Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Coming in March to the Eisenhower Public Library in Harwood Heights Illinois! "The early years of the Chicago Transit Authority"! Saturday,March 16th from 1:00 until 3:00 PM! Hosted by Eddie K from the internet site "Eddie's Railfan Page"! http://eddiesrailroad.blogspot.com

The Eisenhower Public Library located at 4613 North Oketo Avenue in Harwood Heights Illinois, welcomes local Chicago historian, photographer and internet site host Edward Kwiatkowski to the library's upstairs meeting room on Saturday, March 16th from 1:00 until 3:00 PM.

Eddie will be hosting a multi media musical photo slideshow (Set to authentic historic period music) video and lecture presentation, about the early years of the Chicago Transit Authority begining in 1947.

The early years of today's Chicago Transit Authority, featured many pieces of second hand transit equipment acquired from the predecessor companies Chicago Surface Lines, and the Chicago Rapid Transit Company.

The equipment ranged from electric streetcars, gasoline powered transit buses, electric powered trolley buses, and 1920's era rapid transit equipment. New replacement equipment such as propane and diesel powered buses, new trolley buses, and lightweight rapid transit cars, would soon be making their debut in Chicago.

See this now lost era in Chicago public transportation as it was after World War 2 had ended through photographs, vintage home movie videos, and music from the era.

Admission is free!

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