Monday, February 11, 2013

Coming soon to the Eisenhower Public Library in Harwood HeightsIllinois! "The Early Years Of The Chicago Transit Authority"! Saturday,March 16th From 1:0 Until 3:00 PM! Hosted by Eddie K from The Internet Site "Eddie's Railfan Page"!

The Eisenhower Public Library located at 4613 North Oketo Avenue in Harwood Heights Illinois, welcomes local Chicago historian, photographer and internet site host Edward Kwiatkwoskii to the library on Saturday, March 16th 2013 from 1:00 until 3:00 PM.

Eddie will be hosting a multi media musical photo slideshow, video and lecture presentation, about the early years of today's Chicago Transit Authority.

From the begining of operations on October 1st, 1947 upon the merger and acquisition of the Chicago Surface Lines, and the Chicago Rapid Transit companies, to the 1952 acquisition of the Chicago Motor Coach Company...the early CTA roster of equipment included electric streetcars, old rapid transit equipment dating back to the 1920's and earlier, old gasoline powered transit buses, as well as electric trolleybuses, propane and diesel fueled buses. It was a unique and very less than standard collection of public transportation vehicles in the windy city after the end of World War 2.

See Chicago as it used to be.

Adnmission is free!

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