Chicago South Shore and South Bend (CSS&SB) Railroad
Updated January 16 2017
The South Shore is arguably the last interurban in the United States. The line runs between Millenium (Randolph St) Station in Chicago to the Airport in South Bend IN. According to Hilton (The Electric Interurban Railways in America), the line was incorporated in 1901 as the Chicago and Indiana Air Line, and was constructed starting in 1907. The name of the line was changed to the Chicago Lake Shore and South Bend, and service was started to South Bend in 1909. By 1925, the line was a money loser for a variety of reasons. Samuel Insull bought the line, changed the name to the Chicago South Shore and South Bend, and began a modernization program which brought solvency. The line has had many ups and downs since then, and today (2015) has a yearly ridership of 3.5M+
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