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widecab5 last won the day on December 6 2017

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  1. More 6000's repatriated??

    Sleepyhead me... Next time I'll know!
  2. More 6000's repatriated??

    That's a little beyond my technical prowess. I COULD, however, show you the original 35mm slides they were scanned from if that helps. The .jpg scans were also sent out in an email to a few folks earlier this week. It all sounds like a lot of trouble to me, but just so you know, I emblazon the caption and my initials "DGC," or those of the originating photographer (with THEIR permission) on all the images I upload, wherever they may go. This is almost 100% to Flickr and has been since I converted to digital output in 2008. If someone would like to clue me in on your particular rules, then I'll be so advised for next time. No apology yet, I don't know if I did anything wrong!
  3. More 6000's repatriated??

    That's a little beyond my technical prowess. I COULD, however, show you the original 35mm slides they were scanned from if that helps. The .jpg scans were also sent out in an email to a few folks earlier this week. It all sounds like a lot of trouble to me, but just so you know, I emblazon the caption and my initials "DGC," or those of the originating photographer (with THEIR permission) on all the images I upload, wherever they may go. This is almost 100% to Flickr and has been since I converted to digital output in 2008. If someone would like to clue me in on your particular rules, then I'll be so advised for next time. No apology yet, I don't know if I did anything wrong!
  4. More 6000's repatriated??

    So, where did the pictures go?
  5. More 6000's repatriated??

    Upon METICULOUS review, the CTA film sequence above shows that SB PCC train to be one of the trolley pole-equipped 6000-series pairs used on the Evanston Express in that time: 6123-6130. Look closely, you'll notice the slightly different window curtain and you can see the plate above the storm door where the original rollsign box was (later the headlight). Don't know if someone knows how the "capture" the image. Also, much later in the same show a 1962-era CTA Flxible is seen passing "Bob's" office building in the Loop.
  6. More 6000's repatriated??

    Check the first few seconds of this Season 3 episode (1974-75) and you'll see the train of 4000s off to the right. Obviously filmed as part of the 1972 pilot sequence. MTM must have been all over the place at Isbella that day. Probably sometime in early 1972 (circa March, no background greenery yet) I would guess. "Bob" was supposed to be getting off the 1-50 (um, inbound, signed for Howard) that was entering Isabella. So there he is, still 55 blocks from home and it looks like he musta woke up at Linden after reading his paper. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x575o84
  7. More 6000's repatriated??

    ...and Bob! Skokie Shops, Wednesday morning. Merry Christmas, Chicago!
  8. More 6000's repatriated??

    Meet Emily! Tuesday afternoon, Skokie Shops.
  9. More 6000's repatriated??

    Emily is indeed safe at home! She arrived Tuesday afternoon. Bob oughta be along within a coupla days.
  10. More 6000's repatriated??

    Emily is on the move Monday, November 27. Might already be home.
  11. More 6000's repatriated??

    Looks like Emily will be home first. Bob comes in later. Home To Emily {Bob Newhart Show}.mp3
  12. More 6000's repatriated??

    Anything could happen in time.
  13. More 6000's repatriated??

    6101 and 6102 will be just fine and don't need any parts, just some time and TLC.
  14. More 6000's repatriated??

    44 is at the National Museum of Transport near St. Louis and part of its operating fleet. 6711 and 6712 are also at the National Museum of Transport, but not in its operational fleet. As far as I recall, the A/C on 6711 wasn't working, and I don't think it was present (don't remember) when I first "met" the pair as assigned to Evanston (Purple) about 1979. The "George Washington" held its bi-centennial colors very well, perhaps attributable to relatively low mileage at Evanston in those years (rush hours only). It was one pair of 50 or so 6000's that were extensively rehabilitated between 1985 and 1988, then retired together off the Ravenswood (Brown) in 1992. Its time in St. Louis was uninteresting, but the cars have been hiding inside a shed for a quarter-century and are still well-preserved for their age.
  15. More 6000's repatriated??

    Not quite accurate, now that you brought it up. CTA (1-50) 44 is operated at the National Museum of Transport outside St. Louis. 6711-12 from there were used to provide a few parts for it and another vehicle. The missing parts are not critical and can be replaced easily. The condition of 6101 and 02 is what I hear as well, but again it's just a matter of time to repair and how that fits in with CTA's available resources.
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