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2600-series - Service Dates

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Here are the in service dates and retirement dates so far for the #2600 series cars. I will be updating this in the coming weeks with new info I still need to research, but for the most part it's done (I just need to research a few retirement dates, mismatch in service dates etc.)

 

#2600's (last updated 4/19/16)

 

#2601-02 in service 4/3/81

#2603-04 in service 4/3/81

#2605-06 in service 1/82

#2607-08 in service 1/82

#2609-10 in service 1/82; placed on retirement/LTH list around 10/15

#2611-12 in service 2/82

#2613-14 in service 2/82

#2615-16 in service 3/82

#2617-18 in service 3/82; placed on retirement/LTH list around 10/15

#2619-20 in service 4/82

#2621-22 in service 4/82; placed on retirement/LTH list around 10/15

#2623-24 in service 4/82; placed on retirement/LTH list around 10/15

#2625-26 in service 4/82; placed on retirement/LTH list around 10/15

#2627-28 in service 4/82; placed on retirement/LTH list around 10/15

#2629-30 in service 5/82

#2631-32 in service 5/82; #2631 mated to #2722 (sitting in Skokie Shops yard area), #2632 was mated 4/3/13 with car #2721

#2633-34 in service 5/82

#2635-36 in service 5/82; placed on retirement/LTH list around 10/15

#2637-38 in service 6/82

#2639-40 in service 6/82; retired from service 1/11/14 due to a fire under #2639 at Rosemont Yard; presumed scrapped

#2641-42 in service 6/82; #2642 spotted being hauled away on a flatbed for possible scrapping 7/17/15

#2643-44 in service 6/82

#2645-46 in service 6/82

#2647-48 in service 7/82

#2649-50 in service 7/82

#2651-52 in service 7/82

#2653-54 in service 7/82

#2655-56 in service 7/82

#2657-58 in service 8/82

#2659-60 in service 8/82; placed on retirement/LTH list around 10/15

#2661-62 in service 8/82

#2663-64 in service 8/18/82

#2665-66 in service 9/24/82

#2667-68 in service 9/7/82

#2669-70 in service 9/82

#2671-72 in service 9/23/82

#2673-74 in service 9/24/82

#2675-76 in service 9/29/82

#2677-78 in service 10/4/82

#2679-80 in service 10/5/82

#2681-82 in service 10/19/82

#2683-84 in service 10/20/82

#2685-86 in service 11/1/82

#2687-88 in service 11/2/82

#2689-90 in service 11/17/82

#2691-92 in service 11/19/82

#2693-94 in service 12/6/82

#2695-96 in service 12/9/82

#2697-98 in service 12/16/82; retired before 4/1/14; presumed scrapped

#2699-#2700 in service 12/82; being used in work service since 1/16

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#2700's (last updated 7/12/16)

 

#2701-02 in service 12/82 #2702 retired, #2701 still available for use (needs a mate)

#2703-04 in service 1/83

#2705-06 in service 1/83

#2707-08 in service 1/83

#2709-10 in service 1/83

#2711-12 in service 1/83

#2713-14 in service 2/83

#2715-16 in service 2/83

#2717-18 in service 2/83; placed on LTH 10/15

#2719-20 in service 2/83

#2721-22 in service 2/83, #2722 on long term hold due to accident in Howard yard 8/26/2000; was mated to #2631 in Skokie shops yard but is damaged; #2722 since retired 4/14; #2721 was paired with #2632 4/3/13.

