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Looking dusty and faded in appearance, car 54 sports its Mint Green and Alpine White paint scheme while stopping at Howard on August 8, 1974. (Photo by Doug Grotjahn, Collection of Joe Testagrose)

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After being shopped in 1974 for an overhaul, car 52 emerged in January 1975 in the new Bicentennial scheme as car '75, the "Paul Revere". Just after leaving the shops, '75 is seen in the Skokie Yard on January 26, 1975. (Photo by Art Peterson, Collection of Joe Testagrose)

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Just after leaving the shops, '75 (ex-52) sits in the Skokie Yard on January 26, 1975. Note the US Department of Transportation State-of-the-Art Car on the right, a demonstration train that toured the country and served for a period in January 1975 on the Skokie Swift. (Photo by Art Peterson, Collection of Joe Testagrose)

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Car '75 visits Laramie (Douglas) on a fan trip on July 6, 1975. (Photo by Doug Grotjahn, Collection of Joe Testagrose)

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Car '75 plies the Skokie Swift route, passing Niles Center Road in 1975. (Photo by Art Peterson, Collection of Joe Testagrose)

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In its original red and silver paint scheme and displaying the destination sign of the Garfield Park elevated line, 5000-series car 5001 is at the Fox River Trolley Museum on July 3, 2000. The car behind 5001 is North Shore Line Silverliner car 756; the white car to the left is 4000-series storage car 4103. (Photo by Mike Farrell)

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5000-series car 53 sits at the Monticello Railroad Museum on May 25, 2001. The car is in the livery of the day it was retired from Skokie Swift (and CTA) service in 1985. Because Monticello doesn't have overhead power, car 53 cannot operate at the museum and stands as a static display. (Photo by Mike Farrell)

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The first of the four experimental, articulated 5000-series units, car 5001, is shown westbound on the Garfield Park line using the local track at Laramie in 1948. The cars, as delivered, had a unique look, with red and gray paint around the windows as the only adornment of the raw aluminum finish of the rest of the car. The protected trolley poles wouldn't be needed until the cars entered Evanston service in the 1950s. (Photo from the Chicago Transit Authority Collection)

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In 1955, the 5000-series cars were repainted with the Mercury green, Swamp Holly orange and Croydon cream livery of the 6000-series. Car 5001 stops at Isabella on September 20, 1956, assigned to the Wilmette-Evanston run. The National College of Education advertised below the classic-style platform sign is now the National-Louis University Evanston Campus, located a few blocks east on Sheridan Road. (Photo by Robert D. Heinlein)

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Car 5001 leads a train running on the Ravenswood "A" service pulling into Chicago station in May 1964. Another 5000-series car is at the rear. It was not uncommon for the 5000s to be trained with 6000-series cars (their direct ancestors) in rush hour tripper service. Often, they were run behind four 6000s, but there was a period, depicted here, when they were run with 5000s on the ends and one pair of 6000s in the middle. The point was to avoid having the conductor's position in a 5000 because of the difficulty conductors had checking the side of their train with the 5000s' conductor's position arrangement. (Photo by Jerry Appleman)