Friday, April 26, 2013

The "Brand New" CTA O'Hare Airport terminal. Rosemont Illinois. March 1985.

I took this photograph way back in March of 1985.

The train of soon to be retired 1950's era Chicago Transit Authority 6000 and 550 series lightweight rapid transit cars built by the St. louis Car Company using scrapped streetcar components, was the chartered Illinois Railway Museum sponsored "Snowflake Special" CTA charter train.

This train is viewed in the recently opened CTA O'Hare Airport Terminal in northwest suburban Rosemeont Illinois.

Several of the CTA 6000's and 550 series rapid transit cars, found their way in to museum preservation after retirement from the CTA during the 1980's and 90's era. Some of these are preserved and operated today at the Illinois Railway Museum.

For more information about the Illinois Railway Museum, log on to the museum's website at

Eddie k.

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