Chicago's Central Electric Railfans' Association (CERA) sponsored a "Last Trip Under the Wires" trip on the CTA Skokie Swift (Yellow Line). This line had the last remaining catenary of the former Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee interurban. The wires would soon be removed following conversion to third-rail operation. (Indeed, new aluminum third rail had already been installed at the time of the trip.)


Train passing Kostner Ave. grade crossing in Skokie, IL.

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Someday I'll get more video from aboard the train edited and posted.


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Note new aluminum
third rails.

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