- Hardcover: 305 pages
- Publisher: Central Electric Railfans Assn (September 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0915348306
- ISBN-13: 978-0915348305
- Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 9 x 11.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,862,427 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The "L" : The Development of Chicago's Rapid Transit System, 1888-1932
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Top Customer Reviews
After reading and being thoroughly impressed with Bruce Moffat's other major book,
The Chicago tunnel story (the history of Chicago's freight tunnel system, which most of you probably only know or remember from the flooding incident back in the 90's), and being amazed at the sheer amount of detail in the information and photos and maps that the book contained, I was hoping for another similarly definitive type of book on Chicago's 'L' system by Bruce, and this book does not disappoint in the least.
Covering the first 40-some odd years about the development and creation of Chicago's Urban Transit 'L' system, this book has it all. If you can find any want or need for information after reading this book, you would likely have to dig deeper and look places even Bruce Moffat didn't, which I don't think is possible. You'll find dozens (if not hundreds) of photos never seen or published where before or since and in depth text about the players and corporations and timelines that led to the creation of Chicago's first 4 'L' lines (and more). The two bonus large size reproduction maps, as well as the fold out maps in the book itself are amazing and worth the price of the book by themselves.Read more ›