Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Chicago Transit Authority 6000 series rapid transit cars on a fantrip. March 1985.

I took this photo during a March 1985 chartered fantrip over the Chicago Transit Authority's rapid transit lines, that was sponsored by the Illinois Railway Museum.

Dubbed "The Snowflake Special" and utilizing the 1950's era 6000 and 550 series lightweight rapid transit cars that were built by the St. Louis Car Company, the chartered train traveled all over the CTA rapid transit system, except for the Skokie Swift line.

Several 6000 and 550 series CTA cars, have since been preserved at the Illinois Railway Museum, and several other tourist trolley museums around North America.

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