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  1. 2400-series - Service Dates

    Now that the #5000's are in service, soon we will be retiring #2400's. Here's a list of there in service dates, retirement dates and related info. I had to generalize a few dates, but as I continue to research I'll update what I find. I'll also be updating the retirements here as well. (last updated 11/22/15 @ 12:03 AM) #2401-02 (prototype) in service 8/31/76 (see a at bottom of page for more info); put in work train service at Harlem Yard (Green line) 4/1/14 no longer in revenue service until 5/27/14 when they went back in work train service at Howard yard where they saw limited use on the Purple line in service up to late 6/14; since have been used in a work car only capacity #2403-04 (prototype) in service 8/31/76 (see a for more info), put in work train service at Harlem Yard (Green line) 4/1/14, no longer in revenue service until 5/27/14 when they went back in work train service at Howard yard where they saw limited use on the Purple line in service up until late 6/14, since have been used in a work car only capacity #2405-06 in service late 1976, put into work train service 4/1/14 #2407-08 in service late 1976, put in work train service at Harlem Yard (Green line) 4/1/14, no longer in revenue service until 6/13/14 when they went back in work train service at Howard yard where they saw limited use on the Purple line in service for about 2 weeks after 6/13/14; since they have strictly been for work car use. #2409-10 in service late 1976, put in work train service at Harlem Yard (Green line) 4/1/14, no longer in revenue service until 6/13/14 when they went back in work train service at Howard yard where they saw limited use on the Purple line in service for about 2 weeks after 6/13/14; since they have strictly been for work car use. #2411-12 in service late 1976, put into non revenue work train service 6/14/14 #2413-14 in service late 1976/early 1977, put into non revenue work train service 6/14/14 #2415-16 in service late 1976/early 1977, put into non revenue work train service 6/14/14 #2417-18 in service late 1976/early 1977, put into non revenue work train service 6/14/14 #2419-20 in service spring 1977, put into non revenue work train service 6/14/14 #2421-22 in service spring 1977, put into non revenue work train service 6/14/14 #2423-24 in service spring 1977, put into non revenue work train service 6/14/14 #2425-26 in service 5/77; sent to Skokie Shops before 4/1/14; sent to Belson scrap #2425 on 4/30/14 and #2426 on 4/29/14 #2427-28 in service 5/77; put on long term hold 5/14/14, retired 6/14/14 sent to Duke scrap #2427 on 7/17/14 and #2428 on 7/14/14 #2429-30 in service 5/77; sent to scrap metal services in Burnham, IL #2429 on 3/27/15 and #2430 3/26/15 #2431-32 in service 6/77; sent to Skokie Shops before 4/1/14; sent to Belson scrap #2531 on 4/23/14 and #2432 on 4/22/14 #2433-34 in service 6/77; put on long term hold midway yard 6/10/14; selected as the IRM car; #2434 was moved there on 7/29/14 and #2433 on 7/30/14 #2435-36 in service 6/77; sent to Skokie Shops 1/15; sent to Duke scrap #2435 on 1/21/14 and #2436 on 1/22/14 #2437-38 in service 6/77; put on long term hold 4/14; sent to Duke scrap #2437 on 6/18/14 and #2438 on 6/17/14 #2439-40 in service 6/77; sent to Skokie Shops before 4/1/14; sent to Belson scrap #2439 on 4/16/14 and #2440 on 4/17/14 #2441-42 in service 7/77; sent to Skokie Shops 1/15; sent to Duke scrap #2441 on 1/15/15 and #2442 on 1/14/15 #2443-44 in service 7/77; put on long term hold 5/14; sent to Belson scrap #2443 on 5/15/14 and #2444 on 5/16/14 #2445-46 in service 7/77; sent to Skokie Shops before 4/1/14; sent to Belson scrap #2445 on 5/20/14 and #2446 on 5/21/14 (last to Belson) #2447-48 in service 7/77; unit removed from service 8/3/79; authorized by CTA for retirement 12/21/82, held in storage as of 9/6/83 (still on property as of 9/30/85), eventually scrapped to Pielet 7/23/86 (see b for more info) #2449-50 in service 7/77; sent to scrap metal services in Burnham, IL #2449 on 4/2 and #2450 on 4/1/15 #2451-52 in service 7/77: sent to Skokie Shops between 10-17-23/14; sent to Duke scrap #2451 on 10/14 and #2452 on 10/15/14 #2453-54 in service 7/77; sent