The new S-411 (ex-6159) leads a ballast train in middle
track near Pulaski
/Lake on August 15, 1986. The other cars are S-412
(ex-6412), ballast car S-3??, 6705-6706, and 6497-6498.
(Photo by Peter Vesic)
Unit 6575-6576 are eastbound on the Congress-Milwaukee
"A" run near Central Avenue on the Congress Line in
September 1965. (Photo by Jerry
Chicago Transit Authority car 6129 is seen on the left in
the in maroon and white scheme it sported while in service
as an experimental car. 6129-6130 is passing another train
of 6101-6130 series cars at the Merchandise
Mart station in November 1963. Both trains are assigned
to Ravenswood service. (Photo by Jerry
cars 6719-6720 are at Skokie
Shops on January 15, 1999. Car 6719 has left Skokie
Shops and will be going to the Smithsonian for an
upcoming exhibit. Car 6720 will most likely be scrapped.
6720 still sports its work car designation: S-476.
(Photo by Eric Zabelny)
Upon the retirement of the last of the 6000-series
cars on Friday December 4, 1992, the CTA handed out a
one-sheet flyer about the history of the cars on their last
trip from Kimball
to the Loop, then north to Linden.
The sheet is reproduced here, with the photo on the left
showing the front and the one on the right reproducing the
back. (Contributed by Eric
Car 6012 leads a Howard-Englewood "A" train at Belmont.
The sign on the front indicates that the Sox are playing
that day at Comiskey Park and is undoubtedly filled with
baseball fans. (Collection of Joe
Decked out in its Bicentennial spender as "Anthony
Wayne", 6015-6016 stops at Southport
station on a Ravenswood All-Stop run on July 7, 1975.
(Photo by Doug Grotjahn, Collection of Joe
The "Anthony Wayne" is seen again at Wellington
in March of 1976, with 6016 leading the two car Ravenswood
All-Stop. Note both the original blue and white enamel
station sign on the extreme left of the platform as well as
the early A/B symbol sign on the first canopy post.
(Photo by Gerald H. Landau, Collection of
6000-series car 6018 leads an eight-car Ravenswood "B"
train at Addison/Lincoln
on August 21, 1970. Note the unusual diagonal-lettering A/B
symbol sign on the light post; only three years later,
would become an "A" station. (Photo by Joe
Car 6023 brings up the rear of a 2-car Ravenswood
All-Stop - probably a midday run - at Adams/Wabash
on October 2, 1972. The view looks north toward the
station. (Photo by Steve Zabel, Collection
of Joe Testagrose)