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The perennial ad-wrapper, Target stores' third new ad wrap design has a white background with nine people, a group of men and women, wearing clothes with the Target logo. The people are rendered in halftones, with only white and red as the positive and negative values. Finishing out the simple design are five Target logos. The wrap only covers the car sides; the ends are left unwrapped. Target's new ad wrap is seen here in car 2813 at 95/Dan Ryan terminal on January 20, 2003. (Photo by Graham Garfield)

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The CTA's® third set of "king size" car side advertisements were in-house advertising for the new Chicago CardTM fare payment smart card. The ads featured a light blue background, a Chicago CardTM on the right side and the words "Streamline Your Commute" headline across the top. Every line except the Yellow Line had one-married pair with the ads. Car 2978, part of a Purple Line Express train at Randolph/Wabash on January 24, 2003, sports the ad. (Photo by Graham Garfield)

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The temporary 54/Cermak terminal at Laramie is often a good place to see trains of 2600s side-by-side, as runs often sit at the platforms while waiting to depart for downtown or to cross Laramie to change ends. Here, car 2994 leads a train that has just arrived from O'Hare and is unloading passengers (left), while car 3139 brings up the rear of a Blue Line train loading riders for its next run to downtown and the Northwest Side on August 2, 2002. (Photo by Graham Garfield)

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Car 3184 is shown in the yard at Forest Park on December 19, 2001. Despite being over 14 years old at the time of the photo -- the cars were first delivered to CTA® on February 27, 1987 -- they still wear the original red/white/blue "Spirit of Chicago" scheme. In just a little over six months time, the pair would leave CTA® property for remanufacture at Alstom's Hornell, NY facility. They were returned on September 26, 2002 and accepted for service on October 1. They were among the last dozen of the 598 remanufactured cars to return and be accepted for CTA® service. (Photo by Mike Farrell)

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The CTA's® fourth set of "king size" car side advertisements were for the 2003 baseball season and were essentially adaptations of car card ads introduced the previous year. The ads advertise the Red Line, which serves both of Chicago's major league ball parks. On each married pair, one ad asks, "What's the only thing Sox and Cubs fans have in common?" while the other ad answers, "The Red Line". (Photo by Graham Garfield)

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Because of the resurgence of popularity of many of the neighborhoods along the Brown Line, rush hour trains are standing room only. Some are crush-loaded, forcing trains to leave commuters standing on platforms to wait for another train. By the time of this view on the morning of April 25, 2003, rush hour was beginning to wane, but the passengers of car 2998 -- one of 10 2600-series cars assigned to be line at the time -- still had to stand in the aisles. (Photo by Graham Garfield)

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Although Green Line 2400s are receiving most of the "Go Green" car ads, the CTA's® fourth set of "king size" car side advertisements, select cars on other lines are getting them, like Purple Line car 2976 seen at Washington/Wells on May 30, 2003. Each ad has a black background and a green stripe running the length of the ad down the center. Above and below the green stripe, the ads are split into squares and rectangles interspersed with attraction photos and green circles. (Photo by Graham Garfield)

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Car 3109 sports its Jaguar X-Type "lower carbody" wrap, along with mate 3110 at the rear of a four-car consist heading northbound on the Blue Line at Western/Milwaukee circa October 2001. Note how, as the top of the ads are a dark or grayish color, the top of the ad blends into the paint above, almost giving the appearance of an full side wrap. The wrap was applied to 3109-10 in early August and lasted until the cars were sent to Alstom for rehabbing in October 2001. (Photo by Graham Garfield)

(Thanks to Art Peterson for writing the fourth caption!)