North Shore Line Video

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North Shore Line Video
Posted by CMStPnP on Wednesday, October 05, 2016 12:11 AM

Wow!   This is an excellent find.    North Shore Film including color shots at the end of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee terminal.     For those that do not know Milwaukee the trains had to switch from 5th Street onto 6th Street due to 6th Street having a street viaduct across the Menonminee River Valley........5th Street did not have a viaduct.      The 6th Street Viaduct still exists today but has been redone and bridges just West of the current Amtrak Depot over the Amtrak Depot lead tracks.      The big hotel in the background of the Milwaukee North Shore Line Terminal still exists and is called the Pfister Hotel these days, still a four star hotel.

Have fun watching......(Color Electroliner footage as well).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUV0hALKVhA

 

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Posted by Buslist on Wednesday, October 05, 2016 1:58 AM

CMStPnP

Wow!   This is an excellent find.    North Shore Film including color shots at the end of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee terminal.     For those that do not know Milwaukee the trains had to switch from 5th Street onto 6th Street due to 6th Street having a street viaduct across the Menonminee River Valley........5th Street did not have a viaduct.      The 6th Street Viaduct still exists today but has been redone and bridges just West of the current Amtrak Depot over the Amtrak Depot lead tracks.      The big hotel in the background of the Milwaukee North Shore Line Terminal still exists and is called the Pfister Hotel these days, still a four star hotel.

Have fun watching......(Color Electroliner footage as well).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUV0hALKVhA

 

 

Yes in its time the NS was one of the premier passenger railroads in the country. Consider hourly service Chicago to Milwaukee with several short turn locals in between. And a ride in the railfan seat on the 'liner was unparalleled ( why you boarded at Rosevelt Rd.)

Besides the video gave you a chance to see what an Electroliner looks like compared to a Highliner!

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Posted by CMStPnP on Wednesday, October 05, 2016 2:36 AM

Repost of the link to start the video at the beginning instead of the end:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUV0hALKVhA

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, October 10, 2016 11:26 AM

Thanks.  Just terrific.   Loved every minute.

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Posted by 54light15 on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 10:28 AM

Superb! Thanks so much.

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Posted by CMStPnP on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 11:54 AM

Did you notice the clever design of the North Shore Line Depot in Milwaukee with the inspection pit incorporated into the passenger boarding area so that the underside of the interurban and wheels could be inspected while the train is in the station without the need to tow the equipment elsewhere?    Seems to be an innovation to me that perhaps was later lost.

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Posted by schlimm on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:48 PM

Thanks for sharing such a fine video.  Too bad the RTA (started in 1973) wasn't around to save the North Shore (ceased operations 1963) and the Roarin' Elgin (ceased passenger service in 1957).

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Posted by CMStPnP on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 6:50 PM

Next weekend I have some pics of The Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company abandoned Right of Way I'll post.    It takes a horrendous amount of time to post photos here though.   Much faster to upload to photo bucket and provide a link.

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Posted by locojacket on Saturday, October 22, 2016 9:32 PM

Best NS video ever, thanks!

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 8:06 PM

Never too old to have a happy childhood!

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Posted by saguaro on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:29 PM

The video is great, but I'm pretty sure the hotel you can see in the background at the Milwaukee terminal is the Schroeder Hotel, later called the Marc Plaza, and currently the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. The Pfister Hotel has always been the Pfister Hotel, since it was built in 1893.

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Posted by ROBERT WILLISON on Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:34 PM

Great video, one thing that has not changed, people and vehicles ignoring the on coming trains.

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Posted by CMStPnP on Monday, May 29, 2017 8:41 PM

saguaro

The video is great, but I'm pretty sure the hotel you can see in the background at the Milwaukee terminal is the Schroeder Hotel, later called the Marc Plaza, and currently the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. The Pfister Hotel has always been the Pfister Hotel, since it was built in 1893.

You are correct.

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Posted by schlimm on Monday, May 29, 2017 9:19 PM

..." This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Transit Gloria Mundi.

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Posted by CMStPnP on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 1:02 AM

schlimm

..." This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Transit Gloria Mundi.

 

 

.............And that would explain why the video was Mislabeled or Misleadingly Labeled on Youtube..........making a copyright search/scan more difficult.

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