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Cars 2735-2736, featuring an ad for Nokia cellular phones, are in the middle of a Red Line consist at 95th/Dan Ryan terminal waiting to depart for downtown on July 31, 2004. (Photo by Mike Vainchtein)

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A southbound Red Line train, trailed by 2600-series car 2755, is seen on the North Side Main Line near Wrightwood looking south on April 18, 2003. The Northwestern Elevated was built as a four-track line here with separated express and local tracks. Today, the Red Line operated on the inside former express tracks and, skipping stations between Belmont and Armitage, functions somewhat as an express. Meanwhile, Brown Line trains serve the former local stations on the outside tracks. There was formerly a local station at Wrightwood, closed in 1949. (Photo by Graham Garfield)

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Red Line car 2931, stopped at Belmont station on November 3, 2004, features a full-body advertising wrap for SBC Yahoo! DSL internet service. The graphics feature characters from the movie The Incredibles, referencing the speed of the advertised service. (Photo by Graham Garfield)

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A series of advertising wraps bought by McDonald's in 2004 featured the company's logo the words "RED LINE" at various angles in red on a yellow background. An example of the Red Line-placed wrap is seen in car 2649 at Belmont on December 16, 2004. (Photo by Graham Garfield)

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US Cellular released a new ad wrap for summer 2005 on the Red and Blue lines. The cars had a blue background are have white cartoon "word bubbles" with a light blue outline and the words "CALL ME" in black repeated all over the car. The Blue Line cars, 3099-3100, are at O'Hare terminal waiting to pick up travelers on May 20, 2005. (Photo by Graham Garfield)

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Beginning in late May 2005, the largest single exterior advertising contract began when cars on the Red Line began to appear with king-size carside ad panels promoting the iPod, a personal digital music player from Apple Computers. The ads featured brightly colored backgrounds and silhouettes of people listening to iPods. Car 2748 features the ads stopped at Belmont on July 23, 2005. Note the Ford City destination sign in the middle of the car. (Photo by Graham Garfield)

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A southbound Red Line train of 2600-series cars stopped at Belmont on August 12, 2004 features multiple advertising wraps. The cars in the foreground, cars 2735-36, have a full-body wrap for Nokia cellular phones. In the background, a car has a red "king-size" ad panel for RCN cable. The Red Line is a popular route for advertisers. (Photo by Matthew Isoda)

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Red Line cars 2753-2754 wear an eye-catching full-body advertising wrap for Ball Park hot dogs featuring a royal blue background and large images of grilled hot dogs. The cars are southbound at Cermak-Chinatown on August 8, 2004. Although barely recognizable, the cars curiously feature destination signs for Roosevelt, a station the train has already passed. (Photo by Matthew Isoda)

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The ad cars for Ball Park franks find themselves at the head end of a northbound Red Line train turning through the curve approaching Sheridan station on September 5, 2004. The graphics feature a grilling theme, with images of a man with a outdoor grill and grilled hot dogs. (Photo by Graham Garfield)

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Target department stores, one of the more frequent purchasers of exterior advertising wraps on the CTA®, often featured a seasonal set of wraps. One of their winter wraps is seen on car 2842 northbound at Belmont on February 7, 2004. What's unusual here is that this Red Line train is on the outside track (Track 4), usually used by Brown Line trains. (Photo by Matthew Isoda)