The "L"

The "L"

The Development of Chicago's Rapid Transit System, 1888-1932 / by Bruce G. Moffat

Book - 1995
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Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Central Electric Railfans' Association, c1995.
ISBN: 9780915348305
0915348306
Characteristics: 305 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 29 cm. + 2 sheets.

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Technology that Changed Chicago: The L

For Chicago’s iconic L, or elevated railroad, we owe a debt of gratitude to a colorful cast of characters. They include both Mayors Carter Harrison and Mayor John Roche who approved the first elevated route, then became president of the company operating it. Mike McDonald was Chicago’s gambling and vice king in the late 1800s and majority owner of the Lake Street Elevated. Members of the City… (more)

Technology that Changed Chicago: The L

For Chicago’s iconic L, or elevated railroad, we owe a debt of gratitude to a colorful cast of characters. They include both Mayors Carter Harrison and Mayor John Roche who approved the first elevated route, then became president of the company operating it. Mike McDonald was Chicago’s gambling and vice king in the late 1800s and majority owner of the Lake Street Elevated. Members of the Cit… (more)


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Dec 16, 2015

Another awesome and wonderful book about the "L" and Chicago's public transportation system, but this one takes you between the years of 1888 to 1932! I love this book! This is for anyone that's who into Chicago's public transportation and the history of Chicago!

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