Saturday, October 31, 2009
Chartered CTA 6000 series car fantrip in downtown Chicago Illinois. April 1986.
I took this photo on an April 1986 chartered fantrip over the Chicago Transit Authority's rapid transit system. The chartered excursion was sponsored by the Illinois Railway Museum in Union Illinois, and was billed as "The Snowfalke Special".
The rapid transit cars that are seen here were built during the 1950's by the St. Louis Car Company using components from scrapped CTA PCC electric streetcars. These unique lightweight cars were known as the 6000 series cars. These cars were in their final years of operation over Chicago's CTA rapid transit system. Some retired 6000 series cars began arriving at the Illinois Railway Museum in 1986.
I'm not sure of this photo location. I think that this might be on Wells Street.