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Last Runs of the Chicago Transit Authority's 6000-series Rapid Transit Cars

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Last Runs of the Chicago Transit Authority's 6000-series Rapid Transit Cars
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?

RELATED OBJECTS
Chicago Transit Authority Rapid Transit Rail Car


Last Runs of the Chicago Transit Authority’s 6000-series Rapid Transit Cars
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection

“The 6000’s are scheduled to make their last runs on the Ravenswood line Friday, December 4, 1992. One six car train will be used in the A.M. and P.M. rushes. The consist will be 6101-6102 and 6599-6600 on the ends and a third unit in the middle. The middle unit will carry an outside sign on each side of one car commemorating the event.”

From CTA Memorandum to “All Concerned, Rail” dated November 20, 1992.

Physical Description
Memorandum. CTA memorandum announcing the last runs of the 6000-series rapid transit cars, dated Friday, December 4, 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
User
Chicago Transit Authority

Place of Use
Chicago, Illinois


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