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Here are samples of recently published articles. Click on the article image or link to view a PDF of the article.

All of these articles appear in back issues of First & Fastest that are available for purchase. Please see the Back Issue page to order back issues.

 
         
 
  First & Fastest, Summer 2018, A Tale of Two Streamliners  

Summer 2018: "A Tale of Two Streamliners" by Thomas J. Jervan and John Nicholson, Illinois Terminal research provided by Dale Jenkins
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  First & Fastest, Autumn 2018, Streamlined Subway  

Autumn 2018: "Streamlined Subway: The Architecture and Design of Chicago's First Subway" by Graham C. Garfield
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  First & Fastest, Autumn 2012  

Summer 2019: "CA&E during Wendell Dillinger's Tenure" by Wendell Dillinger
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  First & Fastest, Autumn 2019, Milwaukee Electric's Watertown Line  

Autumn 2019: "Lake Country Interurban, The Milwaukee Electric's Watertown Line" by Larry A. Sakar
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  First & Fastest, Autumn 2018, Streamlined Subway  

Winter 2019: "BIG BOY Steams through Illinois" by Norman Carlson
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  First & Fastest, Autumn 2012  

Summer 2020: "A Stockholder Inspects His Property: My First Trip on the South Shore Line" by John Nicholson
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  First & Fastest, Autumn 2020, Burlington Route: Way of the Zephyrs  

Autumn 2020: "Burlington Route: Way of the Zephyrs" by Norman Carlson, Photos by John Szwajkart, with the assistance of Geoffrey H. Doughty, David Hoffman, Jim Singer and Burlington Route Historical Society
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  First & Fastest, Winter 2020, CSL: The Streetcar Company That Owned No Streetcars  

Winter 2020: "CSL: The Streetcar Company That Owned No Streetcars" by Richard F. Begley
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  First & Fastest, Spring 2021  

Spring 2021: "Metra 2020" edited by Norman Carlson, Photos by Mark Llanuza Unless Otherwise Noted
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  First & Fastest, Summer 2021, Growing Up Along the North Shore in Waukegan  

Summer 2021: "Growing Up Along the North Shore in Waukegan" by William R. Coulson
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  First & Fastest, Summer 2021, My Favorite Hometown Railroad  

Summer 2021: "My Favorite Hometown Railroad" by Bon French
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  First & Fastest, Autumn 2021, The End Is Approaching  

Autumn 2021: "The End is Approaching: South Shore Line on the Streets of Michigan City," A Photo Feature Edited by Norman Carlson
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  First & Fastest, Winter 2021, South Shore Freight Centennial: Life After Coal  

Winter 2021: "South Shore Freight Centennial: Life After Coal" by Andrew Fox, Photos by Michael Raia, Captions by Norman Carlson
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