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6000-series car 6656 next its mate, 6655, at the Illinois Railway Museum on August 8, 2001. They are not, however, connected together at their #2 ends as usual; car 6655's front (#1) end -- denoted by the Spirit of Chicago emblem below the motorcab window -- is sitting against 6656's rear (#2) end. (Photo by Mike Farrell)

Cars 6599-6600, looking a bit wary in faded and peeling paint, sit on display location in front of the Highwood Exhibit Barn at the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine in July 2001. Seashore is unlikely to consider bringing the units up to operating condition as there are many, higher priority projects on their long list of rolling stock. (Photo by Ernie Baudler)

Except for the distressed exterior paint, car 6600 is largely as it was the day it was retired in the early 1990s. It sits at the Seashore Trolley Museum in July 2001; visible in the far background, to the right, is the FTA's SOAC unit. (Photo by Ernie Baudler)

A close up of the side of car 6600, looking towards the #1 end, showing the gleaming aluminum underneath the peeling paint and the faded but still appealing "Metropolitan Transit" CTA shield logo decal. (Photo by Ernie Baudler)

A view of car 6600's anti-climber and coupler, with the yellow panel that protects the spring-loaded pins in the electrical coupler in the open position. The first 6000s did not come with the covers as delivered; they were added after their first winter in service after snow and ice was found to disrupt the electrical contact between car. (Photo by Ernie Baudler)

Looking underneath car 6600 gives a look at the unit's truck assembly. The view is from the center looking under the #1 end. (Photo by Ernie Baudler)

Service car S-373 is seen in Illinois Railway Museum Yard 8, the museum's "Skokie Shops," along with (l to r) 5-50 series cars 30 (with pantograph) and 22, 2000-series car 2154 and 6000-series car 6461 on August 8, 2001. (Photo by Mike Farrell)

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This Evanston Express train, entering the Lake leg of the Loop through Tower 18, is diverse in both stock and aesthetics: a 5-50 series car leads at least two 6000s as it begins its circuit around the Loop before returning to Evanston in July 1988. (Photo by James Raymond)

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For just over four years while the new Congress Line was being constructed, Douglas trains were diverted via the Lake Street Line to gain access to the Loop. They used a portion of the Metropolitan's old Northwest branch, previously used by Logan Square services, and a new connection to the Lake Line built at Paulina east of Lake Street Transfer station. In this 1954 view, a Douglas train of 6000s turns south from Lake Street at Paulina Junction on their way out to Cicero-Berwyn Terminal. (Photo from the Chicago Transit Authority Collection)

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The cars in the 6511-6720 series were a fixture on the West-Northwest Route from 1962 until the mid-80s. In this undated view at Logan Square Yard, several of these cars are shown, including a few still in green, cream and orange paint. Cars in this older scheme operated into the era of the Kennedy Extension. (Photo from the Mike Farrell collection)

(Thanks to Art Peterson for writing the last caption!)