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Car 5009 leads an 8-car train of the prototype 5000-series railcars rounding the corner at Chicago and Franklin, pulling into Chicago station on the Brown Line on a sunny and unusually warm St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2010. The train is displaying the run number "700", an Orange Line "extra", en route to Midway. (Photo by Graham Garfield)

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As the 8-car train of prototype 5000-series railcars pulls into Chicago station on the Brown Line on March 17, 2010, lead car 5009 shows off its special promotional front end graphics, with its blue end cap and oversize CTA logo on both sides of the A end of car, fading into a gradient towards the forward sidedoors. Its mate, car 5010, has the same graphics, the only unit so decorated. (Photo by Graham Garfield)
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En route to Midway for a funding agency demonstration ride and briefing,  car 5009 leads an 8-car train of prototype 5000-series railcars at Chicago station on the Brown Line on the morning of March 17, 2010. (Photo by Tony Coppoletta)
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Car 5009 sits in Skokie Yard on March 28, 2010, seen from a charter train on the Illinois Railway Museum's Snowflake Special fantrip. This side view of 5009 provides a good overall view of its special promotional exterior graphics. (Photo by Dennis Herbuth)
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Prototype 5000-series unit 5009-10 sits on Track M in the yard behind Skokie Shops on March 28, 2010, seen looking north from the passing Illinois Railway Museum's Snowflake Special fantrip charter train. The 5009-10 has special promotional exterior graphics, unique to that train set.(Photo by Graham Garfield)
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Having passed downtown at the tail end of the morning rush hour, car 5009 is carrying a light load as it winds its way through the North Side on its way to Howard on its maiden trip in passenger service on April 19, 2010. (Photo by Graham Garfield)
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On its first southbound trip on the Red Line on the 5000-series railcars' first day of revenue service, car 5009 begins picking up a sizable passenger load as it approachesThorndale on April 19, 2010. (Photo by Graham Garfield)
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The interior of car 5010 is seen on April 19, 2010, the 5000-series railcars' first day of revenue service. Several of the cars' new features are visible, such as the LED side destination and bulkhead information signs, the longitudinal seating, the security cameras, the black rubber flooring with colored specks, and the glow-in-the-dark striping on the floors. (Photo by Graham Garfield)
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The LED informational sign in the B end bulkhead of prototype 5000-series car 5010's interior is seen on April 19, 2010, the car's first day of revenue service. The sign gives the dates and time and what station the train is at or approaching by default, and gives a text readout of all pre-recorded audio announcements played, providing compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Photo by Graham Garfield)
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Stopped at North/Clybourn on the prototype 5000-series railcars' first day of revenue service on April 19, 2010, car 5010 has picked up a considerable passenger load before even reaching downtown on its first southbound trip. The ample supply of stanchions and grab straps to hold onto have provided incentive for passengers to fill the aisle in the middle of car, something customers are often hesitant to do on the 2200-3200 series cars. (Photo by Graham Garfield)