North Shore Line

A Tale of Two Awards

The 1923 “Insull Trophy” At our June 18th meeting, your CERA Directors presented Jeff Wien with a token of our appreciation for his 26 years of continuous service as a Board member.  We do not know all the details behind… Read More ›

A Rare Find!

Editor’s Note- Today’s guest columnist is Jeffrey L. Wien, longtime MCERA and an active railfan since the mid-1950s.  Jeff has been a CERA Director since 1988 and is also one of the authors of our Chicago Streetcar Pictorial: The PCC… Read More ›

Even More Skokie Swift Photos

Good vibrations from the CTA’s rare operation of the historic 4000-series cars on the Skokie Swift continue to reverberate in the railfan community. Today, we are sharing some more great photos of last week’s event, which celebrated the 50th anniversary… Read More ›

More Pictures From Skokie

Today’s post is by guest contributor and MCERA Vern Hallas, who shares his pictures from last Saturday’s 4000s trip with us: My name is Vern Hallas. I submitted some pictures I took on 4/26/2014 of the 4000 series cars running… Read More ›

CTA Celebrates the Skokie Swift

On Saturday, April 26th, the Chicago Transit Authority commemorated a half-century of service on the Skokie Swift, aka the Yellow Line. CTA’s 1920s-era historical cars 4271-4272 made four revenue trips between Dempster and Howard, running from about 11 am to… Read More ›

CTA To Run Historic Cars

This just in: CTA will commemorate 50 years of Yellow Line (Skokie Swift) service by running the two 1920s-era historic cars on the line this Saturday, April 26th. It will be held at the Skokie-Dempster station starting at around 11:00… Read More ›