This Friday @CERA – South Shore Line

The end was near for the old cars when this picture was taken in Chicago during May 1983. (Photo by David Sadowski)

The end was near for the old cars when this picture was taken in Chicago during May 1983. (Photo by David Sadowski)

This Friday’s CERA program features films of the South Shore Line during the late 1970s and early 1980s:

Friday, November 22, 2013
1900 hrs / 7:00pm
University Center
525 South State Street
Chicago, IL

Admission is free for current CERA members. There will be a $5.00 Admission charge for non-members. Please note that the fourth Friday in November falls the week before Thanksgiving this year. In most years, our program would take place the day after Thanksgiving, but not this year!

To help celebrate the South Shore Line, we present a selection of some of my own favorite pictures of that storied interurban.

-David Sadowski

Randolph Street station in March 1985. That neon sign is now out at the Illinois Railway Museum. (Photo by David Sadowski)

Randolph Street station in March 1985. That neon sign is now out at the Illinois Railway Museum. (Photo by David Sadowski)

These charming decals, designed by Dale Fleming, were put on South Shore cars around 1975. (Photo by David Sadowski)

These charming decals, designed by Dale Fleming, were put on South Shore cars around 1975. (Photo by David Sadowski)

"Little Joe" locomotive 803 in October 1983. (Photo by David Sadowski)

“Little Joe” locomotive 803 in October 1983. (Photo by David Sadowski)

The then-new South Shore cars, gleaming, in May 1983. (Photo by David Sadowski)

The then-new South Shore cars, gleaming, in May 1983. (Photo by David Sadowski)

The then-new Nippon Sharyo cars at Randolph Street station in May 1983. This is now the site of Millennium Park, built over the tracks. (Photo by David Sadowski)

The then-new Nippon Sharyo cars at Randolph Street station in May 1983. This is now the site of Millennium Park, built over the tracks. (Photo by David Sadowski)

Fantrip #158, April 28, 1985. (Photo by David Sadowski)

Fantrip #158, April 28, 1985. (Photo by David Sadowski)

The new South Shore cars on a CERA fantrip, April 28, 1985. (Photo by David Sadowski)

The new South Shore cars on a CERA fantrip, April 28, 1985. (Photo by David Sadowski)

Michigan City street running, CERA fantrip, April 28, 1985. (Photo by David Sadowski)

Michigan City street running, CERA fantrip, April 28, 1985. (Photo by David Sadowski)

The old and the new CSS&SB 43 meets 1100 at Dune Park on May 27, 1988. (Photo by David Sadowski)

The old and the new CSS&SB 43 meets 1100 at Dune Park on May 27, 1988. (Photo by David Sadowski)

Line Car 1100 at Hicks on May 27, 1988. (Photo by David Sadowski)

Line Car 1100 at Hicks on May 27, 1988. (Photo by David Sadowski)

CSS&SB 1100 at Hegewisch (ex-Indiana Railroad) on a fantrip to benefit the George Krambles Transportation Scholarship Fund. (Photo by David Sadowski)

CSS&SB 1100 at Hegewisch (ex-Indiana Railroad) on a fantrip to benefit the George Krambles Transportation Scholarship Fund. (Photo by David Sadowski)

Line Car 1100 at Hicks on May 27, 1988. (Photo by David Sadowski)

Line Car 1100 at Hicks on May 27, 1988. (Photo by David Sadowski)

CSS&SB Line Car 1100 at Dune Park on May 27, 1988. (Photo by David Sadowski)

CSS&SB Line Car 1100 at Dune Park on May 27, 1988. (Photo by David Sadowski)



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1 reply

  1. Really great photos. Please by all means keep them coming.

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