NORTH SHORE LINE WEB SITE

Link to an excellent Web site with history, rosters, and other information about the Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad.

EXPLORING THE NORTH SHORE LINE

Included are lists of stations, track diagrams, and contemporary photos of right of way remains.

Shore Line Route (Wilmette to Waukegan)
Skokie Valley Route (Chicago to North Chicago)
Milwaukee Division (North Chicago to Milwaukee)
Mundelein Branch (Lake Bluff to Mundelein)

MAPPING THE NORTH SHORE LINE

North Shore Line (Illinois)
North Shore Line (Wisconsin)

Zoomable Google satellite views, showing which segments have been preserved as trails, and locations of preserved structures.

EXPLORING TIPS

Much of the North Shore Line right of way is now trails for walking and bicycling. By exploring these trails, one can get a sense of the character of these old interurban lines, and occasionally see an old station or other artifact from a bygone era.


Interurban Buses

Not so well known among many, are the various bus operations which were operated by the North Shore Line or various subsidiaries, at various times during the railroad's history.