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CTA Sponsors 4000-Series Charter Trip

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The CTA just posted an opportunity for the public to participate in a day-long charter trip with the 4000-series cars. They partnered with Fox River Transit Museum to raise funds for the CTA's Historic Fleet. Here is the press release CTA posted on their Facebook page:

"Join us for a special fundraiser to support preservation and restoration of historic Chicago transit equipment!

Ever wanted to ride vintage 1920s ‘L’ cars in their native environment, but without crowds or waiting in line, while also supporting the preservation of those cars and others like it? The CTA and the Fox River Trolley Museum (FRTM) invite you to join them for an special day-long trip aboard CTA’s 1923-vintage railcars 4271-4272, the crown jewel of the CTA’s vintage vehicle collection, to support the preservation efforts of the CTA Heritage Fleet Program and the Fox River Trolley Museum.

The fundraiser trip will take place Saturday, May 11, 2019, and begin at Linden at 9am. The day-long trip will see the Heritage 4000-series cars visit the North Side main line, Loop, 63rd and Harlem ends of the Green Line, the Pink Line to 54th, and the Orange Line to Midway, the photography opportunities along the way. Each ticketed rider will have a seat for the entire trip.

Tickets are $150 per person, in advance. Tickets are sold first-come, first-served, and are limited in quantity. Proceeds from the ticket sales go to support the CTA Heritage Fleet Program and Fox River Trolley Museum. Tickets are nonrefundable. 

These special, nearly-century old rapid transit cars have been lovingly maintained, and exude a vintage charm that always brings a smile to the faces of those who see them. Riding them on the ‘L’, as they were originally enjoyed, is a singular and unforgettable experience. They are only used for a few events each year, so this is a rare opportunity, especially to have the train to yourself and a small group of guests, all while helping assure the cars and others like them are preserved for future generations to enjoy—don’t miss out!

Buy your tickets here! https://www.dynamicticketsolutions.com/frtm/index-responsive.cfm?pgfn=list&template_ID=13&DateDetail=2019-05-11&fbclid=IwAR0Kewmpd1nNySk81C9eJBqqKZZWuzdg-j67GxFhTnof_IuRO7iYSf2hPbw

About the Heritage Fleet Program: The CTA Heritage Fleet Program is designed to preserve and celebrate CTA’s history. The program, established in 2016, was created to ensure that our vintage buses, rail cars and other equipment are preserved and maintained so they can be remembered and enjoyed through charters and events held for the public. The program is supported by revenue generated by CTAgifts.com(our online gift shop), while repair and upkeep of the vehicles is provided through the generous volunteer work of CTA employees, retirees, and industry experts. More info: https://www.transitchicago.com/heritagefleet/

About Fox River Trolley Museum: The Fox River Trolley Museum is a not-for-profit, founded in 1961, dedicated to the preservation Chicago's electric railway heritage and interpretation of the lines' colorful history. All workers at the museum are volunteers. The museum operates its demonstration railway, a remnant of the old Aurora Elgin & Fox River Electric Co. interurban (inter-city) rail line, on Sundays from Mother's Day through the end of October, Saturdays in July and August and on three major in-season holidays -- Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. More info: https://www.foxtrolley.org" 

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Here is the link to the original post: https://www.facebook.com/thecta/posts/2255797637843180?__tn__=K-R

 

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