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During the Red Line South Reconstruction Project, certain Green Line trains only operated between Harlem and downtown and circled the Outer Loop... but only during the evening rush. (In the morning rush, they terminated at Roosevelt.) Still, despite the limited service, some signage needed to be added to stations, undertaken in the form of removable vinyl since the service was only temporary; one example, the green stripe added to the brown station name sign tab, seen on the left. A Green Line Looper, led by car 5080 bearing green "Harlem" destination signs, stops at Washington/Wells on the evening of July 15, 2013. (Photo by Graham Garfield)
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Car 5125 leads a 4-car train of 5000-series cars passing 14th Middle Track, near Roosevelt station in the South Loop, on its way to Harlem midday on October 2, 2013. (Photo by Graham Garfield)
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A week before Red Line trains would once again cease using the old 13th Street Incline to reach the State Street Subway from their rerouted path to the South Side, a Howard-bound 5000-series train led by car 5263 makes its way down the ramp toward the subway portal on October 13, 2013. (Photo by Corey Ellison)
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Two 5000-series trains pass on the Van Buren side of the Loop on October 18, 2013, as a Harlem-bound Green Line Looper led by car 5122 approaches Harold Washington Library-State/Van Buren station, leaving a Pink Line train trailed by car 5041 at LaSalle/Van Buren station. This is the last day that certain Green Line trains would circle the Outer Loop in the evening rush period -- the service pattern was a weekday-only variant during the Red Line South Reconstruction Project, and the project would be over two days later, Sunday, October 20. (Photo by Graham Garfield)

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Car 5157 leads a 2-car Yellow Line train stopping at Oakton-Skokie station on April 24, 2014. 5000-series cars began to cover Yellow Line service in October 2013. The cars' color LED destination signs even reproduce the iconic "Swift bird" found on the older cars' mylar roller curtain signs. (Photo by Graham Garfield)

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Yellow Line run 595 has completed one of its trips, alighting its passengers on the discharge-only platform at the Dempster-Skokie terminal on April 25, 2014. Once everyone is off the train, cars 5238-39 will pull into the turnback track and change ends, starting a new trip back top Howard (seen below). (Photo by Graham Garfield)
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A Yellow Line train composed of 2-car unit 5238-39 loads passengers at the short platform of the Dempster-Skokie station on April 25, 2014. (Photo by Graham Garfield)
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After completing its trip north and discharging its passengers at Dempster-Skokie station, a Yellow Line train trailed by car 5177 is pulling through the switch at the entrance to the turnback track, where trains switch the the inbound track and train operators can change ends -- powering down the motorcab at one end, walk the length of the train, and power up the cab at the other end -- without blocking the mainline track or station platform, on April 25, 2014. The train is passing over the ground-level walkway that connects the station park & ride, kiss & ride and bus terminal with the station house on the west side of the tracks. The crossing is labeled as "Dempster", but the street is actually several hundred feet north, beyond the end of the turnback track. (Photo by Graham Garfield)
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Car 5176 brings up the rear of Yellow Line run 591, departing Oakton-Skokie station on April 26, 2014. The car is sporting a "Skokie Swift" sign on its rear chains of the type cars to carry in the 1960s and 70s -- a matching one is on the front as well -- in honor of the Swift's 50th anniversary, a celebration for which was held by CTA that day. The actual anniversary was April 20, but that was a holiday weekend. (Photo by Graham Garfield)
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Having departed Howard station and passed through the interlocking at the entrance to Howard Yard, car 5176 leads a Yellow Line train coming down the hill to pass under the yard's loop track, Chicago Avenue and the Metra Union Pacific tracks before entering the open cut right-of-0way on its way to Dempster on April 26, 2014. A Red Line train is visible at the top of the hill, having just turned around, coming off the loop track. The Yellow Line train is sporting a classic Skokie Swift sign for the line's 50th anniversary. (Photo by Graham Garfield)