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  • The CA&E in Black-and-White

    FYI, our 64th blog post rounds out July with 25 classic black-and-white images of the Chicago, Aurora and Elgin (including two that are from the related

    davidsadowski 2 days ago
  • CA&E #20 in May 1957

    FYI, today's blog post is from guest contributor William Barber, who gives his account of a 1957 Chicago, Aurora & Elgin fantrip on car #20, which still

    davidsadowski 6 days ago
  • Re: IERM and the CA&E Batavia Branch

    1024 was one of a group of seven wood cars IERM wanted to purchase...among the others, as I recall, was a 2800-series Met car with a fishbelly underframe, a

    sbgreig_m1 8 days ago
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A discussion list for individuals interested in the history of the defunct Chicago, Aurora and Elgin Railroad, Aurora Elgin & Fox River Electric and similar traction related operations in the Fox Valley area.

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Home page photo - A three car CA&E train enters the depot at the Illinois Railway Museum led by wooden car 309 with 308 and 319 in the consist. Photo taken 15 September 2012.

Photo by David Lemke

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