Chicago Surface Lines: Linking Chicago's Neighborhoods II
Shore Line Dispatch No. 9
Edited by Richard F. Begley with George E. Kanary and Walter R. Keevil.
Softcover, 8x11", 100 glossy pages incl. 20 color pages, 149 photos incl. 28 in color, two color maps. 2019.
"Detailed narratives of 26 streetcar routes.
"Building upon the success of Dispatch 8, Chicago Surface Lines: Linking Chicago's Neighborhoods, Dispatch 9 covers 26 streetcar lines in the 1945-1958 period. The Dispatch includes a section on Eight Distinctive Lines of Southeast Chicago (including 'the Hegewisch line' and South Deering); coverage of Diagonal Lines in a Grid City (including Elston, Archer and Lincoln); as well as information on such routes as Kedzie, Cicero, 18th Street and Chicago Avenue. The routes used about 630 streetcars daily and carried 162 million originating revenue passengers in 1945."