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An interior shot of 1-50 series car 35 during a photo shoot at East Troy in May of 2002. (Photos from the Eric Zabelny Collection)

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Cars 35 and 45, MUed together, pose at Cemetery curve at East Troy in May of 2002. Cars 35 and 45 have been made operational once again by the crew at the East Troy Railroad Museum. After 45 had two motors replaced and a jumpering system installed on car 35, the cars made there museum service debut on May 18th. Both cars performed flawlessly. (Photos from the Eric Zabelny Collection)

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Chicago Elevated cars 4420 and 4453 fly by PCC cars 35 and 45 on a cool night in May of 2002 at the East Troy Railroad Museum. (Photos from the Eric Zabelny Collection)

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The Skokie Swift line was popular from its opening day in 1964, when 6,500 traveled the route daily. The 1-50 series cars seen here were later supplemented by 5000-series units. (Photo from the Chicago Transit Authority Collection)

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A train painted for the country's bicentennial celebration stops at the inbound Dempster (Skokie) platform on August 14, 1978. The "temporary" platform that ended up being used for about thirty years was eventually replaced with an all-new station in the early 1990s. (Photo by Douglas Grotjahn, Collection of Joe Testagrose)

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1-50 series car 26 unloads commuters at the "temporary" Dempster station in 1978. Note that by this point the platform has been lengthened, but the cars aren't berthing and discharging passengers under the canopy. (Photo by Dave Mewhinney)

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Just before the official inauguration of Skokie Swift service on April 18, 1964, customers were treated to free rides on the new express operation from Howard to Dempster/Skokie. The double-ended, 1-50 series cars from the St. Louis Car Company that were to be used for the service were on hand to provide the demonstration rides seen here. (Photo from the Chicago Transit Authority Collection)

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Chicago Transit Authority car 41, built by the St. Louis Car Company in 1959, is headed toward Howard under the trolley wire on a southbound Evanston shuttle run at Greenleaf Avenue in September, 1966. (Photo by Jerry Appleman)

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Operating as a one-car, one-man shuttle, as they often did on the Evanston shuttle, single-unit car 48 is about to reach its terminal at Linden as crosses Maple Avenue in Wilmette northbound in June, 1966. (Photo by Jerry Appleman)

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One of the experimental high speed 1-50 series single units, car 4 is providing the first southbound public free demonstration run on the opening day of Skokie Swift service as it leaves Dempster station on April 18, 1964.