Monday, April 23, 2007

Chicago Surface Lines car # 144 logo and number. The Illinois Railway Museum. Union Illinois USA. August 2006.

I took this often overlooked "car detail" photo, in August of 2006 at the Illinois Railway Museum. While portrait or action photos of Museum exhibits are the most common, photos of simple car details can be important tools for modelers and historians alike as well. Seen here on the car side, are the CSL (pre CTA) logo -the car number -Safety steel screen window mesh -and a few underbody car details. Chicago Surface Lines car # 144, was built in 1908 by the Pullman Standard Car Company of Chicago, and was in service until May of 1954. It was kept on the CTA roster for fantrip charters until the end of Chicago streetcar service on June 21st 1958.

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