THE GS TRAM SITE

GARY

INDIANA, UNITED STATES

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1939

VIDEO

Chicago Southshore Interurban video
Above: YouTubeCA video - The Old South Shore (America's Last Classic Interurban Railway) - Length: 10:53 mins.

PHOTO

Chicago Southshore Interurban

MAPS

Gary 1939 map

INSET: CENTRAL GARY

Gary Downtown 1939 map



I created the above maps by overlaying OpenStreetMap (OSM) maps with my own data. Copyright on the OSM maps is © OpenStreetMap contributors, licensed under a CC-BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 licence).

Please note that the OSM maps used as a template for these maps corresponds to the situation at the time the map was downloaded and may show features that did not exist at the time the GS Tram Site is supposed to show. In particular, it may show bridges and highways that were built later.

DISCONTINUATION DATES OF STREETCAR TRACKS (affected route designations in parentheses).


ROUTES

STREETCAR ROUTES

Operator: Gary Railways

B Broadway North Broadway Loop - Broadway - 26th Av.
Br Fifth Ave. - Bridge Street Broadway & 5th Av. - 5th Av. - Bridge St.
F Fifth Ave. - Pennsylvania Station Broadway & 5th Av. - 5th Av. - Pennsylvania Stn.
G Garyton North Broadway Loop - Broadway - Central Av. - Garyton
H Hammond North Broadway Loop - Broadway - 11th Av. - 9th Av. - Hammond (165th St. - Summer St. - Illinois State Line)
S Fifth Ave. - Sheet Mill Broadway & 5th Av. - 5th Av. - Buchanan St. - Sheet Mill
T Tube Works North Broadway Loop - Broadway - 2nd Av. - Tube Works

NB: Route designations by letter are for convenience only and were not used by the operator.

Operator: Chicago & Calumet District Transit Co.

11 Hammond 63rd St. & South Park (Chicago) - S Chicago Av. - Sheffield Av. - Hammond
12 East Chicago 63rd St. & South Park (Chicago) - S Chicago Av. - Forsyth Av. - E Chicago Av.

INTERURBAN ROUTE

Operator: Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad

   South Shore Line Randolph Street Terminal (Chicago) - Roosevelt Rd. Station - 63rd St. Station - Kensington 115th St. - East Chicago Av. - Gary - Michigan City - South Bend


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH



HISTORY

GAUGE


SOURCES

PRINT

WIKIS

WEB SITES


Also, many thanks to Mr Russell Powers of Lone Tree, CO, USA, for kindly sending me information concerning the history of the streetcar and interurban systems in and around Gary.



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