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PHOTOS: Chicago "L" 10 years ago

Posted by chuchubob on Mon Sep 14 14:04:27 2020

Sept 12, 2010










Skokie Swift at Skokie


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Re: PHOTOS: Chicago ''L'' 10 years ago

Posted by ChicagoMotorman on Mon Sep 14 14:10:15 2020, in response to PHOTOS: Chicago "L" 10 years ago, posted by chuchubob on Mon Sep 14 14:04:27 2020.

Nice. Too bad we didn't hook up.

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Re: PHOTOS: Chicago ''L'' 10 years ago

Posted by TransitChuckG on Mon Sep 14 17:17:28 2020, in response to PHOTOS: Chicago "L" 10 years ago, posted by chuchubob on Mon Sep 14 14:04:27 2020.

The Chicago L system is awesome! I have a Ron Carson, (R.I.P.), video of the Brown Line from Kimball, Red line to Howard,Yellow to Skokie.

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Re: PHOTOS: Chicago ''L'' 10 years ago

Posted by Express Rider on Tue Sep 15 00:48:43 2020, in response to PHOTOS: Chicago "L" 10 years ago, posted by chuchubob on Mon Sep 14 14:04:27 2020.

Excellent photos!!
Thank you for sharing!

I was there in early spring 1976 and took two or three rolls of black & white photos.

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Re: PHOTOS: Chicago ''L'' 10 years ago

Posted by Avid Reader on Tue Sep 15 07:42:48 2020, in response to PHOTOS: Chicago "L" 10 years ago, posted by chuchubob on Mon Sep 14 14:04:27 2020.

In photos 3,4,5,and 10, how did that consist maintain power through the switches?

I'm trying to see the third rails.

Was there enough forward motion to carry it to the next pick-up?

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Re: PHOTOS: Chicago ''L'' 10 years ago

Posted by randyo on Tue Sep 15 17:18:30 2020, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Chicago ''L'' 10 years ago, posted by Avid Reader on Tue Sep 15 07:42:48 2020.

CTA has been running 2 car trains for so long, their M/M are used to it by now and know exactly how much power to give it to make it across the gaps.

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Re: PHOTOS: Chicago ''L'' 10 years ago

Posted by ro_jo on Tue Sep 15 17:41:17 2020, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Chicago ''L'' 10 years ago, posted by randyo on Tue Sep 15 17:18:30 2020.

And sometimes they get an assist :)

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Re: PHOTOS: Chicago ''L'' 10 years ago

Posted by SubwayDiner on Wed Sep 16 04:43:13 2020, in response to PHOTOS: Chicago "L" 10 years ago, posted by chuchubob on Mon Sep 14 14:04:27 2020.

Nice pics! I've lived here since 2017, and it's the oddest thing to see 2600s on the Red Line.

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Re: PHOTOS: Chicago ''L'' 10 years ago

Posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Wed Sep 16 04:56:35 2020, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Chicago ''L'' 10 years ago, posted by SubwayDiner on Wed Sep 16 04:43:13 2020.

I still remember when the 6000s ruled the roost.

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Re: PHOTOS: Chicago ''L'' 10 years ago

Posted by Avid Reader on Wed Sep 16 10:31:23 2020, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Chicago ''L'' 10 years ago, posted by ro_jo on Tue Sep 15 17:41:17 2020.

Hmm? How often does this happen?

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Re: PHOTOS: Chicago ''L'' 10 years ago

Posted by George Foelschow on Wed Sep 16 11:57:10 2020, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Chicago ''L'' 10 years ago, posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Wed Sep 16 04:56:35 2020.

At the expense of dating myself, I fondly recall the 4000s roaring through the State Street Subway.

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Re: PHOTOS: Chicago ''L'' 10 years ago

Posted by George Foelschow on Wed Sep 16 12:12:59 2020, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Chicago ''L'' 10 years ago, posted by Avid Reader on Wed Sep 16 10:31:23 2020.

A famous grade crossing was in Forest Park just east of Desplaines Avenue, where Chicago Aurora & Elgin owned tracks used by CA&E and Chicago "L" trains crossed B&OCT tracks. The famous advice to motormen was "Make a run for it and keep a stinger on hand just in case".

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Re: PHOTOS: Chicago ''L'' 10 years ago

Posted by Orange Blossom Special on Wed Sep 16 15:23:51 2020, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Chicago ''L'' 10 years ago, posted by ro_jo on Tue Sep 15 17:41:17 2020.

That's an awesome video, but, did all of the cars lose the rail? I've always wondered what happens if its just the lead car.

And was that a woman driver? There's your prob.

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Re: PHOTOS: Chicago ''L'' 10 years ago

Posted by George Foelschow on Wed Sep 16 19:28:18 2020, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Chicago ''L'' 10 years ago, posted by Orange Blossom Special on Wed Sep 16 15:23:51 2020.

In this country rail operators are called "operators". And your remark about women? Your misogyny is showing. When I last checked, the laws of physics apply equally to the sexes.

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