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In its unique platinum and charcoal with international orange belt rail, car 24 alights passengers at Howard after completing its Skokie Swift run on August 29, 1974. The Stemmen pantograph has already been removed and standard pan trolleys affixed. (Photo by Doug Grotjahn, Collection of Joe Testagrose)

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Car 24 loads passengers at Howard before beginning its run on the Skokie Swift on August 19, 1970. Note its Stemmen pantograph instead of the CTA-designed pan trolley used on standard Skokie cars. The 1-50 ahead of 24 is probably an Evanston Shuttle car. (Photo by Joe Testagrose)

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Car 24 discharges passengers at Howard on May 29, 1975. Note that the CTA's "new" Helvetica-font signage is already being phased in, both in 24's destination sign (the blue background Skokie Swift) and in some of the platform signage on the left. Yet some of the CTA's 1950s-era signage also remains on the left. (Photo by Ed McKernen, Collection of Joe Testagrose)

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Passengers are unloaded at the northbound platform of the "temporary" Dempster/Skokie station from car 24 on July 31, 1974. In reality, the "temporary" Dempster station - built in 1964 - remained in service for 30 years. Car 24 is sporting its unique silver and charcoal paint scheme and Skokie Swift logos. (Photo by Doug Grotjahn, Collection of Joe Testagrose)

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Car 25, painted for the Bicentennial as the "'Light House' Harry Lee", stops at Howard in April 1976. (Photo by Ed McKernen, Collection of Joe Testagrose)

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The "'Light House' Harry Lee" - car 25 in its Bicentennial scheme - prepares to turn around for the trip back south on the Skokie Swift on August 14, 1978. Because Dempster/Skokie has two side platforms (one for unloading, one for loading), to turn around trains pull north of the station onto a single stub track, then change ends and head back south to the "loading" platform. Car 25 has not yet changed ends... (Photo by Doug Grotjahn, Collection of Joe Testagrose)

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Car 26 stops to load passengers at Howard on August 19, 1970. The corrugated fiberglass panels on the platform used to divide different paid areas; they have since been removed. (Photo by Joe Testagrose)

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Assigned to the Evanston Shuttle, car 28 loads passengers at Howard on the 4th of July, 1971. The metal barriers on the platform at Howard separated the base fare area from the extra fare area. At the time, there was a differential collected from riders transferring to the northbound Evanston or Skokie trains at Howard. They were also used extensively on the Lake Street Line, though for different reasons. Note the old-style A/B sign on the platform wall. (Photo by Joe Testagrose)

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Car 29 completes its Skokie Swift run by depositing its riders on the east platform at Dempster (Skokie) on July 22, 1968. The line being only four years old, the yellow station sign was unique to the Dempster station. (Photo by Doug Grotjahn, Collection of Joe Testagrose)

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Car 31 leads a two-car Evanston Express (an usually short length for such a train) at Randolph & Wells on August 30, 1982. Tower 18 can be seen in the background. (Photo by Doug Grotjahn, Collection of Joe Testagrose)