Faster Than The Limiteds


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Faster Than The Limiteds — The Story of The Chicago – New York Electric Air Line Railroad and Its Transformation into Gary Railways. By Dr. Thomas R. Bullard and William M. Shapotkin.

Bulletin 137 of the Central Electric Railfans’ Association. Published 2004 by the CERA.

In 1905 a group of railroad promoters unveiled a proposal to build an arrow-straight or “air line” railroad between Chicago and New York. The promoters of the Chicago-New York Electric Air Line Railroad proclaimed that their trains would be able to cross the 743 miles in only 10 hours making them faster than The Limiteds. Were they successful?

Hardcover book with dust jacket. Very good condition. 280 pages. One only.

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