#2723-24 in service 3/83

#2725-26 in service 3/83

#2727-28 in service 3/83; placed on LTH 11/9/15

#2729-30 in service 3/83

#2731-32 in service 3/83

#2733-34 in service 4/83

#2735-36 in service 4/83

#2737-38 in service 4/83; placed on LTH 11/9/15

#2739-40 in service 4/83

#2741-42 in service 4/83

#2743-44 in service 5/83

#2745-46 in service 5/83

#2747-48 in service 5/83

#2749-50 in service 5/83

#2751-52 in service 5/83

#2753-54 in service 6/83; in storage 7/8/16

#2755-56 in service 6/83

#2757-58 in service 6/83

#2759-60 in service 6/83; placed on retirement/LTH list around 10/15

#2761-62 in service 6/83; in storage 7/8/16

#2763-64 in service 7/83; put into storage before 4/1/14 at 54th; was part of the O'Hare escalator accident consist; moved to 63rd yard for possible move to Skokie Shops for scrapping 7/18/15

#2765-66 in service 7/83; in storage 7/8/16

#2767-68 in service 7/83

#2769-70 in service 7/83

#2771-72 in service 7/83

#2773-74 in service 7/83

#2775-76 in service 8/83

#2777-78 in service 8/83

#2779-80 in service 8/83

#2781-82 in service 8/83

#2783-84 in service 9/83; put on LTH 7/11/16

#2785-86 in service 9/83; put on LTH 7/11/16

#2787-88 in service 9/83

#2789-90 in service 9/83; being used in a work capacity at Midway since 1/16

#2791-92 in service 10/83; #2792 retired and sold for scrap 5/11; #2791 was paired with #2856 before the year 2000

#2793-94 in service 10/83

#2795-96 in service 10/83

#2797-98 in service 10/83

#2799-#2800 in service 10/83; being used in a work capacity at Midway since 1/16

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#2800's (last updated 7/9/16)

 

#2801-02 in service 11/2//83; placed on long term hold fall 2014

#2803-04 in service 11/7/83

#2805-06 in service 11/2/83

#2807-08 in service 11/18/83

#2809-10 in service 11/28/83

#2811-12 in service 11/22/83; sent to Skokie Shops for possible retirement 4/16

#2813-14 in service 12/5/83

#2815-16 in service 12/7/83

#2817-18 in service 12/83

#2819-20 in service 12/14/83

#2821-22 in service 1/5/83

#2823-24 in service 1/84

#2825-26 in service 1/12/84; placed on LTH 11/9/15

#2827-28 in service 1/9/84

#2829-30 in service 1/24/84; placed on LTH 11/9/15

#2831-32 in service 1/31/84

#2833-34 in service 2/9/84

#2835-36 in service 2/10/84

#2837-38 in service 2/20/84

#2839-40 in service 2/24/84

#2841-42 in service 3/24/84

#2843-44 in service 2/29/84

#2845-46 in service 3/13/84

#2847-48 in service 3/19/84; in storage 7/8/16

#2849-50 in service 3/28/84

#2851-52 in service 4/2/84

#2853-54 in service 4/5/84

#2855-56 in service 4/84, #2855 retired and sold for scrap 5/11; #2856 paired with #2791 before the year 2000

#2857-58 in service 5/8/84

#2859-60 in service 5/84

#2861-62 in service 5/17/84

#2863-64 in service 5/84

#2865-66 in service 6/84

#2867-68 in service 6/6/84

#2869-70 in service 6/84

#2871-72 in service 6/20/84

#2873-74 in service 6/84

#2875-76 in service 7/5/84; seen in Ashland yard 3/6/16; possible long term hold

#2877-78 in service 7/84

#2879-80 in service 7/84

#2881-82 in service 7/30/84

#2883-84 in service 8/84

#2885-86 in service 8/13/84

#2887-88 in service 8/28/84

#2889-90 in service 8/27/84

#2891-92 in service 8/29/84

#2893-94 in service 9/20/84; only used for Santa Express train Thanksgiving - Xmas, all other times in storage

#2895-96 in service 9/18/84; only used for Santa Express train Thanksgiving - Xmas, all other times in storage

#2897-98 in service 9/26/84; only used for Santa Express train Thanksgiving - Xmas, all other times in storage

#2899-#2900 in service 9/28/84

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#2900's (last updated 7/12/16)

 

