2200-series Gallery 1

2200 Gallery 01 | 2200 Gallery 02 | 2200 Gallery 03
2200 Gallery 04 | 2200 Gallery 05 | 2200 Gallery 06
2200 Gallery 07 | 2200 Gallery 08 | 2200 Gallery 09
2200 Gallery 10 | 2200 Gallery 11 | 2200 Gallery 12
2200 Gallery 13 | 2200 Gallery 14
| 2200 Gallery 15
2200 Gallery 16

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The worst accident in "L" history occurred February 4, 1977. A motorman who'd just stopped at Randolph/Wabash (above the top of the picture), ignored the signal system, proceeding ahead at less than 15mph and hit another train. Worse yet, following the low-speed collision, he apparently reapplied power, pushing his 8-car train with 2,500 kw of power against the immovable train. Because this was occurring on a 100ft radius curve, he managed to lift three cars clear of the rails and push them outward, falling to the street below, a forth car hanging precariously by its coupler to the four cars still on the track. The accident caused 11 fatalities and 180 injuries. (Photo by M. Charnota)

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Pictured here are the technical schematics for the 2200-series Budd "L" car. It includes front, rear and side views, interior layout and technical specifications. (Photo from the CERA Collection)

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2200s make up a Milwaukee-Douglas "B" train at LaSalle on the West-Northwest Route in 1974. (Photo by Peon Kay)

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A shot of 2233 leading a 2200-series Lake-Dan Ryan train, seen from the ground at Harlem. (Photo by Leon Kay)

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A shot of a 4-car 2200-series Lake-Dan Ryan All-Stop train, with 2252 picking up the rear, at 95th Street in 1973, looking southwest. (Photo by Leon Kay)

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Car 2211, still unmated to 2212, is at the Fern Rock Yard in Philadelphia on August 24, 1969. Note the steel cars in the background. Built between 1928 and 1938, they operated in Philadelphia's Broad Street Subway, which opened in 1928. Some of this equipment remained in regular service until new cars finally arrived in 1983. (Photo by Joe Testagrose)

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Car 2218 trails a two-car West-South Route train at Homan on August 16, 1970. Note the old-style A/B symbol sign on the right. (Photo by Joe Testagrose)

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2200-series car 2218 leads a Lake/Dan Ryan All-Stop pulling into Adams & Wabash on August 16, 1970. (Photo by Joe Testagrose)

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2218-2219, trailed by the latter, stops at Kedzie on the Lake-Dan Ryan Line on August 16, 1970. Note the platform drum barrier to the right of the rear car (partially obscured by shadow): it was installed here westbound in 1964 to keep boarding passengers in a controlled area where the train would stop along the long platform. Their use expanded on the Lake Street Line in 1972. (Photo by Joe Testagrose)

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Car 2222 brings up the rear of a four-car all-2200-series fan trip train at Laramie on the Douglas Branch on July 4, 1971. (Photo by Joe Testagrose)