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Evanston Rides the Rails!

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The Evanston History Center invites you to take a narrated tour through the history of the railroads, street railways, electric lines, and electric interurban that have served Evanston over the years.

The tour will be conducted on a chartered CTA train comprised of vintage 1970s equipment. We’ll ride the Purple Line to and from the Loop with a side trip on the Yellow Line.

While we are riding, Graham Garfield and Bruce Moffat, experts from the Shore Line Interurban Historical Society, will narrate Evanston’s rail-transit history and relate it to sites on the trip. Shore Line is the authoritative source for Chicagoland rail-transit history, publishing the journal First and Fastest and other special studies.

The tour takes place on Saturday, November 4, 2017, starting at 9:00 a.m. The tour ends around noon. The tour starts and ends at the Linden CTA station, 349 Linden Avenue, Wilmette, IL, 60091. Admission: $75 for EHC members, $85 for non-members. Membership sign-up is available at www.evanstonhistorycenter.org

Advance Ticket Purchase Required. To purchase tickets please visit: evanstonhistorycenter.org/all-events/ or email Jill Kirk, Director of Development, jkirk@evanstonhistorycenter.org.

For more information visit: www.evanstonhistorycenter.org

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