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Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad

Chicago Aurora and Elgin Railroad
(The Third Rail Line)

This web site contains information about the Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad, an iterurban line that once connected Downtown Chicago with the Fox Valley communities of Elgin, Geneva and Aurora.

Information about this interurban has been obtained from the following sources:-

Larry Plachno, Sunset Lines - The story of the Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad, Transportation Trails.

Hopkins Peffers, Aurora-Elgin Area Street Cars & Interurbans, Vol 3 - The Third Rail Line,

Gordon Lloyd, The Insull Chicago Interurbans, Morning Sun Books.

First & Fastest, Shore Line Interurban Historical Society journal.

CA&ER History
A history of the line from 1902 through to its demise in 1961.

CA&ER Roster
A roster of equipment owned or operated on the Third Rail Line. Does not include short term loans from CRT or CNS&MR.

CA&ER System Map

AE&FV History
A history of the Fox Valley lines and bus operations.

AE&FV Roster
A roster of equipment used on the Fox Valley Routes (part of AE&CR from 1906-1922).

LINKS to other related sites

Any suggestions or comments about this web site should be sent to Alan Nicholls

revised 1/13/99