Preserved Chicago Transit Authority 1951 Marmon Harrington trolley bus. The Illinois Railway Museum. Union Illinois. June 1999., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
This is Eddie K, Your host and photographer here at Eddie's Railfan Page.
On Saturday, May 21st, 2011 from 1:00 until 3:00 PM, I will be hosting an event entitled "The Chicago Railfan Photo Slideshow", at the Elmwood Park Public Library.
One of many features I will be showing at the event, will be a short musical photo slideshow entitled "Chicago Trolleybus Memories.1930 -1973."
The city of Chicago Illinois, had a network of electric powered transit bus routes begining in 1930 under the Chicago Surface Lines Company, and closing out for good in 1973 under the post 1947 succesor company known as the Chicago Transit Authority. Most of these electric powered trolleybus routes, existed for the most part on the northside of Chicago.
If You grew up in the city of Chicago Illinois during this historic time period, or know someone who did...then You will enjoy seeing these hstoric photos of Chicago, how it looked like more than 40 years ago.
Also covered in the slideshow video, are a few photos of the preserved examples of Chicago's electric trolleybuses today, at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union Illinois. www.irm.org
It will be a fun event, and We hope to see You there.