downtown MD terminal - No Date (NSL Photo)

46-Appears to be dedication lunch for electroliners, at Glen Flora Country Club. Note Electroliner menus and bus outside window - No Date (NSL Photo)

47-Group of men posed outside Highwood. Company activities - Service Improvement - 03/11/1930 (NSL Photo)

48-Four ladies and one man posed outside at Highwood - 03/23/1927 (NSL Photo)

49-Group of men and women posed at Highwood. Company Activities, service improvement - 03/06/1929 (NSL Photo)

50-J.R. Blackhall presenting National Safety Council medal to Motorman John B. Andrews in auditorium - No Date (NSL Photo)

51-Large group of men at Highwood, Service Improvement Group, Company Activities - 06/10/1927 (NSL Photo)

52-Man reaching up to two ladies on freshly painted car. Caption: John R. Gaut, general superintendent, American Steel and Wire Company is pictured saying goodbye to Miss Ann Crowley and Miss Ethel Madson, members of "Carousel" cast. Picture is in connection with United States Steel Corporation special train on June 9, 1947. "Open house" was held at American Steel and Wire Company plant in North Chicago, Illinois - 06/09/1947 (NSL Photo)

53-Aerial view of 5 car train with diner on Skokie Valley route, at unknown location - No Date (Chicago Aerial Survey Co./NSL Photo)

54-View South towards old C&NW tower at Skokie Jct, and high tension line. Temporary track installed and fill being put in - 09/23/1925 (NSL Photo)

55-Racine-Kenosha-Zion North Shore Line 25 year veterans reunion in Waukegan. Clarence Robinson and H.A. Lehman Zion, Louis Homan Racine, H.C. Jensen Kenosha - 01/14/1933 (NSL Photo)

56-Edited photo of woman at table in dining car and people reading newspapers. Items on table edited into photo. - No Date (NSL Photo)

57-Girls posed on steps at Highwood for photo. Highwood girls musical review at Ravinia Park. Names listed on following photo (#57b) - No Date (NSL Photo)

57b-Names of the girls in the previous photo (#57) - No Date (NSL Photo)

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