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Start Delivery on 100 New Rapid Transit Cars, in CTA Transit News, April, 1959.

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Start Delivery on 100 New Rapid Transit Cars, in CTA Transit News, April, 1959.
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 — Chicago Transit Authority Transit Car 6719

RELATED OBJECTS
Chicago Transit Authority Rapid Transit Rail Car


Chicago Transit Authority Announces New Rapid Transit cars
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection

“CTA on March 24 received the first two new rapid transit cars on an order for 100 light-weight, all-metal cars which was placed in March, 1958. The balance of the 100 rapid transit cars, purchased from the St. Louis Car Company, St. Louis, Missouri, for $5,150,5000, will be delivered at the rate of five per week until all cars are received. By using some parts from its “Green Hornet” streetcars, CTA is saving approximately $2,000,000 as compared with the cost of rapid transit cars built from all new components.”

From Start Delivery on 100 New Rapid Transit Cars, in CTA Transit News, April 1959.

Physical Description
Magazine article. Start Delivery on 100 New Rapid Transit Cars, in CTA Transit News, April, 1959.
Details
Date Made:
1959
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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