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Chicago Surface Lines - History
... in Chicago were horse cars run by the Chicago City Railway Company and the North Chicago City Railway Company around 1858-1861 ... Chicago City Railway was the first in (1881), and with the addition of the Chicago Passenger Railway (1883) and the West Chicago Street Railroad Company (1887), Chicago had the largest cable railway system in the world ... But the smaller Illinois cities and the Calumet Electric Street Railway of the South Side built successful systems, causing the Chicago companies to feel themselves dropping behind ...

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