2200-series Gallery 13

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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A solid 8-car train of 2200-series cars, led by car 2280, comes down the Dan Ryan connector elevated structure on the Near South Side, heading into Cermak-Chinatown station on its way to 95th on January 2, 1973. Note the Sears Tower under construction in the background. The rest of the downtown skyline is significantly different than it is today as well. (Photo by Art Peterson, courtesy of the Krambles-Peterson Archive)
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2200-series car 2300 leads an 8-car southbound Lake-Dan Ryan "B" train approaching Cermak-Chinatown station on January 2, 1973. The remainder of the train is made up of 2000-series cars -- while attempts were commonly made to run the trains in solid like-series consists, practical considerations (permitted by the fact that the cars were compatible) often led to mixed consists being run. The tendency to do so led the 2000s to be repainted to a silver and charcoal scheme to provide a more consistent appearance when they were mixed with 2200s in a train. (Photo by Art Peterson, courtesy of the Krambles-Peterson Archive)
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A Lake-Dan Ryan "B" train, trailed by a 2200-series car, departs Kedzie on the Lake branch as a CTA trainman walks down the platform on March 15, 1973. Note the metal barrier on the platform -- the partition was designed to keep entering passengers in the middle of the platform so that when longer trains ran but no ticket agent was on duty the conductor could collect fares more easily. (Photo from the Scott Greig Collection)
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An outbound Lake-Dan Ryan train on its way to Harlem is lead by a 2200 as it stops at Ashland on the Lake branch on March 19, 1973. The Victorian Queen Anne-influenced metal-clad station house and original platform canopies and railings are present here, and still in use today. The new Sears Tower is visible in the skyline next to the station house cupola; the skyscraper's construction was finished two months later. (Photo from the Scott Greig Collection)
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The open space of the Eisenhower Expressway depressed cut provides a wide panorama from the Oakley Blvd. overpass as a four-car train of 2200-series cars heads inbound on the Congress Line towards downtown and on to Jefferson Park on August 8, 1975. The wide spacing between Congress stations allowed the 2200s to demonstrate their fast acceleration and powerful propulsion package. Note that the tracks are more closely fenced in and there is grass between the tracks and the expressway lanes, lending the line and the expressway median a softer, less severe appearance. In later years, the fence was moved to the edge of the expressway lanes and the whole median covered with ballast and gravel. (Photo from the Scott Greig Collection)
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A four-car southbound Lake-Dan Ryan "B" train of mixed consist -- car 2242 leading the head 2200-series unit, trailed by the 2000-series set at the rear -- passes through 79th Interlocking, approaching 79th station on its way to 95th on April 8, 1976. (Photo by Art Peterson, courtesy of the Krambles-Peterson Archive)
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Kicking up fresh snow on the right-of-way as the train speeds down the ramp from the Dan Ryan connector track towards Cermak-Chinatown station, car 2204 leads a southbound Lake-Dan Ryan "A" train on January 10, 1977. (Photo by Art Peterson, courtesy of the Krambles-Peterson Archive)
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2200-series car 2242 brings up the rear of a northbound Lake-Dan Ryan "B" train near Marquette on the Dan Ryan Line heading toward the Loop and Harlem on January 21, 1977. The train is led by a Pullman 2200-series unit, but the aesthetic difference between the two car series has been reduced through the application of a new livery, replacing the original mint green and alpine white, designed by Sundberg-Ferar to make the two series flow better in mixed consists -- a silver body with a charcoal band through the windows to ramifies the difference in windows heights of the two car types. (Photo by Art Peterson, courtesy of the Krambles-Peterson Archive)
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CTA's modern, streamlined stainless steel 2200-series railcars complements the new, sleek, modern buildings of the Illinois Medical District, seen looking south from Harrison Junction on September 24, 1977. Car 2334 leads Run 130, a Milwaukee-Douglas "B" train, as it heads north, about to descend the ramp down to the Congress Line on its way to the Northwest Side via the Dearborn Subway. A lime and forest green "Air conditioned" decal has been added above the motorman's window, promoting the passengers that it is one of CTA's air-cooled cars. (Photo by Art Peterson, courtesy of the Krambles-Peterson Archive)
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Car 2216 brings up the rear of an eight-car Milwaukee-Douglas "B" train heading toward River Road, looking west from the Oriole Avenue overpass on August 12, 1983. This is during an interim period when the O'Hare Extension had opened as far as River Road, but would not open the last segment to O'Hare for another 13 months. At that time, the "Milwaukee" in the route name would be replaced with "O'Hare". (Photo by Art Peterson, courtesy of the Krambles-Peterson Archive)