to Skokie Shops between 10-17-23/14; sent to Duke scrap #2453 on 11/3/14 and #2454 on 10/31/14 #2455-56 in service 8/77; sent to Skokie Shops night of 10/23-24/14; was used for the farewell #2400's train on 1/21/15 #2457-58 in service 8/77; sent to Skokie Shops before 4/1/14; sent to Belson scrap #2457 on 5/12/14 and #2458 on 5/19/14 #2459-60 in service 8/77; sent to Skokie Shops 1/15; sent to Duke scrap #2459 on 1/19/15 and #2460 on 1/20/15 #2461-62 in service 9/77, put on long term hold 4/14; sent to Duke scrap #2461 on 6/5/14 and #2462 on 6/6/14 #2463-64 in service 9/77; sent to Skokie Shops before 4/1/14; sent to Belson scrap #2463 on 4/14/14 and #2464 on 4/15/14 #2465-66 in service 9/77; sent to skokie shops 8/19/14 sent to Duke scrap #2465 on 10/9/14 and #2466 on 9/2/14 #2467-68 in service 9/77; sent to scrap metal services in Burnham, IL #2467 on 3/26/15 and #2468 on 3/23/15 #2469-70 in service 9/77; #2470 was retired 2/24/05 cars damaged by fire at 37th Center Track on Green Line on 2/24/2005; car 2469 held in storage, repaired, re-paired with car 2504 on 5/24/2006 and returned to service; 2470 likely to be retired 2/24/2005 due to severe damage (see d for more info); #2469 paired with #2504 put on long term hold 4/14; #2470 sent to Acme refining 10/12/11 #2471-72 in service 10/77, unit moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 6/5/2013; sent to Belson scrap #2471 on 11/18/13 and #2472 on 11/15/13 #2473-74 in service 10/77; sent to scrap metal services in Burnham, IL #2473 on 3/17/15 and #2474 on 3/16/15 #2475-76 in service 10/77; put on long term hold 4/14; sent to Duke scrap #2475 on 6/23/14 and #2476 on 6/20/14 #2477-78 in service 10/77; put on long term hold 5/14, since retired 6/14/14; sent to Duke scrap #2477 on 6/27/14 and #2478 on 6/30/14 #2479-80 in service 10/77; hauled away on a scrap truck 4/1/14; sent to Belson scrap #2479 on 3/31/14 and #2480 on 3/28/14 #2481-82 in service 11/77; car 2481 damaged in fire at 61st Street Shops 8/3/79, authorized by CTA for retirement 12/21/82, held in storage as of 9/6/83 (still on property as of 9/30/85), eventually scrapped; 2482 converted to training car at Hawthorne Training Center, re-paired with car 2531 into a mismatched pair and returned to service (see b for more info) For info about #2482 in the post Aug/1979 timeframe info see c; #2481 was sent to Pielet for scrapping 7/23/86 #2483-84 in service 11/77; unit moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 6/5/2013; both cars sent to Belson scrap 1/16/14 #2485-86 in service 11/77; put on long term hold 11/21/13; sent to Belson scrap #2485 on 3/26/14 and #2486 on 3/27/14 #2487-88 in service 11/77; unit moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 6/5/2013; sent to Belson scrap #2487 on 12/27/13 and #2488 on 12/30/13 #2489-90 in service 11/77; was sent to Skokie Shops before the 2014 rodeo 9/13/14; storing for now; was used for the farewell #2400's train on 1/21/15 #2491-92 in service 12/77; unit moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 10/2013; sold and removed 10/13/13 to UNICOR FPI (Federal Prison Industries) #2493-94 in service 11/79; Unit moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 10/18/2013; sent to Belson scrap #2493 on 1/9/14 and #2494 on 1/3/14 #2495-96 in service 11/79, put into work train service 4/1/14 at Harlem Yard (Green line), no longer in revenue service, was authorized for scrap 5/23/14; sent to Duke scrap #2495 on 6/12/14 and #2496 on 6/16/14 #2497-98 in service 11/79; sent to Skokie Shops before 4/1/14; both cars sent to Belson scrap 2/27/14 #2499-#2500 in service 11/20/79; sent to Skokie Shops before 4/1/14; sent to Duke scrap #2499 on 5/30 and #2500 on 6/3/14 (first to Duke) #2501-02 in service 1/78; sent to Skokie Shops before 4/1/14; sent to Belson scrap #2501 on 5/14/14 and #2502 on 5/13/14 #2503-04 in service 1/29/78; car 2503 removed from service in 5/2003 due to a leaky roof, retired and scrapped; car 2504 re-paired with car 2469 on 5/24/2006 and returned to service (see d. for more info about #2504); #2504 paired with #2469 put on long term hold 4/14; #2469-#2504 sent to Duke scrap #2469 on 10/22/14 and #2504 on 10/21/14 #2505-06 in service 2/78; sent to scrap metal services in Burnham, IL #2505 on 3/12/15 and #2506 on 3/13/15 #2507-08 in service 2/16/78 #2509-10 in service 2/17/78; sent to Skokie Shops between 10-17-23/14; sent to Duke scrap #2509 on 10/22/14 and #2510 on 10/21/14 #2511-12 in service 2/16/78; sent to scrap metal services in Burnham, IL #2511 on 3/31/15 and #2512 on 3/30/15 #2513-14 in service 2/28/78; unit moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 10/18/2013; sent to Belson scrap #2513 on 1/10/14 and #2514 on 1/13/14 #2515-16 in service 2/24/78; sent to scrap metal services in Burnham, IL #2515 on 3/24/15 and #2516 on 3/25/15 #2517-18 in service 3/78; unit damaged in fire at 61st Street Shops in 8/79; retired and scrapped at lower 63rd yard 8/4/79 (see b for more info) #2519-20 in service 3/78; sent to scrap metal services in Burnham, IL #2519 on 3/19/15 and #2520 on 3/18/15 #2521-22 in service 3/22/78; unit moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 9/5/2013; presumed scrapped #2523-24 in service 3/24/78; put on long term hold 4/14; sent to Duke scrap #2523 on 7/18/14 and #2524 on 7/17/14 #2525-26 in service 3/24/78; sent to Skokie Shops night of 10/27-28/14 for long term hold; taken off long term hold in 1/15; sent to Duke scrap #2525 on 1/2/15 and #2526 on 12/31/14 #2527-28 in service 4/3/78; sent to Skokie Shops before 4/1/14; sent to Belson scrap #2527 on 5/6/14 and #2528 on 5/7/14 #2529-30 in service 4/12/78; put on long term hold 4/14; sent to Duke scrap #2529 on 7/29/14 and #2530 on 7/18/14 #2531-32 in service 4/6/78;unit damaged in a derailment at Howard Yard on 8/26/2000, stored at Skokie; 2532 retired as a result of damage from derailment and scrapped 4/15/15 to scrap services; 2531 repaired and re-paired with car 2482 into a mismatched pair and returned to service (see c for info on #2531); sent to Skokie Shops between 10-17-23/14; #2531-#2482 sent to Duke scrap #2531 on 10/24/14 and #2482 on 10/23/14 #2533-34 in service 4/25/78; retired 6/14/14; sent to Duke scrap #2533 on 8/11/14 and #2534 on 8/6/14 #2535-36 in service 4/20/78; sent to Skokie Shops before 4/1/14; sent to Belson scrap #2535 on 4/9/14 and #2536 on 4/10/14 #2537-38 in service 5/1/78; sent to Skokie Shops night of 10/27-28/14; was used for the farewell #2400's train on 1/21/15 #2539-40 in service 5/78; sent to Skokie Shops between 10-17-23/14; sent to duke scrap #2539 on 10/16/14 and #2540 on 10/17/14 #2541-42 in service 5/12/78; #2541 sent to PMG LS Investment LLC on 10/10/15; #2542 still at Skokie Shops #2543-44 in service 5/78; sent to Skokie Shops night of 10/27-28/14; was used for the farewell #2400's train on 1/21/15 #2545-46 in service 5/78; sent to skokie shops 8/19/14; sent to Duke scrap #2545 on 10/13/14 and #2546 on 10/10/14 #2547-48 in service 6/78; sent to Skokie Shops night of 10/27-28/14; presumed scrapped; sent to Belson scrap #2547 on 1/12 and #2548 on 1/13/15 #2549-50 in service 6/78; long term hold since 3/14, retired 6/14/14, sent to Belson scrap #2549 on 8/4/14 and #2550 on 8/1/14 #2551-52 in service 6/78; vandalized 2/14, long term hold since 3/14, sent to Skokie Shops to scrap 5/21/14; sent to Duke scrap #2551 on 7/10/14 and #2552 on 7/11/14 #2553-54 in service 6/14/78; unit moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 6/5/2013; sent to Belson scrap #2553 on 1/14/14 and #2554 on 1/15/14 #2555-56 in service 6/78; sent to Duke scrap #2555 on 12/18/14 and #2556 on 12/17/14 #2557-58 in service 6/22/78; unit moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 6/5/2013; sent to Belson scrap #2557 on 11/21/13 and #2558 on 11/22/13 #2559-60 in service 8/2/78; sent to Skokie Shops before 4/1/14; sent to Belson scrap #2559 on 5/1/14 and #2560 on 5/2/14 #2561-62 in service 7/78; sent to Skokie Shops night of 10/23-24/14; sent to Duke Scrap #2561 on 12/23/14 and #2562 on 12/26/14 #2563-64 in service 7/78, retired 6/14/14; sent to Duke scrap #2563 on 10/30/14 and #2564 on 10/29/14 #2565-66 in service 7/19/78; put in work train service at Harlem Yard (Green line) 4/1/14, was authorized to scrap on 5/23/14; sent to Duke scrap #2565 on 6/10/14 and #2566 on 6/11/14 #2567-68 in service 7/78; put on long term hold 11/21/13; sent to Belson scrap #2567 on 4/8/14 and #2568 on 4/7/14 #2569-70 in service 8/9/78; put on long term