2400-series Gallery 14

2400 Gallery 01 | 2400 Gallery 02 | 2400 Gallery 03
2400 Gallery 04 | 2400 Gallery 05 | 2400 Gallery 06
2400 Gallery 07 | 2400 Gallery 08 | 2400 Gallery 09
2400 Gallery 10 | 2400 Gallery 11 | 2400 Gallery 12
2400 Gallery 13 | 2400 Gallery 14

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The design of the 2400s interior, as reflected by car 2474 seen in December 1977, were the result of the preferences of CTA riders, as determined by a citywide survey in 1971 when public opinion was sought for new transit equipment. The seats, which were similar to those of new CTA buses at the time, had brown and orange padded cushions in contoured fiberglass shells. Also reflecting public preference were the dusky walnut woodgrain pattern of lower side walls and off-white molded plastic upper walls and ceiling. The flooring was chocolate brown rubber. Interior brightness and illumination were enhanced by the use of modern fluorescent fixtures over the windows which backlit advertising panels. (Photo by David Wilson)

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In 1995, the first 22 2400-series cars were converted to work motors; later, another two were converted. To make them stand out from their unconverted brethren, they were given red-white-red side striping and red-white chevrons below the front end windows. All colored striping was reflective. Other changes on the cars included changing the control group wiring on the cars to a larger diameter wire, relocating the resistors out of the control group allowing their size to be increased, and adding a plug for passing the 600 volts DC to the flat cars on the side of the coupler. Work motor 2403 and its mate make up one end of a work train, followed by two flat cars and another 2400 work motor unit at the other end, in 61st Yard on January 13, 2007. (Photo by Graham Garfield)