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CRA038 -- South Shore Railroad Collection
  
Calumet Regional Archives

Inventory

1.00 Linear Feet
August 1988
Revised March 1991
Revised June 1991
Revised February 1992
Revised March 1993
Revised February 1994
Revised March 1998
Revised June 1999; August 2008; May 2009; Jan. 2012

Inventory written by: John Pappas

Introduction

Property rights in the collection are held by the Calumet Regional Archives; literary rights are dedicated to the public. There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

Linear feet of shelf space: 1.00 linear feet
Number of containers: 2 boxes
Calumet Regional Archives - CRA 038
Processed by: John Pappas
Date: August 1988

Scope and Content

Although the railway has existed since 1903, the scope of this collection covers only 1965-1989, primarily focusing on the late 1970's. The early material covers the acquisition of the railway by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. The majority of the material covers the hard times of the passenger line and the attempt to discontinue it. There are also some photographs and a calendar commemoration the 75th Anniversary of the railroad.

Historical Sketch

The Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad was started in 1903. It has had a few ups and downs in its history, but it still continues to run and support passengers along a 90 mile strip from Chicago to South Bend. In 1967, the railroad was bought by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. The 1970's brought many problems. Decreased passenger traffic caused increasing monetary losses and the passenger was almost permanently discontinued. Today, the railway still continues both passenger and freight traffic across Northwest Indiana.



Box File Description
1 1 Historical Information, Chicago, South Shore, and South Bend Railroad, 1983, 1987
2 Annual Reports, 1938, (1950-1960), 1980-1981
3 Newsletters, South Shore News, (1954-1957)
4 Transcripts, Interstate Commerce Commission Hearings, (1936-1939)
5 Report, Interstate Commerce Commission, Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Application to Acquire the Chicago South Shore Railroad, 1965-1967
6 Report, Interstate Commerce Commission-Restructuring Of Passenger Service, 1972
7 Report, ICC, Discontinuance of Passenger Service, 1977
8 Report, Finance Docket, Draft Environmental Statement - Discontinuance of Passenger Service, 1977
9 Report, Discontinuance of Passenger Service (Final), 1977
1 10 Report, South Shore Passenger Service Costs, 1978
11 Report, Economic Adjustment Study, 1980
12 Report, Safety Department, 1950
13 Correspondence, Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employees, Lodge 345, 1934-1942, 1948, 1962
14 Roster, Clerks and Agents, n.d.
15 Seniority Lists, 1952
2 1 Leaflets, Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employees, 1935
2 Newsarticles, South Shore,(1953--)
3 Calendars, (2) South Shore's 75th Year, 1983, 1984
4 Timetables, South Shore Line, 1955,1983,1992
  5 Brochures, Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, 1992
6 Report, Title IX Special Economic Development and Adjustment Assistance Application for a South Shore Corridor Development Strategy, 1978
7 Stock Certificates, Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad, 1929, 1931
8 Booklets, Rules for the Government of the Operating Department, South Shore Line, 1930, 1953
9 Minutes, Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, 1983, 1986
10 Press Release, Venango River Corporation Purchases ICG Rail Lines, 1986
11 Brochure, Save Our South Shore, ca. 1976
12 Envelopes, Save Our South Shore, n. d.
13 Flyer, Save Our South Shore, 1987
2 14 Information Sheet and Memo, South Shore Public Meeting, Save Our South Shore, 1987
15 Newsletter, South Shore Recreation, 1977
16 Study, Michigan City, Indiana, Railroad Relocation, 1973
17 Booklet, One Hundred Years of Enduring Tradition: South Shore Line, Shore Line Interurban Historical Society, Dispatch Number 3, 2008
18 Brochures/Flyers, Extending South Shore Line to Lowell and Valparaiso, 2008
19 Article, "A True Visionary Gives Chicago a Landmark Branding Campaign, ca. 1920-30," by J. J. Sedelmaier, 2012


South Shore Posters - 1925
Title Artist Information
Autumn in the Dunes via South Shore Line Oscar Rabe Hanson By Chicago, South Shore & South Bend R.R.
Steel Mills at Gary By South Shore Line Norman Erickson By Chicago, South Shore & South Bend R.R.
25 Miles of Beach Via South Shore Line Oscar Rabe Hanson Chicago, South Shore & South Bend Railroad
Winter In The Dunes South Shore Line Oscar Rabe Hanson By Chicago, South Shore & South Bend R.R.
Winter In The Dunes by South Shore Line Oscar Rabe Hanson Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee Railroad
The Dunes Beaches By The South Shore Line Urgelles By Midland Utilities Co.
Football Notre Dame (South Bend) by South Shore Line Oscar Rabe Hanson By Chicago, South Shore & South Bend Railroad


South Shore Posters - 1926
Title Artist Information
Dunes Woodland By South Shore Line Oscar Rabe Hanson By Chicago, South Shore & South Bend R.R.
Visit The Dunes Beaches By South Shore Line Brennemann Chicago, South Shore & South Bend R.R.
Visit the Dunes Beaches by South Shore Line Brenneman Chicago, South Shore & South Bend Railroad
Visit "The Workshop of America" by South Shore Line Brennemann South Shore & South Bend Railroad
Homeward Bound by South Shore Line Oscar Rabe Hanson By Chicago, South Shore & South Bend R.R.
Autumn Indiana Dunes State Park by South Shore Line Electrified All the Way Brennemann Chicago, South Shore & South Bend Railroad
A Merry Christmas South Shore Line Brennemann Chicago, South Shore & South Bend Railroad


South Shore Posters - 1927
Title Artist Information
Hudson Lake by South Shore & South Bend Railroad Ragan Chicago, South Shore & South Bend Railroad
SpringTime By South Shore Line Oscar Rabe Hanson Chicago, South Shore & South Bend Railroad
Indiana Dunes by South Shore Line Ivan V. Beard Chicago, South Shore & South Bend Railroad
Winter Sports in the Dunes by South Shore Line Not Given Chicago, South Shore & South Bend Railroad
Indiana Dunes State Park--Only 81 Minutes from Downtown Chicago by South Shore Line Ragan Chicago, South Shore & South Bend Railroad
Moonlight in Duneland by South Shore Line Ragan Chicago, South Shore & South Bend Railroad
Winter Sports by South Shore Line Ivan V. Beard Chicago, South Shore & Shore Bend Railroad


South Shore Posters - 1928
Title Artist Information
Autumn In The Dunes by South Shore Line Ivan V. Beard Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad
Duneland Beaches by South Shore Line Ragan Chicago, South Shore & South Bend Railroad
Winter Sports in the Dunes by South Shore Line Brennemann Chicago, South Shore & South Bend Railroad


South Shore Posters - 1928
Title Artist Information
Ski Meet Ogden Dunes Sunday January 12th by South Shore Line Emil Biorn Chicago, South Shore & South Bend Railroad


North Shore Posters
Description
Hunting, 1923
Hiking, 1924
Service, 1924
Grand Avenue Milwaukee, 1925
Harvestime, 1925
Suburban Communities, 1925 (Olson)
Suburban Communities, 1925 (Urgelles)
Summer Opera, 1925
Winter-Fields, 1925
Fort Sheridan Horse Show, 1926
Spring Time, 1926
Wild Life, 1926
An Incomparable Sunset, 1927
Where Homes Are Home, 1929
Over Old Indian Trails, n.d.


Chicago Aurora and Elgin Railroad Posters
Description
Lord's Park-Elgin, 1926

Subject Tracings

  • Railroads
  • Transportation