New and old at the CTA West 63rd Place bus terminal. March 1986., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
I took this photograph way back in March of 1986.
We are at the Chicago Transit Authority's bus terminal on South Kedzie Avenue and West 63rd Place in Chicago's Marquette Park neighborhood.
An era is ending on the CTA, as the old 1960's era Flxible fishbowl windshield buses like bus # 3712 seen to the right of the photograph,are being retired from the company roster for good this year.
There is a chance, that this may be # 3712's final run today on the CTA Rt # 52 Kedzie / California bus line, and will more than likely be towed away to a scrap yard somewhere in the very near future.
Goodbye 1960's era CTA New Look Flxibles. It was fun growing up riding these in Chicago during the 1960's and 70's.