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Bus 8241 in front of Marshall Field's department store, State Street side, Chicago, 1959

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Bus 8241 in front of Marshall Field's department store, State Street side, Chicago, 1959
CTA photo, from the Krambles-Peterson Archive

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This object appears in the following sections:


City and Suburb: Chicago and Park Forest, Illinois, 1950s
City and Suburb: Chicago and Park Forest, Illinois, 1950s — Taking the Bus

RELATED OBJECTS
Fageol Twin Coach Bus section


Bus Stopped in front of Marshall Field's Department Store
Currently on display
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
CTA "Old Look" Flxible Twin Coach, Propane bus #8241 picks up passengers from the bus lane on State Street in Chicago in 1959.
Physical Description
Photograph. Black-and-white image of passengers standing beside a city bus.
Details
Date Made:
1959
Locations:
Illinois
Note:
Chicago
Credit:
CTA photo, from the Krambles-Peterson Archive
History
In the 1950s, the Chicago Transit Authority was the largest user of Liquified Petroleum Gas (Propane) buses in the country. The low cost of propane fuel at the time helped the cash-strapped transit agency as it worked to modernize its fleet and operations.
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Related Person
Chicago Transit Authority

Depicted
Chicago, Illinois

Depicted
Commuting


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