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Section 53 - Electroliner Exterior Photos

1-Electroliner being shipped to NSL, in freight yard, adapter coupler installed - No Date (NSL Photo)

2-Electroliner at Harrison St, getting ready for trial run. William Papp and Jack Osborne in foreground - No Date (NSL Photo)

3-William Graf and Carl A. Parks. First Electroliner streamline train in background #801 B.C. #802, operated by this crew to leave Milwaukee Terminal at 5:00 PM. Train 806 - 02/09/1941 (NSL Photo)

4-View North of Electroliner in Milwaukee Terminal - No Date (NSL Photo)

5-Elevated view of Electroliner inside Harrison St shops. Caption: "In Milwaukee Barn where I spent 21 years of sucessful shop work. The Electroliners are my hobby and having been given one of the Electrical Inspectors jobs I feel elated. Their operation and look forward to keeping the Road of Service the foremost electric railroad in the United States. Orin E. Schmidt" - No Date (NSL Photo)

6-Joe Harlock, Jack Eder, Walter Vuderbery, Electroliner at Milwaukee Terminal - No Date (NSL Photo)

7-Nick Peters - motorman, Ray Haud - conductor, near Electroliner at Milwaukee. Note snow on the platform - No Date (NSL Photo)

8-Lots of trolley wire, plenty rails, and the first Electroliner. Electroliner #801-802 sits outside at Harrison St. - No Date (NSL Photo)

9-View from pit of nose of Electroliner, track 1 Milwaukee Terminal - No Date (NSL Photo)

10-Electroliner in loop - No Date (George Krambles/NSL Photo)

11-Electroliner #801-802 sitting in yard during shipping - No Date (NSL Photo)

12-Electroliner passes tower 18 SB into loop - No Date (NSL Photo)

13-The first Electroliner crew: A.L. Taylor - Brakeman, Bill Miner - Motorman, Carl Oildewamm - Conductor, who on the afternoon of January 24, 1941 made the first test run between Milwaukee and Racine Wisc. Leaving Harrison St 3:05 PM Arriving Racine 3:24 PM at a speed of 83 MPH on board were such illustrious passengers as Col. A.A. Sprague and Bernard J. Fallon among others. Orin Schmidt photo - No Date (NSL Photo)

14-Audrew Kosler, motorman. In Electroliner at Harrison St. - No Date (NSL Photo)

15-Electroliner on the inspection pit, Harrison St. - No Date (NSL Photo)

16-Electroliner #803-B-C-804, back from a trial run to Racine in February. Entering barn on track 1 at Milwaukee, just about to pass over the newly installed transfer table - No Date (NSL Photo)

17-Al Betts - Motorman, and John J Dee - Supervisor next to Electroliner outside at Harrison St. - No Date (NSL Photo)

19-Motorman Chas Cawley in cab of Electroliner, at Harrison St. - No Date (NSL Photo)

21-Ray Haud - Conductor, next to Electroliner at Harrison St. - No Date (NSL Photo)

22-Electroliner SB passing tower at Dempster St. - No Date (NSL Photo)

26-Electroliner #803-804 on curve at South Upton - 06/1941 (George Krambles/NSL Photo)

37-NB Electroliner on Skokie Valley Division near Public Service Co, just North of Kotz Rd Northbrook - No Date (NSL Photo)

38-NB Electroliner on Skokie Valley Division near Public Service Co, just North of Kotz Rd Northbrook - No Date (NSL Photo)

39-Electroliner on curve at South Upton in snow, near wooden crosswalk - No Date (NSL Photo)

40-Electroliner SB at South Upton, coming off NB Mundelein branch track - No Date (NSL Photo)

41-Electroliner NB heading up grade towards Lake Bluff near Green Bay Rd. - No Date (NSL Photo)

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