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chitowndude84 last won the day on March 28 2012

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  1. Flxible Metro B and E Garage Assignment

    From my memories. The 5300,6000 and 4400's had notorious wheelchair lift issues. But it seems like that issue went away as TA"s transitioned to low floors Dave
  2. 7500 Series NABI Videos

    I remember one ride on a Nabi Artic leaking rain water on me while on the LSD But I agree with busjack they were JUNK and good riddance to them And being built in Alabama didn't help either lol Dave
  3. 2200-series - Service Dates

    We all know Skokie shops can pull some "Miracles", I'm thinking it shouldn't be too much work to reverse back to "In service" condition ?? Dave
  4. Flxible Metro B and E Garage Assignment

    I posted that pic a few years ago, It was a 5300 series Flex Photo Credit: Chicago Police Officer Greg Reynolds
  5. 2200-series - Service Dates

    ??? Might wanna tell the CTA of that error, That's where I got the info from on the 2019 calendar Dave
  6. Flxible Metro B and E Garage Assignment

    Boy, I remember seeing a 6000 series on the 155 Devon with a 77th garage tag up front during the 2009 NABI ARTIC recall disaster Now that was weird lol
  7. 2200-series - Service Dates

    CTA just released it's 2019 calendar and features 2200 Series Cars 2273-74 for month of December. Historical Notes: A four-car train of 2200-series cars, headed by car #2273, is berthed at the former Randolph/Wells station on the Loop Elevated for a special event. An order of 150 cars built by the Budd Company between 1969 and 1970 were purchased by the City of Chicago as part of a grant that also funded the construction of the Dan Ryan and Kennedy extensions. The design was intentionally boxy and rectilinear, as well as all-stainless steel, to harmonize with the International architectural style utilized by designers Skidmore Owings and Merrill for the Kennedy and Dan Ryan (KDR) stations. These cars were the first in CTA’s fleet to feature fluted stainless steel bodies, thereby eliminating the need for painting. The passengers were treated to large picture windows, and charcoal grey padded vinyl seats. They also were the last of the CTA rail car fleet to feature blinker-style doors. Unlike the rather troublesome air conditioning systems of the previous 2000-series cars, the air conditioning systems of the 2200-series was located entirely under the cars, thereby providing even distribution throughout each car. After their mid-life rebuild between 1990 and 1992, the windows were replaced with sash that included hopper-style windows that could be opened if the air conditioning failed. In the refit, the interior lighting, originally accomplished through backlighting the advertising cards along the top of each side wall, was replaced with single rows of long fluorescent light fixtures while the ad sash was replaced with solid metal, unlit fixtures. External speakers were added at the sides of the passenger doors; later, in the early 2000s, the operator cabs were extended to the full width of the car to support one-person transit operation. Even as the cars aged, their streamlined designs blended well with the later series of cars, never appearing as dated or out of style as some car series did. With the retirement of the last of the 2200-series cars in August of 2013, these cars had faithfully served the CTA for forty-three years. Car #2273 pictured here, and its mate #2274, are still held by CTA, awaiting assessment for possible addition to the agency’s Heritage Fleet. Cars #2347-2348 have been preserved and operate at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, IL.
  8. 3200-series - Rehabs

    Remember guys, Car 3458 2600 series (EX-3032) is connected to a 3200 series car(3457) hence reason it also received LED destination signs So it appears that 3458 is the ONLY 2600 series car with LED destination signs ?? According to wikipedia "Car 3457 was an additional car built for the purpose of serving as a mate to the 2600-series car 3032, after its mate 3031 had been damaged from a derailment at Wilson station on March 15, 1988. 3032 was renumbered 3458. The pair currently runs on the Orange Line,[4] which is currently equipped with both 2600-series and 3200-series cars." Dave
  9. Detailed 5000s rehab progress

    True, But who wants to take chances on equipment issues when it's 10 degrees outside and/or 5FT of Snow
  10. Pace Roster

    Exactly, Those 1900 #'s are what threw me off lol
  11. Pace Roster

    No, I made a error commenting on that list. I was surprised and mistook 1941-1947 for EX-Niles Free bus Chance RT-52's but then remembered they were scrapped long ago. Nothing to do with you Busjack
  12. Pace Roster

  13. Detailed 3200s Rehab Progress

    Update: Saw at least 4 more pairs of 3200's at Rosemont today !! One set was wrapped with some pink AD Also I didn't see ANY 5000's at Rosemont Dave
  14. 2400-series - Service Dates

    Work cars 2401-2402 were at Rosemont yard today
  15. Detailed 3200s Rehab Progress

    Just to report, Yesterday, While on the blue towards O'hare I noticed 2 sets of 3200's at the Blue line Rosemont yard. Sadly I caught them last minute and didn't catch the complete fleet #'s But they were 100% 3200's !!!