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REFERENCE BOOKS, VIDEOS AND WEBSITES
Information and answers to many questions can be found in several books, and magazines published about Milwaukee and
Wisconsin streetcars and interurbans.  Although many are out-of-print you may be able to find them in libraries, second-hand
book stores or train shows.  There are also several videos available, either through purchase or on YouTube.
Websites are an invaluable source for information, photos, maps, etc.  Check our links page for some sites of interest.
BOOKS - Wisconsin Area Electric Transit

TROLLEY SPARKS - BULLETIN 97 -- Subtitle WISCONSIN ELECTRIC RAILWAYS -- Published by Central Electric
Railfan's Association (CERA).  This was their first work on Milwaukee and Wisconsin. Soft-cover, spiral-bound.

BADGER TRACTION -- Published by Central Electric Railfan's Association (CERA).  Also known as Bulletin 111.  History
of trolley lines in Wisconsin communities outside of Milwaukee.  Hard-cover.

TM -- The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Co. by Joseph Canfield.  Published by Central Electric Railfan's Association.  
Also known as Bulletin 112.  This is the definitive history of TMER&L, Milwaukee streetcars and interurbans. Hard-cover.

MILWAUKEE STREETCAR NOTES -- by Doug Krymkowski.  Published by The Wisconsin Electric Railway Historical
Society (see news and events page).  This book contains personal recollections and information on the cars, routes and
assignments. 158 Pages.  Over 100 photos. 8 1/2 x 11. Soft-Cover, Comb-bound.

MILWAUKEE TRANSPORT ERA --  by Russ Schultz.  Published by Interurbans Press.  This book cover Milwaukee's
Trackless Trolleys (more commonly called Trolleybuses).  Soft-cover, bound.

SPEEDRAIL -- MILWAUKEE'S LAST RAPID TRANSIT -- By Larry Sakar.  Story of Speedrail and its brief operation of
Rapid Transit lines in Milwaukee.  Soft-cover, Stapled.

PATH OF A PIONEER -- By John Gurda, published by WE Energies.  This is the corporate story of TMER&L and
WEPCO.  Although most text concerns business aspects, there are plenty of facts and photos about the streetcar and
interurban operations.

ALONG THE RIGHT OF WAY TO... -- By Charles Damaske.  A series of booklets covering TMER&L  interurban lines
(To East Troy, To Burlington, To Watertown, To Sheboygan, To Racine-Kenosha).  Soft-cover, Stapled.

NORTH SHORE LINE -- By William Middleton.  Nice condensed history of the railway.

INTERURBAN TO MILWAUKEE -- Published by Central Electric Railfan's Association (CERA) as Bulletin 106.  First part
of comprehensive history of Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee interurban.
First published as soft-cover, spiral-bound, later re-published as hard-cover.

ROUTE OF THE ELECTROLINERS -- Published by Central Electric Railfan's Association (CERA) as Bulletin 107.  
Second part of comprehensive history of Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee Rwy.
First published as soft-cover, spiral-bound, later re-issued as hard-cover.

NORTH SHORE LINE MEMORIES -- by George Campbell.  Personal recollections and newspaper accounts of events and
activities on the Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee Rwy.  Hard-cover.

DAYS OF THE NORTH SHORE LINE -- by George Campbell.  More personal recollections and newspaper accounts of
events and activities on Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee Rwy.  Hard-cover

SCENES FROM THE NORTH SHORE -- by Olmstead.  Photo essay of the Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee Rwy.

NORTH SHORE - SOUTH SHORE -- by Russ Porter.  Color photo essay of the Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee Rwy.
and the Chicago, South Shore & South Bend Rwy.

SOUTH SHORE LINE -- subtitle AMERICA'S LAST INTERURBAN -- by William Middleton.  Condensed history of the
Chicago, South Shore & South Bend interurban.

In addition to these books, there have been numerous articles in various railfan and model railroad magazines.  At
present there are three publications featuring these lines.

WISCONSIN ELECTRIC LINES - Newsletter - Published by The Wisconsin Electric Railway Historical Society (that's us)

LIVE WIRES - Newsletter - Published by The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Transit Historical Society (see links)

FIRST & FASTEST - Magazine - Published by Shore Line Interurban Historical Society (see links)