(I’m reposting this from last month because tickets are still available for Sunday’s tour.)
This year’s Snowflake Special Excursion tour of almost every CTA rail line will feature the 2400-series rail cars, scheduled to be replaced by the Series 5000 rail cars. The tour, sponsored by the Illinois Railway Museum, kicks off at 8:45 am on Sunday, March 25, from Harlem/Lake (Green Line) station, at Harlem Ave. and Circle Ave. in Forest Park/Oak Park.
Participants will gather in the passageway under tracks near Marion auxiliary entrance at east end of station. Free parking on Sundays is available in commuter lots at Harlem and South Blvd. (enter from South Blvd.) and north of the station on North Blvd. between Harlem and Marion. Riders may also board at Harlem inbound at approximately 9 a.m., at UIC-Halsted Blue Line station at approximately 9:40 a.m., or at Clark/Lake Blue Line (subway) station at approximately 9:55 a.m. To board train at either of these alternate stations, hold up ticket in plain view of motorman and excursion crew.
Tickets are $42 apiece. The tour includes almost all rail lines plus lots of non-revenue and yard trackage. The trip will conclude at about 5:40 p.m. at Harlem/Lake.