America in the 1950s comes to life in this portrait of a well-loved interurban line which linked the bustle of Chicago with the quiet of the Illinois prairie towns. Two major lines are covered almost in their entirety, from trackside and from the cab. The Chicago to Aurora line is covered in detail and is a comprehensive look at the line. Trains dating back to the early 1900s burn up the Illinois countryside at speeds which rival those of modern day rapid transit. This feature is an important historic record, but also an ode to a time when life in America was a little slower and a little sweeter. This is an original film presentation by Frank Pfuhler.
Narration. Sunday River Productions programs may feature Color film, B&W film, Music, Dubbed Sound and still photos.