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Work motor 2401-2402 is in the Skokie Shops yard in August 1999. The cars are easily differentiated from the normal 2400-series brothers by the red and white candy striping on the ends and the red-white-red reflective stripe on the sides below the window line. (Photo by Graham Garfield)

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When the Green Line reopened in 1996, all work motor-capable 2400s were assigned to that line. With its distinctive red and white reflectorized end and side striping, car 2408 leads a four-car train heading west at Wells & Lake, just beyond Tower 18. (Photo by Art Peterson)

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Car 2415 trails a four-car train of work motors eastbound between Clinton and Canal on the Lake Street "L". The new girder bridge crosses the North Western's (now Union Pacific's) Metra tracks into the Ogilvie Transportation Center, replacing the old truss bridge familiar to generations of "L" riders. The train is bound for the Loop and Ashland/63. (Photo by Roy G. Benedict)

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Car 2457 leads a Jackson Park-Howard "B" train of other 2400s past Addison station on November 1, 1980. The Wrigley Field scoreboard is poking above the buildings in the upper left corner. In 1995, the car was sent to Delaware for repair for fire damage the car suffered. (Photo by Roy G. Benedict)

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Unit 2465-2466 sits in the Skokie Shops yard in August 1999. The car had suffered significant damage and needed repairs, but may not reenter service unless it's needed to cover schedules. (Photo by Graham Garfield)

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This view shows car 2487 leading an six-car Green Line train at Clark/Lake station on February 26, 1999. (Photo by Sean Gash)

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During their first months on the system, cars 2401-2402 (the prototypes for the 2400-series) spent time on almost every line "stretching their legs" so to speak. Here, car 2401 brings up the rear of a 4-car train of 2400s at Armitage on October 31, 1976. (Photo by Art Peterson, Collection of Joe Testagrose)

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Being tested around the system, cars 2401-2402 spent some time on the North-South Route. Here, car 2401 leads a southbound train at Howard on September 22, 1976. Note the "Sprit of Chicago" destination sign. (Photo by Doug Grotjahn, Collection of Joe Testagrose)

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Boeing conducted extensive testing on the 2400s before they left the plant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Car 2402 is seen there on July 30, 1976. (Photo by Gerald H. Landau, Collection of Joe Testagrose)

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Since the Boeing-Vertol test track didn't have a third rail, they had to attach portable pantographs to the 2400-series cars when they tested them at the plant. Car 2402 is seen here -- without its mate and displaying a Congress-Milwaukee All-Stop sign -- in August of 1976, shortly before being shipped to Chicago. (Photo by Gerald H. Landau, Collection of Joe Testagrose)