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CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY
Chicago IL

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In General

Chicago, what better place is there for railfanning?


 

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Map


Pictures

 


Fixing trolley-bus wire in the 60's, from a slide collection acquired by John Buxton, no photographer's name.


A CTA train emerges from the north portal of the State Street Subway on the Chicago 'L' Red Line
Photo pulled from Wikipedia, © Jeremy Atherton, 2007.

 


Cross junction in the northwest corner of the Loop in Chicago.  Is this cool or what?  These MOW guys really earn their money!
At the intersection of West Lake Street and North Wells Street.  Picture taken from a parking lot.
Перекрёсток в северо-западном углу «петли» в Чикагском метрополитене.
Photo from Wikipedia, taken by Daniel Schwen, 10Nov2007

 


English: Looking north from Chicago 'L' station
Français : Vue depuis la station Adams and Wabash du métro aérien de Chicago vers le nord.
Deutsch: Blick nach Norden von der Elevated Station Adams and Wabash
Photo from Wikipedia, taken by Daniel Schwen, 29May2009

 


English: CTA blue line station at O'Hare international airport, Chicago
Français : Gare de la ligne CTA bleue à l'aéroport international O'Hare de Chicago.
Español: Estación de la línea azul de la CTA en el Aeropuerto Internacional O'Hare de Chicago.
Deutsch: U-Bahn-Station am O'Hare international airport, Chicago
Photo from Wikipedia, taken by Daniel Schwen, 29Mar2009


Signals


For a full description of the CTA El signals, check out: http://www.chicago-l.org/operations/signals/signals.html

   

The above page has aspects (and more) from two rulebooks, one dated 1959, and the other 1985, below are the aspects.

1959:

 

1985:

 


 

 

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