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Chicago's West Side Subway, 1958

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Chicago's West Side Subway, 1958
Courtesy of Chicago Transit Authority

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This object appears in the following sections:


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

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Chicago Transit Authority Rapid Transit Rail Car


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Chicago's West Side Subway
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection

This book, Chicago's West Side Subway: First Rail-Transit Facility Constructed Within A Superhighway, was put together by the CTA in June 1958, to document the opening of the Congress Expressway rapid transit line.

Physical Description
Book. Cover of Chicago's West Side Subway: First Rail-Transit Facility Constructed Within A Superhighway
Details
Date Made:
1958
Locations:
Illinois
Note:
Chicago
Credit:
Courtesy of Chicago Transit Authority
History

As part of the push to modernize rapid transit operations in Chicago in the 1950s, the CTA replaced the Garfield Park branch of the original Metropolitan Elevated Railroad with the Congress Line, down the median strip of the new Congress (later Eisenhower) Expressway.

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User
Chicago Transit Authority

Depicted
Chicago, Illinois


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