Comprehensive history of the electric street railways that provided transportation for most Chicagoans for over fifty years. At one point in the 1930s, the Chicago Surface Lines was the world's largest street railway, carrying more daily passengers than all the nation's railroads and airlines combined. It also had a large fleet of buses and trolley coaches. This book provides a detailed look at every aspect of the CSL, including descriptions of each class of cars and each route. Covers MOW equipment, car barns, paint schemes, corporate rivals, and employee training. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos. With maps, equipment rosters, timetables, and schematic diagrams. End papers show system maps.
Abstract from amazon. Publisher is in Park Forest.