December at CERA
The South Shore Line: A Visual Appreciation
Presented by John Nicholson
Tonight we’ll take a visual journey on the Chicago South Shore & South Bend, America’s last interurban. Using mostly color photography we’ll travel over the South Shore’s route and view its stations, rolling stock, and operations, both passenger and freight. Our period will cover the late 1940s up to the early 1980s and we’ll see how the South Shore Line was able to soldier on through both inclement weather and uncertain financial conditions. While the railroad is with us today in a more modern form, tonight’s program will be a nostalgic trip back in time when the orange-and-maroon interurbans went about their daily business between Chicago and South Bend.
Notice to CERA Members: Beginning in January 2019, anyone attending CERA monthly programs must be a paid member of CERA for 2019. Members will show their cards at the door or their names can be checked in the membership data base. Paid CERA members may bring a guest. Memberships will be sold at the door, but admission will be restricted to CERA members only. As the meeting room costs CERA almost $500 per program, CERA wishes to spend its funds for the benefit of those who support the organization through their paid memberships.
Friday, December 28, 2018, at 7 p.m. CST
Loop River Room
525 S. State Street, Chicago, IL
(Located between Congress Parkway and Harrison Street)
The Loop River Room is located on the second floor. After entering the lobby, go through the glass doors on your left for stair and elevator access to the area. Doors open at 6 p.m.