Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Chicago Transit Authority in the year of 1952. Chicago Illinois USA. From the internet site Northern California Bus

I spoted this historic early 1950's era photo at My link page "Northern California Bus Fans.Com" recently.

The Chicago Transit Authority was formed in the year of 1945, but did not actually begin operations until October 1st, 1947. By that time, the CTA had raised the money to purchase the Chicago Surface Lines Company (Streetcars and some buses), and the Chicago Rapid Transit Company. In the year of 1952, the CTA purchased the Chicago Motor Coach Comapny, and rapidly began to phase out the remaining electric streetcar routes.

This photo from the early years of the Chicago Transit Authority, finds a late 1940's era General Motors TDH Series old look transit bus, wearing both of the markings of the CTA, and the former Chicago Motor Coach Company.

Along the side of the bus behind the external advertising billboard, is the round CTA logo. Along the roof of the bus, is the former Chicago Motor Coach Company's advertising slogan "The Boulevard Route".

This CTA bus, is assigned to the Route # 152 Addison Street line.

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