2400-series Gallery 5


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Two Englewood-Howard "A" trains -- one led by car 2457 on the right, one of 6000s on the left -- await departure times at the Englewood terminal at Ashland/63rd on August 17, 1978. (Photo by Doug Grotjahn, Collection of Joe Testagrose)

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Car 2461 trails a North-South train (one presumes, though it shows only "Spirit of Chicago" signs) at Howard on August 17, 1978. (Photo by Doug Grotjahn, Collection of Joe Testagrose)

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A four-car Englewood-Howard "A" train of 2400s stops at Belmont on August 15, 1978. Note the unusual old-style A/B symbol sign on the light post on the left: the type using diagonal names were far rarer than those using the "big first letter" motif. (Photo by Doug Grotjahn, Collection of Joe Testagrose)

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Car 2470 leads an Englewood-Howard All-Stop stopped at Howard on August 14, 1978. A train of North-South 6000s waits across the island platform. (Photo by Doug Grotjahn, Collection of Joe Testagrose)

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By 1982, the vast majority of 2400-series cars were assigned to the Lake-Dan Ryan Line. This practice is once again the case today with the Green Line. Car 2485 leads a Lake-Dan Ryan "A" train, looking east at State/Lake on August 30, 1982. (Photo by Doug Grotjahn, Collection of Joe Testagrose)

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Car 2501 (on the left) and another 2400-series car sit inside the Boeing-Vertol car factory at Ridley, Pennsylvania on October 29, 1977. Behind them is what appears to be a Boston Green Line subway car. (Photo by Doug Grotjahn, Collection of Joe Testagrose)

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Finishing mechanical and aesthetic touches are still needed on car 2501, seen at the Ridley, PA Boeing Plant on October 29, 1977, before it can be sent to Chicago for service. (Photo by Doug Grotjahn, Collection of Joe Testagrose)

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A Congress-Milwaukee "A" train, led by car 2509, speeds past the incline to the Douglas branch, through Loomis Junction, toward the Racine station on August 16, 1978. (Photo by Doug Grotjahn, Collection of Joe Testagrose)

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Cars 2557-2558 trail four 2200-series units on a West-Northwest train approaching Jefferson Park on August 17, 1978. A set of 2400s leads sets of 2200s on another train heading in the other direction. (Photo by Doug Grotjahn, Collection of Joe Testagrose)

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A Douglas-Milwaukee "B" train made up of Boeing-Vertol 2400-series cars stops at Washington/Dearborn in 1978. It is interesting to note that despite it being 27 years after the Dearborn Subway opened and the CTA being in the middle of their second large-scale signage initiative (this time the KDR-style signs), this photo contains a large amount of original-design signage dating back to the subway's 1951 opening. (Photo by Brian J. Cudhay)