#2901-02 in service 10/3/84

#2903-04 in service 11/8/84

#2905-06 in service 12/10/84

#2907-08 in service 11/1/84; in storage 7/8/16

#2909-10 in service 11/6/84

#2911-12 in service 11/30/84

#2913-14 in service 11/30/84

#2915-16 in service 12/11/84

#2917-18 in service 12/10/84

#2919-20 in service 12/12/84

#2921-22 in service 12/12/84; placed on LTH 10/15

#2923-24 in service 12/13/84

#2925-26 in service 12/18/84

#2927-28 in service 1/3/85

#2929-30 in service 1/10/85

#2931-32 in service 1/16/85; placed on LTH 10/15

#2933-34 in service 2/85

#2935-36 in service 2/15/85

#2937-38 in service 2/27/85

#2939-40 in service 3/1/85

#2941-42 in service 2/20/85 on LTH possibly, unconfirmed 2/29/16

#2943-44 in service 3/15/85

#2945-46 in service 3/28/85

#2947-48 in service 3/20/85; placed on retirement/LTH list around 10/15

#2949-50 in service 3/28/85

#2951-52 in service 4/85

#2953-54 in service 4/85

#2955-56 in service 4/85; put on LTH 7/11/16

#2957-58 in service 4/85

#2959 -60 in service 5/85

#2961-62 in service 5/85

#2963-64 in service 5/85; in storage 7/8/16

#2965-66 in service 5/85

#2967-68 in service 6/85

#2969-70 in service 6/85

#2971-72 in service 6/85

#2973-74 in service 6/85

#2975-76 in service 6/85

#2977-78 in service 7/85 stored due to the Dearborn/Lake Blue line derailment and fire aboard #2977 in the fall 2006; #2977 still stored; #2978 stored since fall 2006, since has been retired 4/14

#2979-80 in service 7/85

#2981-82 in service 7/85

#2983-84 in service 7/85

#2985-86 in service 8/85

#2987-88 in service 8/85

#2989-90 in service 8/85

#2991-92 in service 8/85; placed on LTH 11/9/15

#2993-94 in service 9/85

#2995-96 in service 9/85

#2997-98 in service 9/85

#2999-#3000 in service 9/85

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#3000's (last updated 12/2/15)

 

#3001-02 in service 9/85

#3003-04 in service 9/85

#3005-06 in service 9/85

#3007-08 in service 10/85

#3009-10 in service 10/85

#3011-12 in service 10/85

#3013-14 in service 10/85

#3015-16 in service 10/85

#3017-18 in service 11/85

#3019-20 in service 11/85

#3021-22 in service 11/85

#3023-24 in service 11/85

#3025-26 in service 11/85

#3027-28 in service 12/85

#3029-30 in service 12/85; retired before 4/1/14; presumed scrapped

#3031-32 in service 12/85, #3031 retired due to hitting the Wilson platform after splitting switch in 1993, #3032 was paired with #3457 to make car #3458 in 1994

#3033-34 in service 12/85

#3035-36 in service 12/85; retired before 4/1/14; presumed scrapped

#3037-38 in service 1/86

#3039-40 in service 1/86

#3041-42 in service 1/13/86

#3043-44 in service 1/16/86

#3045-46 in service 1/21/86

#3047-48 in service 1/24/86

#3049-50 in service 1/30/86; placed on LTH 11/9/15

#3051-52 in service 2/6/86

#3053-54 in service 2/12/86

#3055-56 in service 2/20/86

#3057-58 in service 2/25/86

#3059-60 in service 3/3/86

#3061-62 in service 3/86; retired as a result of crash into O'Hare escalator 3/24/14; #3061 cut into pieces 3/27/14 for removal, presumed scrapped; #3062 has sat in Rosemont yard through 7/18/15; might be moved to 63rd yard for move to Skokie Shops for scrapping, stay tuned

#3063-64 in service 3/86

#3065-66 in service 3/86

#3067-68 in service 3/86

#3069-70 in service 4/86

#3071-72 in service 4/86

#3073-74 in service 4/86

#3075-76 in service 4/86

#3077-78 in service 4/86

#3079-80 in service 5/86

#3081-82 in service 5/86

#3083-84 in service 5/13/86

#3085-86 in service 5/20/86

#3087-88 in service 5/86; placed on long term hold fall 2014; was in the O'Hare escalator accident consist; moved to 63rd lower yard for possible move to Skokie Shops for scrapping 7/18/15

