North Shore Line 2-Car Train, Illinois Railway Museum

A two-car North Shore line train, resplendent in green, cream and red, pulls out from the main depot at the Illinois Railway Museum. In their day (pre-1963), these interurban trains would take you from downtown Chicago to downtown Milwaukee in 90 minutes flat during the rush hour over CTA and North Shore tracks. Try THAT on I-94. One of the North Shore Line’s famous Electroliners sits in a shed, awaiting funding to get it in condition to run. (The paint is already done, and it’s beautiful.)

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