Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Eastbound CTA Route # 77 Belmont Avenue bus departing the west terminal. River Grove Illinois. April 2007.

I took this photo during a lovely Springtime morning, back in April of 2007.

An eastbound Chicago Transit Authority Route # 77 Belmont Avenue bus, is viewed departing from the west terminal at West Belmont and North Cumberland Avenues, in near northwest suburban River Grove Illinois.

The CTA Route # 77 Belmont Avenue bus line, was originally an electric streetcar line. In the year of 1949, the CTA converted this line for electric trolleybus operation. CTA Route # 77 Belmont Avenue, operated with electric trolleybuses from 1949 until 1973.

The west terminal, and several places along this route still have the support line poles that carried the overhead trolleybus wires in place many years ago today.

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