#3089-90 in service 6/86

#3091-92 in service 6/86

#3093-94 in service 6/86

#3095-96 in service 6/86

#3097-98 in service 6/86

#3099-#3100 in service 6/26/86

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#3100's (last updated 8/28/13)

#3101-02 in service 7/3/86

#3103-04 in service 7/11/86

#3105-06 in service 7/16/86

#3107-08 in service 7/22/86

#3109-10 in service 7/30/86

#3111-12 in service 8/?/86

#3113-14 in service 8/14/86

#3115-16 in service 8/19/86

#3117-18 in service 8/21/86

#3119-20 in service 8/28/86

#3121-22 in service 9/10/86; retired before 4/1/14; presumed scrapped

#3123-24 in service 9/11/86

#3125-26 in service 9/24/86

#3127-28 in service 9/24/86

#3129-30 in service 10/2/86; retired before 4/1/14; presumed scrapped

#3131-32 in service 10/13/86

#3133-34 in service 10/17/86

#3135-36 in service 10/27/86

#3137-38 in service 10/31/86

#3139-40 in service 11/6/86

#3141-42 in service 11/14.86

#3143-44 in service 11/25/86

#3145-46 in service 12/?/86

#3147-48 in service 12/?/86

#3149-50 in service 12/17/86

#3151-52 in service 12/17/86

#3153-54 in service 1/9/87

#3155-56 in service 12/30/86

#3157-58 in service 1/5/87

#3159-60 in service 1/12/87

The next 20 cars (#3161-80) had luggage racks installed down the length of the car, similar to an overhead storage compartment on an airplane. Those were removed during the alstom rehab in the early 2000's.

#3161-62 in service 1/27/87

#3163-64 in service 1/22/87

#3165-66 in service 1/29/87

#3167-68 in service 2/10/87

#3169-70 in service 2/?/87

#3171-72 in service 3/18/87 retirement pending (accident Harlem/Forest Pk. Blue Line) 9/30/13

#3173-74 in service 2/10/87

#3175-76 in service 2/13/87

#3177-78 in service 2/20/87 #3177 retired 9/30/13 (accident Harlem Forest Pk. Blue line); #3178 pending (news video of accident on my youtube site)

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#3179-80 in service 3/6/87

The next 20 cars (#3181-#3200) had standing luggage racks in the middle section of the even numbered cars. These were also removed during the alstom rehab in the early 2000's

#3181-82 in service 3/10/87

#3183-84 in service 3/18/87

#3185-86 in service 3/?/87

#3187-88 in service 4/2/87

#3189-90 in service 4/10/87

#3191-92 in service 4/13/87

#3193-94 in service 4/28/87

#3195-96 in service 4/24/87

#3197-98 in service 4/?/87

#3199-#3200 in service 5/1/87

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Impressive. You even taught me there are more mismatched pairs involving 2600 series cars than I thought were actually in place.

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Impressive. You even taught me there are more mismatched pairs involving 2600 series cars than I thought were actually in place.

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Impressive. You even taught me there are more mismatched pairs involving 2600 series cars than I thought were actually in place.

Probably one reason they were not so noticeable is that there wasn't a gap at the end of the 2600 series to which CTA could have assigned mismates, as opposed to not having any cars originally numbered higher than 6720. Apparently, gaps after 2180 were also used (BusHunter's list).

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Correct thread (if any):

Yeah, I'm not liking what I'm hearing about the 2600s being somewhat spared for God knows how long. Why though?

There isn't infinite money. You got $1 billion to replace the 400 that are supposed to be replaced with 7000s?

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Following 2600's are currently on LTH: (33 cars)

2631 (2632 with 2721)
2639-2640
2697-2698
2701
2763-2764

2801-2802
2893-2898
2977
3029-3030
3035-3036
3061-3062

3087-3088
3121-3122
3129-3130
3171-3172
3177-3178

Note that these 33 are NOT yet retired, but considered "stored". Scrapped are 2702, 2722, 2792, 2855, 2978, 3031, plus 3032 r# 3458 for a total of seven numbers gone.

