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Car 33 leads a train of 5-50 series cars stopped at the O'Hare Airport station on August 30, 1997. This was the last time the 5-50 (or any PCC) series cars were at O'Hare. (Photo by Jay Affleck)


Car 26, with pantograph raised, is in Skokie Swift service at Dempster Street in early 1993. The 5-50 series cars would only see a little more than a year's regular service before the new Morrison-Knudsen 3200-series cars would arrive on the line. (Photo by Jay Affleck)


61-65 series car 61a (formally car 5) is at Skokie Shops on January 15, 1999 after retirement. IRM stripped this car for parts for use on their 5-50 series cars. (Photo by Eric Zabelny)


Car 40 at the Fox River Trolley Museum on April 30, 2000. At the time of the photo, there are plans to equip this car with trolley poles in 2000 so that the car can operate under its own power. (Photo by Eric Zabelny)


Car 43 on the mainline at FRTM on April 30, 2000. Trolley poles were reinstalled on the car last year making this car operational for public rides. The front destination sign bears the reading of the Evanston Line, where car 43 was indeed assigned in the 1980s and 1990s. (Photo by Eric Zabelny)


Car 45 on the mainline at East Troy on April 22, 2000. Trolley poles were reinstalled on the car earlier this year, making this car a part of the museum's operating collection. Sister car 35 is expected to be delivered sometime in the near future. (Photo by Eric Zabelny)


Double-ended PCC car 22 leaves the CTA Skokie Shops, Wednesday, May 10, 2000, starting a two hour journey by highway to its new home, IRM (Illinois Railway Museum) at Union, IL. The car was originally part of an an ill-fated plan to preserve historical operation on the CTA's "L" that was nixed by top CTA officials. (Photo by David Harrison)


The double ended PCC "L" car loaded on its highway transport crosses beneath the cantenary of the Skokie Swift at Oakton St., marking the last time the car was on CTA property. (Video capture by David Harrison)


The double ended CC car heads west on Oakton Street early Wednesday morning headed to join two sister cars in the collection of the Illinois Railway Museum at Union, IL. (Video capture by David Harrison)


While traveling west on Oakton Street, the museum transport is forced to stop at the Skokie Swift crossing by a southbound Yellow Line train of 3200s as if the new cars were trying to say, "Don't leave." But history can't be denied and the motor transport revs up as the crossing gates clear. (Video capture by David Harrison)