Over time, this web site has grown by leaps and bounds. Mid-1998 has especially been a period in which the amount of information, photographs, maps and other artifacts on the site has exploded. So, as can be expected, I could not put all of this data together without some help. Though I do all of the html coding myself, many sources have contributed to the vast collection of information on the web site and they deserve to be credited for their assistance. Below are the various sources grouped by category. A thanks goes out to all how have contributed!

A special thanks to Tony Coppoletta for coming up with the initial design proposals for the site's current graphic design, as well as continuing to collaborate on the site's continued visual evolution.

For legal notices and information about submitting materials to Chicago-L.org, please visit our Legal Notices & Submissions page.

NOTE: Inclusion in this list does not necessarily denote active participation of the individuals or institutions listed.


Bach, Ira J. and Susan Wolfson, A Guide to Chicago's Train Stations, Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 1986.

Campbell, George V., Days of the North Shore Line, Delavan, WI: National Bus Trader, Inc., 1985.

Campbell, George V., North Shore Line Memories, Northbrook, IL: Domus Books, 1980.

Condit, Carl W., Chicago: 1910-29, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1973.

Cudahy, Brian J. , Destination Loop, Brattleboro, VR: The Stephan Greene Press, 1982.

Krambles, George and Arthur Peterson, CTA at 45, Oak Park, IL: George Krambles Scholarship Fund, 1993.

Keevil, Walter R. and Norman Carlson (editors), Chicago's Rapid Transit Volume I: Rolling Stock/1892-1947 (CERA Bulletin 113), Chicago: Central Electric Railfans' Association, 1974.

Keevil, Walter R. and Norman Carlson (editors), Chicago's Rapid Transit Volume II: Rolling Stock/1947-1976 (CERA Bulletin 115), Chicago: Central Electric Railfans' Association, 1976.

Moffat, Bruce, The "L": The Development of Chicago's Rapid Transit System, 1888-1932 (CERA Bulletin 131), Chicago: Central Electric Railfans' Association, 1995.

Young, David M. Chicago Transit: An Illustrated History, DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 1998.


Newspapers, Periodicals and Pamphlets

Chicago Daily Herald, various issues

Chicago Subways, Chicago: Department of Subways and Superhighways, 1943

Chicago Sun-Times, various issues

Chicago Transit Authority Annual Report, various dates (specific references can be provided upon request)

Chicago Transit Authority Rail System Rule Book, issued March 17, 1985, CTA

CTA Transit News, various issues

Chicago Tribune, various issues

Chicago's New Subway and Elevated Railroad Connections, Chicago: Chicago Rapid Transit, 1943.

Evanston Review, various issues

First and Fastest, River Grove, IL: Shore Line Interurban Historical Society, various issues

Golden Anniversary Historical Highlights: 1947-1997, Chicago: Chicago Transit Authority, 1997.

"L" System Maps, various dates



Chicago's "L"/Subway System, Volume 1: Rolling Stock '94, All-the-6000s-You-Missed Productions ©1997

Chicago's "L"/Subway System: Loop "L" Centennialm 1897-1997, All-the-6000s-You-Missed Productions ©1997

Chicago's "L"/Subway System: Take a Ride on the Wild Side, All-the-6000s-You-Missed Productions ©1997

The North Shore Line, Sunday River Productions ©1997

Trolley: The Cars That Built Our Cities, Transit Gloria Mundi ©1991



Chicago Historical Society

Chicago Transit Authority

Chicagoland Hobby

Evanston Historical Society

Fox River Trolley Museum

Illinois Railway Museum

Northwestern University

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Individuals & Railfans

Jerry Appleman

Ernie Baudler

Roy Benedict

Norman Carlson

Peter Christy

Tony Coppoletta

Vince Dawson

Irwin Davis

James Budd Delacour

Kevin Forsyth

Sean Gash

Kent Haag

David Harrison

Carl Leon Kay

Andre Kristopans

John F. Kuczaj

Don Maccorquodale

Bruce Moffat

Alice Novak

Phil O'Keefe

Art Peterson

Victor Ramirez

Larry Ellis Reed

Michael Roegner

J.J. Sedelmaier

Ed Sitar

Joe Testagrose

Peter Vesic

Tony Vivacqua

Timothy Wittman

Eric Zabelny

...and, of course, me, Graham Garfield.