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    CTA L/Subway, Amtrak NE Corridor, Union Pacific
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    PCC St. Louis, 22, 33, 35, 6719, 6720

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  1. CTA sponsored free rides around the Loop "L" using their Historical Cars 4271-4272 starting at Quincy/Wells station. In those days, the cars featured horns donated by an admirer. The video was taken from various station platforms, from in-service trains, and from the street below. At this time, new stations were just being constructed at Merchandise Mart and Clark/Lake. DH an MSIBNSF Production.
  2. In 1992, the CTA presented their new historical cars, the Pullman built 1892-1992. The presentation took place on the famed Loop "L" and passengers were given rides from the restored Quincy/Wells station. There was entertainment, cake, and bubbly (real too). This event also was the first appearance of the new 3200 series railcars. DH
  3. 2nd Video Moving PCC From IRM For ALI Movie

    This video is about Moving 6000s For ALI.....the 2001 movie shoot that featured three CTA PCC railcars borrowed from IRM. This video showed transportation to Chicago, shows crew qualification, and the actual filming on the subway. Produced by MSIBNSF aka David Harrison
  4. If CTA switched to letters for rail lines

    COLORS ARE A GOOD THING! Been here for twenty five years! http://www.transitchicago.com/news/default.aspx?Month=&Year=&Category=2&ArticleId=3759 http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/02/20/cta-trains-named-by-color-why/
  5. Hello, I am Putheavy, I applied job at CTA as a assistant customer service at train station. I am very new in U.S. I just moved here a year. Currently I am working as a cashier at Treasure Island Foods. I would like you know how the process of hiring at CTA and test? 

    1. chicagopcclcar

      chicagopcclcar

      Sorry, I have not kept up with current CTA hiring policies.

  6. 2600-series - Service Dates

    3199-3200 are not gone. Trust me. DH
  7. Video Of The Last PCC 6000 Charter

    In 2001 three CTA series 6000 railcars were loaned from IRM for a movie shooting for "Ali". After the movie shoot, the three cars were used for an all-day charter as a fund-raising venture. This is a 48 minute video showing many of the features of that charter. That was the last time that 6000s ran on the system. We all await the CTA's plans for the four returned PCC cars in the coming months of 2018.
  8. You have been warned by garmon757. In order to continue posting, you must acknowledge this warning. Hey David, as much I really appreciate your knowledge on behalf of Chicago Transit Authority, there are still guidelines that you must follow on this forum. Please, if you have any questions or comments please fell free to let me, Kevin, or MetroShadow know at your earliest convenience. 
    Stanley Garmon

    I never intended to acknowledge this punishment. There seems to be no way to communicate to you unless I do that. You may tell BUSJACK he has succeed getting me off this forum. Any man who hides from discussion while boasting  triple post counts is his own worst enemy. His crowning  disgrace is telling Black people what his white thoughts pertaining to Black peoples’ transportation needs as if he alone knows better than anyone else. Whatever I called him…..it was too little and not profane enough.

    So R.I.P. CHICAGOPCCLCAR…..”as much I really appreciate your knowledge”….Yea, Right! …..R.I.P..  Content Count 1488, Day Won 176, Community Reputation 960 Top Contributor…..R.I.P. pictures, diagrams, maps, documents, actual motoring experience, statistics. You noticed I’ve tried to delete whatever the forum would allow.

    There is no hard feelings between you and myself…..I’m sponsoring a charter 09/30 that will be announced on FaceBook Chicago-L. I look forward to you being there and we can discuss the “L”. Bring you kids too. I mean it! The fare is FREE....you can beat that, LOL. David Harrison

     

  9. garmon757

    Good morning Stanley.....I noticed your NEW photo....seems like you are arranging for two youngsters to become more interested in becoming CTA operators in future years. They looked like they are having fun....good job. I can say I enjoyed our conversations yesterday 09/30 about transit and experiences with the chitransit forum. And this comment in no way voids my promise not to report on rail system doings as I wrote to you in "RIP Chicagopcclcar in chitransit". I'll let you know when the next charter happens, and it might be real soon. David Harrison
  10. CTA HERITAGE FLEET IS BRINGING BACK TWO PCC CARS, 6101-6102

    By 1955, 270 new PCC 6000 series had been received, all assigned to the North-South route. These cars marked a big change….the conductor had a cab in the “B” end of each married pair (#6201-6470). But pair of cabs in each car meant conductors have to cross whenever station platforms changed side….so a new modification was developed. A work station was developed using only the “B” end of the odd-numbered car and the last 250 PCC 6000 series sported this design (#6471-6720). CTA engineers quickly put together the same modification for the first 200 cars(#6001-6200) by cutting a space on the carboy sides for a drop window and installing the door controls inside. A PA system as included too. Within a few years, all conductors worked inside except those working 4000 series equipment. Photo: #6101 shows the inside modification with door control reversed. Photos taken at Skokie Shops. Photo: An outside view of #6101 showing the blank filler where the outside door controller was mounted. DH
  11. CTA HERITAGE FLEET IS BRINGING BACK TWO PCC CARS, 6101-6102

    It's GeneKing7320's happy birthday! Not mine. I was only quoting his statement. How much has a search for pole equipped "L" cars gotten lost. WOW. DH
  12. CTA HERITAGE FLEET IS BRINGING BACK TWO PCC CARS, 6101-6102

    You can't see poles without seeing the boards. Resource tells me the poles were taken off before the car were assigned to the North-South. As I mentioned, todays similarity, the former Yellow line cars now running on Brown and Orange lines with their roof boards still attached. By the way, those cars are banned from service on Blue line. DH
  13. CTA HERITAGE FLEET IS BRINGING BACK TWO PCC CARS, 6101-6102

    Photos: The recreated color scheme included the original cream roofs, as delivered. The smoke, coal soot, steel mill pollution in the air that caused the delivered cream roof to be repainted green is absent in the atmosphere today. Photo: The CTA medallion didn't age well. DH
  14. CTA HERITAGE FLEET IS BRINGING BACK TWO PCC CARS, 6101-6102

    The SKOKIE SWIFT was mandated to be A NON-STOP SERVICE.....using only one operator. IT USED CTA's 70 MPH CARS. BusHunter. why can't you get this idea? NON-STOP SERVICE!!!! CTA, George Krambles, all were on accord. There would be NO STOPPING TO CHANGE TROLLEY POLES to third rail. BusHunter, why is this so hard to understand? DH
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