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Driving through the piles of snow left by the blizzard-level snowfall over the last day, car 2563 leads a 6-car Purple Line train across Isabella Street on the grade-level portion of the Evanston branch on its way to Linden, seen looking south on February 2, 2011. (Photo by Bob Bresse-Rodenkirk)

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With the snow still falling that would eventually accumulate to over 21 inches, 2400-series car 2493 makes its way though blizzard conditions on the morning of February 2, 2011, pulling into Clinton station on its way to Ashland/63rd. The flat, recessed front end cap of the 2400-series cars -- designed by Sundberg-Ferar -- is particularly adept as collecting snow due to a lack of angles to channel the snow away. (Photo by Graham Garfield)

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A 6-car train of 2400-series work motors, with car 2417 at the west end of the consist, sits on Track 2 in Ashland Yard on March 27, 2011. Although used in passenger service when needed, these units are specially outfitted to haul flatcars and other service equipment, and these and other work-capable 2400s are used to work the overnight work train out of Lower 63rd Yard, run most nights to drop off supplies or assist in maintenance jobs. (Photo Dennis Herbuth)

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Car 2551 brings up the rear of a southbound Purple Line shuttle train at Davis on April 17, 2003, with the ATSS sign overhead announcing its arrival. (Photo by Graham Garfield)
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An 8-car train of 2400-series cars stops at State/Lake on November 7, 2012, trailed by car 2433. The destination sign on the rear car is not an error -- the train is operating on the Orange Line. 2400-series cars began to be assigned to the Orange Line at the end of October 2012. Rather than replacing 3200s assigned to the line, the 2400s supplemented the fleet and increased the line's car count. The intent was to use them on additional Brown Line runs scheduled to originate from Midway Yard beginning December 16, 2012, and as such the 2400s were chosen because it would limit the use of the 36-year old cars to rush periods. However, the cars occasionally found their way onto Orange Line trips as well. The 2400s are the first type to be permanently assigned to the line other than the 3200-series type the line opened with in 1993. (Photo by Graham Garfield)
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A view of the bus stop at the "Desplaines Transit Center", looking northwest on July 8, 1981, as work on the new station was being completed. Designed as an intermodal facility, a train of 2400-series train is loading passengers bound for Jefferson Park, while a bus makes connections below and park & ride spaces are in the foreground. (Photo by George Krambles, courtesy of the Krambles-Peterson Archive)
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A construction worker stands back as a Harlem-bound Green Line train passes through the Morgan station work site, looking east on February 7, 2012. Save for the railings still to be installed, the platforms are beginning to take on their final form. Rectangular panels that will be used to assemble the windbreaks are leaning against the temporary back railings on both platforms. (Photo by Graham Garfield)
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An Ashland/63rd-bound Green Line train of 2400-series cars departs the new Morgan station platform on opening day, May 18, 2012, while the impressive Loop skyline looms over the green-tinted translucent polycarbonate canopy roof. (Photo by Graham Garfield)
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A comparison of car styling is provided by this line-up of 2400-series car 2560 on the left, 2200-series car 2297 in the middle, and 4000-series car 4271 on the right on April 28, 2012. The 2400s were mainstays of Purple Line service at the time, while the other two cars were more unusual sights in Linden Yard. (Photo by Tony Coppoletta)

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Car 2402, leading a southbound Lake-Dan Ryan All-Stop train at Randolph/Wabash on April 23, 1992, sports a greatly simplified version of the early 2400 livery that only lasted about a decade starting in the late 1980s. Like the 2600-series cars, narrower red, white and blue stripping ran along the beltrail, under the windows, but unlike the 2600s they did not wrap around the front end due to the difference in the end cap design. The sides retained the charcoal band through the windows -- this, combined with the narrower stripes, provided a consistent look when the cars were in mixed consists with 2600s, as demonstrated by the 2600-series car on the adjacent track. (Photo by Art Peterson, courtesy of Krambles-Peterson Archive)