What a freaky, f d up history the Chicago L has hadand is having Who knew it was always so disorganized and crazy, eh Great look back via anecdotes and old photos Its main focus are the photos, each with a caption detailing bits of history. Discover The World Famous Chicago L In All Its Grit And Glory The Thundering L Is One Of Chicago S Most Enduring Icons Operating Since , It Is Not Only An Antique But A Working Antique More Than Billion People Have Ridden The L, Which Now Carries Half A Million People A Day Over Miles Of Track The Heavy, Rumbling L Has A Light Side Too It Is Sought Out By Tourists, Featured In Major Motion Pictures, Enjoyed By Wide Eyed Kids, Photographed By Admirers, And Studied By Historians Meanwhile, Both The Smithsonian Institution And The Chicago History Museum Have Recently Enshrined Chicago L Cars As The Showpiece Of Major Permanent Exhibits The Chicago L Shows How The Early L Lines Helped To Build Chicago As Well As How Today S L Helps To Revitalize Neighborhoods And Tie The City Together Over The Past Years, The L Has Survived Numerous Attempts To Tear It Down Today Its Future Is Secure New Services Are Being Added And New Lines Planned This Educating And Entertaining Book Brings The Tenacious L To Life There are many great historical pictures of the L, which is the true value of the book The history presented is cursory, although I did learn quite a bit Oftentimes it would have been helpful if the author would have tied things back to present day which much has probably changed since then even All in all, a pretty good introduction to the history of the L which has left me wanting to read. Despite being a book of mostly pictures, it s quite informative on the history of the L. A fun look at Chicago history, that s right, fun The pictures are awesome. Mostly just a picture book, but a fine way to pass an hour or so on a late Saturday evening.
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- 168 pages
- Chicago "L", The (IL) (General Series)
- Greg Borzo
- 23 September 2019 Greg Borzo