2801-02, 3087-88 are recent adds to the stored list. Were these involved in the O'Hare wreck with 3061-62?

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Holy cow, so you're saying the santa train is retired? (no wonder I don't see it) This year is going to be interesting, if there is a this year.

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Santa train might not be retired at all, but instead stored until next fall so they don't have to go to the trouble of removing/reinstalling all the Santa stuff.

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Changes 4/14 to 6/14:

2609-10. 2617-20. 2635-36. 2661-62. 2677-78, 2685-86, 2799-800 Blue to Orange

2839-44, 2857-58, 2901-06, 2909-12, 2915-16, 2927-28, 2933-34, 3157-60, 3163-64, 3169-70 Red to Blue

2781-82, 2787-88, 2849-50 Red to Purple

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Thanks, I just was going to ask about these. I noticed yesterday that #3062 is parked all by itself at the west end of rosemont yard with it's tail end (the end with no motor cab) facing O'Hare. If it's on hold and unusable in it's current state, I wonder why it's still at Rosemont yard.

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Thanks, I just was going to ask about these. I noticed yesterday that #3062 is parked all by itself at the west end of rosemont yard with it's tail end (the end with no motor cab) facing O'Hare. If it's on hold and unusable in it's current state, I wonder why it's still at Rosemont yard.

3061 isn't coming back from being shredded to get it out of the station, and again, I bet 3062 is subject to NTSB jurisdiction.

NBC Chicago story with picture of 3062.

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Changes 4/14 to 6/14:

2609-10. 2617-20. 2635-36. 2661-62. 2677-78, 2685-86, 2799-800 Blue to Orange

2839-44, 2857-58, 2901-06, 2909-12, 2915-16, 2927-28, 2933-34, 3157-60, 3163-64, 3169-70 Red to Blue

2781-82, 2787-88, 2849-50 Red to Purple

This roster puts the blue line at over 400 cars. Is that right? I need to do a recount. I haven't seen the #3100's on the blue line mentioned above, but I'll look for them now that they're mentioned.

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#2871-72, #2651-52, and #2611-12 as a 6-car set on the Purple Line right now.

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#2871-72, #2651-52, and #2611-12 as a 6-car set on the Purple Line right now.

Yeah i keep seeing #2929-30 and #2947-48 on the purple line. The cars are really jangled up now. I saw #2887-88 on the purple the other day. Saw #2917-18 in a consist on the red line and i could have swore i saw those on the blue line. I guess not. BTW, #3157-60, #3163-64 were all in one consist on the blue line, so that pans out too according to the roster.

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How many 2600's does Midway have now?

I just changed the roster to say 54 #2600's. I didn't see the #3180's that were mentioned before unless they were by the shop so for now I'm keeping them on the Red line. Maybe they were just visiting. The yard had 8 cars from the Blue line all in seperate consists. #2767-68 was in the yard marked to say it was disabled/parked. #2761-62 was also in the yard along with #2831-32. #2661-62 was in service.

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How long before some lower 2600's are retired? Because it's been 2 weeks now since the 2400 retirement from revenue service.

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How long before some lower 2600's are retired? Because it's been 2 weeks now since the 2400 retirement from revenue service.

I don't think that will be happening for a little bit. Last I heard, we're still waiting for the 3200 series rehabs and the 7000s to get here first.

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I don't think that will be happening for a little bit. Last I heard, we're still waiting for the 3200 series rehabs and the 7000s to get here first.

Also, the 7000s specs indicate that 400 will still be around when the 7000s arrive. So, at most 200, and probably (except for the couple of dozen that have already been wrecked), probably not for another 8 months, I would guess.

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Let's leave the 2600-series retirements alone for now. We have an exciting rehab on 3200-series and the grand finale for the 5000-series being delivered, lets wait a couple of years before we begin to celebrate the grand finale of the 2600-series.

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