Linden Yard & Shops
Linden Avenue and 4th Street, Village of Wilmette

Service Notes:


Purple Line: Evanston

Quick Facts:

Address: Linden Avenue & 4th Street, Wilmette
Established: 1913
Shop Area: 13,690 square feet
Yard Area: 131,100 square feet
Rebuilt: 1993
Status: In Use, but no car maintenance functions



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An Evanston train of Cincinnati-built 4000s is led by car 4287 as it makes it way through Linden Yard on a snowy day on January 29, 1967. (Photo by Jerry Appleman)

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The near-constant stream of 6000-series car deliveries during the 1950s caused continupus changes in rapid transit car assignments over this decade. At the end of 1957, 55 cars from the 4251-series (including 4275 and sister cars shown in this undated view at Linden yard) were assigned to the Evanston service. The worn appearance of these cars, seen in Linden Yard in an undated view, is typical of the way the 4000s looked at this period in their life. (Photo from the Jeff Obarek collection)

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A Howard-bound Evanston Shuttle train led by car 6606 leaves the Linden Yard, crossing Maple Avenue on its way north on May 28, 1978. Note the other 6000s in the Linden Yard, bearing Evanston Express destination signs. The chain link fence across the tracks was installed in 1973 when third rail was installed to keep people away from it; it is normally across the tracks and is automatically activated by oncoming trains. (Photo by Ed McKernen, Collection of Joe Testagrose)

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2400-series work motor 2409 sits in Linden Yard between Purple Line runs on August 14, 2001. (Photo by Mike Farrell)