3200-series Gallery 15

3200 Gallery 01 | 3200 Gallery 02 | 3200 Gallery 03
3200 Gallery 04 | 3200 Gallery 05 | 3200 Gallery 06
3200 Gallery 07 | 3200 Gallery 08 | 3200 Gallery 09
3200 Gallery 10 | 3200 Gallery 11 | 3200 Gallery 12
3200 Gallery 13 | 3200 Gallery 14 | 3200 Gallery 15
3200 Gallery 16 | 3200 Gallery 17 | 3200 Gallery 18

3200-series Longitudinal Test Seating Car Gallery

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Car 3299, heading toward the Loop on the Brown Line on August 11, 2004, demonstrates the typical, standard 1-2 seating configuration of the 3200-series cars. In this arrangement, half of the transverse seats in the middle section of the car accommodate two persons, while the other half are only for one person. This frees up more floor space and creates more room for standees, ultimately creating a higher capacity on the car. It also allows some people to sit alone and never worry about having a seat-mate, often a preferable situation for most riders. (Photo by Matthew Isoda)

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Two 3200-series cars have had their interior arrangements modified. Unlike the 1-2 seating found in most 3200s, these two cars have had their single seats removed and replaced with standard double seats, making the car all two-person seating and increasing the seating capacity by four persons (but lowering the standing capacity). As a result, these cars feature stanchions that curve at the top so that they hook into the existing sockets in the ceiling that are positioned for bar that would typically arise from a narrower single seat. Car 3400 demonstrates this configuration on January 19, 2005. (Photo by Matthew Isoda)

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During the second week of June 2004, United Airlines wrapped a pair of cars advertising Ted, their new lost-cost subsidiary airline. The cars they chose were assigned to the Orange Line which serves Midway Airport, where most of Ted's flights are from. The Ted cars, unit 3245-3246, are at Roosevelt station on July 28, 2004. (Photo by Matthew Isoda)

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This close-up of car 3246, wrapped for United's low-cost Ted carrier, shows detail of the wrap's graphics and wording, along with the "flyted.com" web site address, at Roosevelt on July 28, 2004. (Photo by Matthew Isoda)

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In celebration of the Chicago White Sox winning the 2005 World Series, the Chicago Transit Authority unveiled a train wrapped in a White Sox design to honor the team at a ceremony on the afternoon of October 31, 2005 at Sox-35th station, adjacent to US Cellular Field.

Two train cars are wrapped in artwork featuring the Chicago White Sox name, the black diamond white sock logo, the World Champion phrase in bold, black lettering on the train's side, and the White Sox logo on its doors. In addition, the top of the 3200-series cars -- unit 3311-12 -- features the word "Chicago." The interior of the cars feature congratulatory car cards for the team's accomplishment.

The artwork is based on a wrap designed by Maryland-based M.T.H. Electric Trains for a Chicago White Sox O Gauge model train set that will be shipped in December. CTA modified the design to reflect the team's status as world champions and M.T.H. will be incorporating the CTA design in a two-car add-on set.

Left Top: The Sox-wrapped married pair is in Howard Yard in this November 2005 view. (Photo by Bruce G. Moffat)
Left Center: The design details of the car sides, including the Sox's black diamond white sock logo at the end of the car, are visible in this view at the cars' unveiling at Sox-35th station on October 31, 2005. (Photo by Kevin D. Stanciel)
Left Bottom: The Sox cars, with its striking end design of pinstripes and the black end door with Sox diamond logo, are at their October 31, 2005 unveiling with US Cellular Field (nee Comiskey Park) in the background. (Photo by Kevin D. Stanciel)

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The Loop Tour Train, sponsored by the Chicago Departure of Cultural Affairs, returned again for the Summer of 2005 to provide free historical and architectural tours around the Loop Elevated. Seen here at Randolph/Wabash on September 10, 2005, that year's cars has a full-body wrap on 3254 with stylized drawings depicting various Chicago landmarks on king-size panels on the other three cars, 3253 and 3251-52. (Photo by Graham Garfield)

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In October 2005, five cars on three lines were wrapped for Coca-Cola: 3029-30 and 3143-44 on the Blue Line, 3231-32 on the Orange Line, and 3333-34 and 3359-60 on the Brown Line. Here, Brown Line cars 3333-34 wear the wrap while sitting on Track D in Kimball Yard on January 6, 2006. The Coca-Cola advertising wraps disappeared from the system during January 2006. (Photo by Graham Garfield)

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In late November 2005, Brown Line appeared with an ad wrap for the U.S. Postal Service, promoting their holiday services. Here, cars cars 3377-78 are trailing on the end of a northbound Brown Line train leaving Diversey on December 19, 2005. The cars were unwrapped shortly after the holidays. (Photo by Graham Garfield)