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21.06.1958 Streetcar operation in Chicago is discontinued.
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× Chicago City Railway Co.
1859–1947. 1947 to Chicago Transit Authority
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× Chicago Railways Co.
1908–1947. 1947 to Chicago Transit Authority
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× Chicago Union Traction Co.
1899–1908. 1908 to Chicago Railways
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× West Chicago Street Railroad Co.
1861 Chicago West Division Railway Co. → 1887 West Chicago Street Railroad Co. 1899 to Chicago Union Traction Co.
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× North Chicago Street Railroad Co.
1859 North Chicago Street Railway Co. → 1886–1899 North Chicago Street Railroad Co. 1899 to Chicago Union Traction Co.
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× Calumet & South Chicago Railway Co.
1883–1947. 1947 to Chicago Transit Authority
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× South Chicago City Railway Co.
1883 Ewing Avenue Horse Railroad Co. → 1885–1908 South Chicago City Railway Co. 1908 to Calumet & South Chicago Railway Co.
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× Calumet Electric Street Railway Co.
1890–1908. 1908 to Calumet & South Chicago Railway Co.
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× Southern Street Railway Co.
1893 Chicago General Railway Co. → 1905–1947 Southern Street Railway Co. 1947 to Chicago Transit Authority
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× Chicago & Interurban Traction Co.
1893 Englewood & Chicago Electric Railway Co. → 1897 Chicago Electric Traction Co. → 1907 Chicago & Southern Traction Co. → 1912–1927 Chicago & Interurban Traction Co.
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× Chicago & West Towns Railway Co.
1895 Suburban Railroad Co. → 1913–1948 Chicago & West Towns Railway Co.
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Trolleybus Facilities / Operators

× Chicago Transit Authority
1930 Chicago Surface Lines → 1947 Chicago Transit Authority. 1973 to bus lines
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Information

Sources

1. John J. Brown, Charles A. Brown, James E. Coleman, and Robert E. Johnson. Complete Roster of Equipment of the Chicago Surface Lines. Chicago: Central Electric Railfans' Association Bulletin 27, 1941.

2. B. L. Stone and George Krambles (editors). Chicago Rapid Transit Company: Metropolitan Division. Chicago: Central Electric Railfans' Association Bulletin 2, 1939.

3. George Krambles (editor). Chicago and West Towns Railways, Inc. Chicago: Central Electric Railfans' Association Bulletin 3, 1939.

4. Alan R. Lind. Chicago Surface Lines: An Illustrated History. Park Forest, IL: Transport History Press, 1979. 3rd edition.

5. Barrow, Wade, Guthrie & Company. Investigation of the Chicago City Railway Company And the Southern Street Railway Company: February 1, 1907 to January 31, 1914 for the City of Chicago. Chicago: Barrow, Wade, Gutherie and Co., 1914.

6. Board of Supervising Engineers. Chicago Traction. Annual Report of Board of Supervising Engineers, Chicago Traction. Chicago: The Board, 1908–1916 (Nos. 1–9 inclusive).

7. Chicago (Ill.) Traction Valuation Commission, and Bion J. (Bion Joseph) Arnold. Detailed Exhibits of the Tangible Property of the Chicago City Railway Company As of June 30, A.D. 1906: Accompanying the Valuation Report Submitted to the Committee On Local Transportation of the Chicago City Council. [Chicago]: The Commission, 1906.

8. Chicago (Ill.). Traction valuation Commission, George Weston, Bion J. (Bion Joseph) Arnold, and Chicago (Ill.). Traction Valuation Commission. Detailed Exhibits of the Physical Property And Intangible Values of the Calumet Electric Street Railway Company As of February 1, A.D. 1908: Accompanying the Valuation Report Submitted to the Committee On Local Transportation of the Chicago City Council. [Chicago]: The Commission, 1908.

9. Chicago (Ill.) Traction valuation commission, George Weston, and Bion J. (Bion Joseph) Arnold. Report On the Physical Properties And Intangible Values of the Calumet Electric Street Railway Company And the South Chicago City Railway Company As of February 1, A. D. 1908. [Chicago]: The Commission, 1908.

10. Chicago. Traction Valuation Commission, George Weston, and Bion J. (Bion Joseph) Arnold. Detailed Exhibits of the Complete Physical Properties And Intangible Values of the Southern Street Railway Company As of August 1, A.D. 1908: Accompanying the Valuation Report Submitted to the Committee On Local Transportation of the Chicago City Council. [Chicago]: The Commission, 1908.

11. Chicago. Traction valuation commission, George Weston, Bion J. (Bion Joseph) Arnold, and Chicago (Ill.). City Council. Committee on Local Transportation. Report On the Values of the Properties of the Chicago Consolidated Traction Company Inside the City Limits. [Chicago]: The Commission, 1910.

12. Chicago (Ill.). Traction Valuation Commission, George Weston, Bion J. (Bion Joseph) Arnold, and Chicago (Ill.). City Council. Committee on Local Transportation. Report On the Values of Physical Property of the Chicago & Southern Traction Company Inside the City Limits. [Chicago]: The Commission, 1911.

13. Samuel Wilber Norton. Chicago Traction: a History, Legislative And Political. Chicago, 1907.

14. Alan R. Lind. From Horsecars to Streamliners: An Illustrated History of the St. Louis Car Company. Park Forest, IL: Transport History Press, 1978.

15. Harold E. Cox. The Birney Car. Forty Fort, PA: Author, 1966.

16. Lawrence A. Brough and James H. Graebner. From Small Town to Downtown: A History of the Jewett Car Company, 1893-1919 (Railroads Past and Present). Indiana University Press, 2004.

See also

http://streetcars.telcen.com/ — a personal site of Dr. Harold E. Cox with author’s books and car builders’ order lists.


Links

Central Electric Railfans' Association
http://www.cera-chicago.org/
 

The Central Electric Railfans' Association (CERA) was formed in 1938 to encourage study of the history, equipment and operation of urban, suburban and mainline electric railways.

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