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Reply to "CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) releasing cars in historic liveries to mark its 75th anniversary."

Still have many items all keys personal metal badge now a simple cloth badge sewn on from my days operating the 2000 lake st trains 6000 douglas/congress trains the 2200 series we called the silver bullet and the at the time modern 2600 series trains

The 2000 series trains that traveled the rails right next to the dan ryan expressway would go as fast as 70mph passing cars then they governed the motors to 55mph as the cab signal would only allow.

The 6000 series were my favorite even though a sweat box in the heat and humidity and to hand roll up all those windows in the yard if one had that shift was a arm workout.

Could write a book and then some of the adventures as a conductor /motorman /switchman/ flagman some good some very sad .

Retired ATU Member Local 308

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