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CTA Replaces Last 6000-series “‘L”’ Cars, 1992

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CTA Replaces Last 6000-series “‘L”’ Cars, 1992
Courtesy of Chicago Transit Authority and William Wulfert

IN CONTEXT

This object appears in the following sections:


Making the Exhibition
CTA Car 6719—From Scrap to History — 1992: The End of the Line for 6719?

OTHER VIEWS
CTA Replaces Last 6000-series “L” Cars, 1992
CTA Replaces Last 6000-series “L” Cars, 1992

RELATED OBJECTS
Chicago Transit Authority Rapid Transit Rail Car


CTA Replaces Last 6000-series “L” Cars
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection

“CTA ordered the first 130 cars in the 6000 series from the St. Louis Car Company less than a year after the agency was organized in 1947, and delivery began in August, 1950. Another 70 units arrived in 1951…The original 200 cars were just the beginning of a modernization process that CTA wanted to accelerate to remove from service the remaining turn-of-the-century wooden units still in operation. “

From 1992 CTA pamphlet, CTA replaces last 6000-series “L’ cars.

Physical Description

Pamphlet. CTA Replaces Last 6000-series “L” Cars. CTA publication from 1992.

Details
Date Made:
1992
Locations:
Illinois
Note:
Chicago
Credit:
Courtesy of Chicago Transit Authority and William Wulfert
History

The 6000-series railcars have been called the “workhorses” of the Chicago Transit Authority; over 700, 6000-series cars were put into service by the CTA between 1950 and 1959. These cars ran throughout the elevated and subway system, serving Chicago commuters until 1992.

Related People, Places, and Events
Depicted
Chicago Transit Authority

Related Place
Chicago, Illinois


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