Run Like L to get CTA holiday gifts

For all you rabid CTA fans looking for that perfect Hanukkah or Christmas gift this season, look no further than

I mean, where else can you buy a retro CTA messenger bag?

Or a black on silver CTA Metro Cuff - a favorite of Mrs. Tattler.

And then there's the popular CTA Rail Map Shower Curtain - made out of eco-friendly PEVA.

All the above gifts cost less than $50. Run Like L to get them while they last!

Run Like L T-shirt

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  • Heck, if Claypool won't wear the yellow slicker......

    Do any of the proceeds actually go to reducing the CTA deficit?

  • In reply to jack:

    But Jack, there is no deficit, right? Both 2014 and 2015 budgets are balanced!

  • In reply to Kevin O’Neil:

    The last I saw, sales taxes are usually higher south of Lake Cook Road. About 55% of that goes to the CTA, doesn't it?

  • A few years ago I operated the EMD F7 down at the Monticello Railroad Museum ( I would love to be able to operate a trainset on the L. I'd like to determine if it's humanly possible to operate the thing without flinging the passengers off their feet ever 5 minutes.

  • In reply to SpinyNorman:

    Once it hits the escalator, the flinging stops.

  • In reply to jack:

    I don't often do this, but I have to give Spiny and Jack both a vote up, and Jack an LOL.

  • Not that the CTA needs to advertise, but a commercial using Pink Floyd's Run Like Hell would be pretty cool. Scene after scene of the L flying down the middle of the Ryan/Keneedy, while cars are jammed bumper to bumper. Run. Run. Run.

    Either that, or it could show a potential mugging victim running down a platform being chased by several knife-wielding thugs. Run. Run. Run.

    Or a passenger on a train sitting down near the motor cab, and realizing there's a stanky 'ol homeless guy in the tramp cab. Ewwww. Run. Run. Run.

    Or a guy standing near a elevated station entrance looking at the Train Tracker on his smartphone, hearing the approaching train, and realizing the tracking is once again horribly wrong. Run. Run. Run.

    And of course my favorite. Man walking towards the intersection to catch his bus on a cold winter day, and realizes there are 4 buses bunched, and he'll likely have to wait 15 minutes for the next bus. Better catch this one. Run. Run. Run.

  • In reply to SpinyNorman:

    Young, strong guy running up the escalator instead of stairs, knocking down old ladies in his path. Then finding out what he heard was train pulling out of station in other direction.

  • In reply to CCWriter:

    Run. Run. Run.

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