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A drag train is taking a group of recently-delivered 5000-series cars from Lower 63rd Yard, where they were trucked from Skokie Shops individually and then mated into married pairs, to the Red Line, where they will go into service. The eight-car drag train, seen on August 6, 2015 over 63rd Street on the incline from the lower yard to the Green Line elevated, is lead by unit 5044-43 (assigned to the Pink Line at the time), followed by newly-delivered units 5684-83 and 5682-81. The last unit is most likely another set that was already on property, assigned to the Green or Pink lines, acting as a buffer car. (Photo by David Harrison)

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Newly-delivered 5000-series cars 5683 and 5682 are seen in the middle of a transfer train on August 6, 2015, over 63rd Street, being taken from Lower 63rd Yard to their assigned line via the Green Line. (Photo by David Harrison)

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Car 5685 is on its way from Skokie Shops to Lower 63rd Yard via flatbed trailer truck on August 6, 2015, seen heading south on State Street near 40th Street. While Skokie Shops was isolated from the rest of the "L" system during mid-2015 due to an embankment collapse on the Yellow Line, 5000-series cars that had been delivered were stranded and had to be trucked to another yard on the system in order to be put into service. (Photo by David Harrison)

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5000-series car 5688 has made it to its destination at 63rd Lower Yard on August 11, 2015, after being trucked there from Skokie Shops on the opposite end of the "L" system. The new cars were delivered to Skokie Shops, just as the preceding 650+ had been, but could not get to their assigned lines from there due to the cutoff of the Yellow Line from the rest of the system due to a temporary embankment collapse caused by the nearby work of a contractor unaffiliated with CTA. Car 5688 will be paired with its mate, 5687, and placed into service from 63rd Yard. (Photo by David Harrison)

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Car 5700 has completed its trip from Skokie Shops to Lower 63rd Yard, about to make the turn off 63rd Street into the CTA facility, on August 27, 2015. The delivery and movement to 63rd Yard of the 700th 5000-series car received press coverage in the Chicago Tribune, but although it was a nice round number there were actually another 14 cars to be delivered. (Photo by David Harrison)

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Car 5471 leads Purple Line Express run 513, stopped at Davis station on October 20, 2015. The Loop-bound train will stop at Sheridan, as indicated by the front chain sign, as Purple Line's do for weeknight games,; this particular train is carrying fans to game 3 of the NLCS at Wrigley Field. (Photo by Corey Ellison)

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Car 5709, recently delivered to CTA from Bombardier, is being moved around Skokie Shops yard and into the shop during its acceptance testing on September 2, 2015. Although there is CTA personnel at the front of the train, they are not operating the cars -- the track the cars are on has no third rail. The train is being pushed by a Telosporidia shuttlewagon, barely visible behind the cars and to the right. The CTA personnel is acting as a flagman, communicating with the operator of the shuttlewagon who cannot see the front of the train. 2600-series cars are lined up in the background, awaiting retirement. (Photo by Graham Garfield)
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5000-series car 5712 sits outside Skokie Shop on September 2, 2015, in the midst of undergoing acceptance testing before CTA will officially take possession of the car from Bombardier and place it in revenue service. (Photo by Graham Garfield)
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Car 5713, hauled over-the-road by truck on a low-boy tractor-trailer, turns off Oakton Street and into Skokie Shop on September 2, 2015, the second-to-last 5000-series car to be delivered to CTA, its mate just a few minutes behind. (Photo by Graham Garfield)
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The last 5000-series car, 5714, is about to be delivered to CTA on the afternoon of September 2, 2015, completing a delivery process that began six years earlier. The car and the trailer truck its aboard pass in front of Skokie Shop on Oakton Street, having come from McCormick Boulevard, and moments later will turn into the front gate and enter the heavy maintenance shop complex. (Photo by Graham Garfield)