My wife knows that the best gift for this transit geek is anything CTA-related. And she delivered this weekend. For a wedding anniversary gift, no less.
So thank you to Susan for the CTA rail map pictured here.
Look at it closely and see how travel on the CTA rails has changed over the years. On this map you see:
- AB stops and A and B only stops.
- No Orange Line.
- The Blue northwest ends at Jefferson Park.
- The now Green Line goes south on the Dan Ryan Branch. It was called the Lake-Dan Ryan Line at the time.
- The current Red Line south splits far south to an Englewood and Jackson Park branch.
- There is no Pink Line.
- There was a Washington stop on the current Red Line.
- The Red Line Lake Street station was called Randolph.
What did I miss? And what year do you think this map was issued? Scooter and Jack, no guesses yet from you. Give others a chance! 😉
(View a larger version of this map on Flickr.)