For three-quarters of a century, The Chicago Transit Authority has played an integral role in how we commute. As its 75th-anniversary approaches, 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 “wrap” marks the occasion.
To celebrate, 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 is to commemorate the 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.
For anyone looking to celebrate the occasion itself, head to the Daley Plaza on October 1st as the CTA throws a 75th birthday with a Diamond Jubilee-themed celebration. Locals are invited to attend the party and can ride around in the CTA’s Heritage Fleet of preserved vintage trains and buses.
[Featured image via: transitchicago.com]