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Even today, a century-plus later, the fabulous legends are still being told of the world's first high-speed rail line: The CHICAGO-NEW YORK ELECTRIC AIR LINE RAIL ROAD (1907-1917) .

For the full story, read "Faster Than the Limiteds" (2004) by William Shapotkin.

This is THE site to discuss the CNYEALRR and its associated lines: The Goshen, South Bend and Chicago Railroad- -The Gary and Interurban Railway Company- -The Valparaiso and Northern Railway- -The Gary Connecting Railways- -The East Chicago Street Railway Company- -The Gary and Interurban Railroad- -The Gary Street Railway Company- -The Gary and Valparaiso Railway- -The Gary and Southern Traction Company- -The Gary Hobart and Valparaiso Traction Company- -The Gary Hobart and Eastern Traction Company- -The Gary and Hobart Traction Company- - and Gary Railways.

"And as time goes on, electric railroad enthusiasts will visit the right-of-way over which the original construction work was done -- and some of the more imaginative individuals will hear the deep-throated whistle of a big palatial interurban as its spirit still streaks along this romantic pike, and they will catch a glimpse of the golden inscription CHICAGO on one end of the car as it flashes by, and NEW YORK on the other end -- hurrying, hurrying -- for 36 years have passed since it started on its swift way and it hasn't reached either place." -E.J. Quinby, 1943

"Once I built a railroad, made it run, made it race against time; once I built a railroad; now it's done. brother, can you spare a dime?" (E. Y. 'Yip' Harburg/Jay Gorney)

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