hold 5/16/14; sent to Belson scrap #2569 on 8/6/14 and #2570 on 8/7/14 #2571-72 in service 8/78; sent to Skokie Shops night of 10/23-24/14; sent to Duke scrap #2571 on 12/22/14 and #2572 on 12/19/14 #2573-74 in service 8/22/78; unit moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 6/5/2013; both cars sent to Belson scrap 2/7/14 #2575-76 in service 8/78; unit moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 6/5/2013; sent to Belson scrap #2575 on 11/20/13 and #2576 on 11/19/13 #2577-78 in service 8/28/78; sent to Skokie Shops before 4/1/14; sent to Belson scrap #2577 on 4/25/14 and #2578 on 2/24/14 #2579-80 in service 9/78; unit moved from active service to the long-term hold list by early 2010; car 2579 retired 6/12/2011; car 2580 moved from active service to the long-term hold list by 6/5/2013, sent to Belson scrap #2579 on 11/25/13 and #2580 on 11/26/13 #2581-82 in service 9/78; sent to scrap metal services in Burnham, IL #2581 on 4/7/15 and #2582 on 4/6/15 (last cars to leave besides the final 10 cars) #2583-84 in service 9/78;sent to Skokie Shops between 10-17-23/14; sent to Duke scrap #2583 on 10/28/14 and #2584 on 10/27/14 #2585-86 in service 9/22/78; put on long term hold 11/21/13; both cars sent to Belson scrap 4/4/14 #2587-88 in service 10/78; sent to Skokie Shops night of 10/23-24/14; sent to Duke scrap #2587 on 12/30/14 and #2588 on 12/29/14 #2589-90 in service 10/78; put on long term hold 11/21/13; both cars sent to Bel;son scrap 1/17/14 #2591-92 in service 10/16/78; put on long term hold 4/14 sent to Duke scrap #2591 on 7/30/14 and #2592 on 7/31/14 #2593-94 in service 10/24/78; put on long term hold 4/14, sent to Duke scrap #2593 on 6/25/14 #2594 on 6/24/14 #2595-96 in service 11/9/78; put on long term hold 11/21/13; sent to Belson scrap #2595 on 1/30/14 and #2596 on 1/24/14 #2597-98 in service 11/2/78; put on long term hold 11/21/13; sent to Belson scrap #2597 on 4/2/14 and #2598 on 4/1/14 #2599-#2600 in service 11/29/78; sent to Skokie Shops before 4/1/14; both cars sent to Belson scrap 2/20/14 a. prototypes #2401-#2404 ran in service on most lines for a 600 hour test (at least 2 months) before delivery began on the production cars. b. On 8/3/79 a fire broke out at 61st shop, 6 cars inside the shop were destroyed. (#2517-18, #6367-68 and #6335-36) 3 cars outside the shop and next to it were also destroyed (#2481, #2447-48) Two more cars, #2479-80, were inside when the fire broke out and were saved by two signal personnel that had just completed the ATC. The shop was never rebuilt. c. #2482 after the 8/79 fire became a training car at the federal training center and in the past has sporadically been paired with #2503. Currently the car has been paired with #2531 which occurred around the summer of 2002. d. #2470 burned up 2/24/05 on the green line's 37th middle track, #2469 was paired with #2504 in the summer of 2006. On 8/31/14 the final revenue trip ran in service on the Orange line for that morning's AM rush. The last revenue cars in service were: #2449-50, #2507-08, #2511-12, #2581-82 You can view pictures of the final revenue trip and the discussion including pictures of the event here: http://forum.chicagobus.org/topic/2587-2400-series-service-dates/?p=66460 On 1/21/15, the final farewell trip of #2400's ran around the loop for a media trip, and on the Brown and Red line to Ashland/63rd's pre 1993 routing, Sb over the elevated and NB into the state street subway. The 8 cars that ran the farewell trip were: #2455-56, #2489-90, #2537-38, #2543-44. You can view the discussion, pictures of the event, brochures of the event including ceremonial pin, and links to more pictures starting here: (pages 6 to 9) http://forum.chicagobus.org/topic/3465-2400-farewell/?p=69839
  2. 2400 farewell

    With the 2400s due to gone by the end of 2014, any plans for a farewell? Since some 2400s are equipped as work motors, perhaps the most fitting sendoff would be have them run the holiday train (the Santa flatcar requires work motor cars). This could be a perhaps a grand send-off, as they would get a three week farewell tour of the entire system (and would be available for the public to ride, unlike a charter excursion).
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