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Twin Coach bus in Chicago, 1950s.

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Twin Coach bus in Chicago, 1950s.
Courtesy of Bruce G. Moffat

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This object appears in the following sections:


Communities
Chicago, the Transit Metropolis — The CTA in the 1950s: Innovation (continued)

RELATED OBJECTS
Fageol Twin Coach Bus section


Twin Coach bus in Chicago
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
This green-and-white CTA bus is one of a fleet of about 1400 Twin Coach buses, manuctured by the Fageol, and later the Flxible, bus company. These classic, "Old Look" buses are easily recognized by their high, 6-paned, dash windows.
Physical Description
Photograph. Color photograph of a 5000-series "Old Look" Twin Coach bus in Chicago.
Details
Date Made:
1950s
Locations:
Illinois
Note:
Chicago
Credit:
Courtesy of Bruce G. Moffat
History
In the 1950s and 60s, the Chicago Transit Authority owned and operated the largest fleet of propane gas buses in the world. Propane was less expensive than diesel fuel at the time, allowing the CTA to allocate more resources to upgrading service and operations.
Related People, Places, and Events
Maker
Fageol/Flxible Company

Depicted
Chicago Transit Authority

Depicted
Chicago, Illinois


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