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North Shore Line Train on the Chicago Elevated Tracks (editorís title)

Northbound North Shore Line train on elevated tracks in Chicago.
Northbound Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee Railroad train at 8th Street on the Chicago elevated tracks on June 9, 1946. The 17th floor of the YMCA hotel provided the vantage for this photograph. The high-speed interurban "North Shore Line" railroad connected Chicago and Milwaukee. At the time of the photo, there were two routes: the express trains used the faster Skokie Valley route while the slower locals ran on the Shore Line through the North Shore communities. North Shore trains operated on the elevated tracks in downtown Chicago, shown here, as well as the city streets of Milwaukee. The operation lasted until 1963.
Source Perry Frank Johnson Collection
Coverage Spatial, Chicago, Illinois; Temporal, June 9, 1946
Rights Center for Railroad Photography & Art
Date Created 1946-06-09
Resource Type
Extent 5 in. by 7 in.
Depicted Railroad
Location Chicago, Illinois
Creator Description Perry Frank Johnson (1913-2007), a naturalist by profession in Ohio, enjoyed photographing trains. He was born December 22, 1913, in Wellington, Ontario, Canada. He graduated from Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana, with a bachelorís degree in biology. In 1948, he moved to Elyria, Ohio, where he lived for the rest of his life. In 1961 he joined the new Lorain County Metro Parks System as its first naturalist. His job came to include editorial work and photographing the parks. The park system named the visitors center at the Sandy Ridge Reservation in his honor. In 1983, he received the Association of Interpretive Naturalistsí Pioneer Award. He retired in 1984 and led bird walks in Cascade Park for many years.
Collection Perry Frank Johnson Collection
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