For three-quarters of a century, The Chicago Transit Authority has played an integral role in how we commute. As they recently celebrates their 75th anniversary this past Saturday, October 1st, the CTA is marking the occasion with a series of special wrapped throwback train cars. Sponsored by The Museum of Science and Industry, the railcar “wraps” can now be seen throughout Chicago.
The CTA has made up a few train cars to look like they came from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, to mark the momentous anniversary. This playful trip through history commemorates the agency’s 75 years of service. Those taking the Red Line can hop aboard a green, cream, and orange railcar made to resemble a 50 style beloved 6000-series railcar many locals think of as the classic “L” design.
While other train lines are decked out in a vintage mint green and white design reminiscent of the style seen in the 60s and 80s, sponsored by Butcher Boy Cooking Oils.
There was a celebration at Daley Plaza on October 1st put together by CTA to celebrate its 75th birthday with a Diamond Jubilee-themed party. Locals were welcome to ride around in the CTA’s Heritage Fleet of preserved vintage trains and buses.
[Featured image via: transitchicago.com]