Museum offers daylong behind-the-scenes look at CTA rail lines, yards

Museum offers daylong behind-the-scenes look at CTA rail lines, yards

Transit geeks and fans of the soon-to-be-retired Series 2200 rail cars may enjoy the Snowflake Special Excursion set for Sunday, March 27, departing at 9 am from the Forest Park Blue Line station.

Sponsored by the Illinois Railway Museum, this all-day ride will cover almost every rail line, plus lots of non-revenue and yard trackage. The six car train will consist of Chicago’s
oldest cars in revenue service, the 2200 series cars built by Budd in
1969-70 and scheduled for replacement by the 5000 series cars now being tested by the CTA. 

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Photo by Joe Testagrose via chicago-l.org

The Snowflake Special Excursion is a fundraiser to preserve a pair of 2200 series cars at the museum. Tickets cost $42, and include  entry through the turnstile at the Forest Park station.

Order tickets here.

Brown Line rerouted in Loop Sunday.
From about 6:45 am till 5 pm on Sunday, the southbound Brown Line will rerouted from the outer track to the inner track and travel clockwise. Crews will be doing structural maintenance.

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