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9 years ago
trainutlen
I seem to remember this, it was on the south side of Randolph, next to or just close by the Treasure Chest Bookstore. Wasn't the restaurant called "Flo's:?
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9 years ago
trainutlen
But remember, Shore Line trains met Skokie Valley trains at North Chicago junction, so one could transfer. Once the North Shore line was granted permission to travel into downtown Chicago via the EL, its advantage over the Northwestern was that North Shore trains traveled directly into downtown Chicago via the Loop El.
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9 years ago
trainutlen
Also don't forget that as part of a WPA project, the Shore Line Route was relocated through Winnetka,Glencoe and such,along with the North Western tracks to a recessed private right of way, which is now a bike trail.
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9 years ago
trainutlen
I used to work at 54 West Randolph in the old Woods Theater Building. Started there in 1967 and used to eat at 17 and at the fast food part of Ronny's across the street. I also recall that 17 was next door to the Treasure Chest.
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9 years ago
trainutlen
Loved the photos-the wording on the signs are very similar to the November 1973 signs when the last of the 4000's retired.
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9 years ago
trainutlen
Please do. I rode them on the IRM fan trips of March and June and they flew through the subways. Two are now at Union and it will be strange to see them with trolley poles.
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9 years ago
trainutlen
I was able to spot the train in the Dearborn Subway. Kudos to the CTA, putting the airconditioned decals, the scan decals on the doors and using the A/B route curtains.
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9 years ago
trainutlen
You could be right-the quality of the video didn't allow to see the destination signs. Could you imagine putting L tracks down a street today with just stoplights to control intersections?
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
9 years ago
trainutlen
I was watching a DVD on the CTA. There were videos of the newly opened Congress L in June of 1958. However, I noticed that there were PCC 6000's still running on the Garfield Line including the temporary street running on Van Buren. Can someone help me as to why both ran at the same time?
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
9 years ago
trainutlen
2 of these cars are at the Illinois Railway Museum. I was fortunate to be on the June farwell fan trip.
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
9 years ago
trainutlen
All of you should take a trip to the Illinois Railway Museum. The only surviving Green Hornet streetcar is there along with many examples of Chicago L cars,from the wooden cars to the 4000's to the 2000's, along with several of the red streetcars
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9 years ago
trainutlen
I recall first starting to work downtown in 1967 and rode the old 4000s on the Ravenswood Line. The nosie and the clattering were just great. Since I had grown up until 5th grade near Wrigley Field I was able to ride both the Green Hornet and Red Rocket streetcars on Clark and Halsted Streets. But I most remember watching the Congress Street expressway being built and as a little kid, I couldn't
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