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(W) indicates drawing on white paper - (B) indicates drawing on blue paper. In the Loops and Property section, the date on blueprints marked with "(Rev)" reflect the revised date of the drawing, not the original date.


Streetcars

  • 101-700   02/01/1911 (W)
  • 169 Cars   05/22/1925 (W)
  • 169 Cars   06/16/1925 (B)
  • 169 Cars   06/16/1925 (W)
  • 701-750   02/01/1911 (B)

  • 751-1100   02/01/1911 (W)
  • 1101-1423   02/01/1911 (B)
  • 1424-1428   02/01/1911 (B)
  • 1429-1505   No Date (B)
  • 1506-1576   No Date (B)

  • 1577-1720   No Date (W)
  • 1800-1899   No Date (B)
  • 2501-2625   09/24/1910 (B)
  • 2701-2780   12/11/1913 (B)
  • 2801-2815   01/20/1914 (B)

  • 2816-2823   01/20/1914 (B)
  • 2824-2828, 2830-2838   01/20/1914 (B)
  • 2829   01/20/1914 (B)
  • 2839-2840   01/20/1914 (B)
  • 2841-2845   01/20/1914 (B)

  • 2841-2845   No Date (B)
  • 2846-2849, 2851-2856   01/20/1914 (B)
  • 2846-2856   No Date (B)
  • 2850   01/20/1914 (B)
  • 2859, 6239   11/01/1926 (B)

  • 2904-2922   06/30/1925 (B)
  • 3000-3089, 6000-6137   No Date (B)
  • 3091, 6147-6154   No Date (B)
  • 3093-3118, 2904-2922   04/08/1930 (B)
  • 3119-3178, 1721-1785, 6155-6189   06/16/1925 (B)

  • 3179-3201   11/01/1926 (B)
  • 3202-3261, 6199-6238   11/01/1926 (B)
  • 3262-3321, 6240-6279   11/01/1926 (B)
  • 3262-3321, 6240-6279   11/01/1926 (W)
  • 3322-3381, 6280-6319   12/18/1930 (B)

  • 3322-3381, 6280-6319   12/18/1930 (W)
  • 3322-3381, 6280-6319   04/21/1941 (W)
  • 4001   10/28/1935 (W)
  • 4002-4051, 7002-7034   03/05/1937 (W)
  • 4002-4051, 7002-7034   03/05/1937 (W)

  • 4002-4051, 7002-7034   No Date (B)
  • 4002-4051, 7002-7034 1-Man Conversion   02/01/1952 (W)
  • 4052-4061, 4372-4411, 7035-7114, 7115-7274   No Date (W)
  • 4052-4061, 7035-7044 1-Man Conversion   01/04/1954 (W)
  • 4062-4371   03/13/1942 (W)

  • 4062-4371   03/13/1947 (W)
  • 5001-5200   12/04/1913 (B)
  • 5201-5600   06/22/1931 (B)
  • 5301-5600   No Date (B)
  • 5601-5650   03/08/1910 (B)

  • 5651-5665   12-31-1912 (B)
  • 5701   08/17/1910 (Drawing) Image courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • 5702   02/10/1911 (B)
  • 5703-5827   12/04/1912 (B)
  • 5900-5999   11-22-1913 (B)

  • 6000-6137, 3000-3090   No Date (W)
  • 6147-6154, 3091   No Date (B)
  • 6155-6198, 1721-1785, 3119-3179   06/16/1925 (B)
  • 6199-6238, 3202-3261   11-01-1926 (B)
  • 6239, 2859   11/01/1926 (B)

  • 6240-6279, 3262-3321   11/01/1926 (B)
  • 6280-6319, 3322-3381   12/18/1930 (B)
  • 7001   05/20/1935 (W)
  • 7001   05/20/1935 (W) v2
  • 8000-8060, 9000-9046   06/18/1925 (B)

  • CCRy 6000-6137, CRYs 3000-3090   No Date (W)
  • Hospital Car   02/14/1918 (B)


  • Rapid Transit

  • 1-180   06/00/1919 (W)
  • 181-250   06/00/1919 (B)
  • 251-400   06/00/1919 (B)
  • 1001-1059   07/00/1919 (B)
  • 1100-1199   07/00/1919 (B)

  • 1200, 1221   07/00/1919 (B)
  • 1700-1734   07/00/1919 (B)
  • 1735-1768   07/00/1919 (B)
  • 1769-1788   07/00/1919 (B)
  • 1789-1808   07/00/1919 (B)

  • 2001-2180   06/00/1963 (W)
  • 2100-2124 except 2103, 2167   08/00/1919 (B)
  • 2154   08/00/1919 (B)
  • 2157, 2262   08/00/1919 (B)
  • 2157-2287   08/00/1919 (B)

  • 2200s   06-00-1969 (W)
  • 2202, 2288-2520   08/00/1919 (B)
  • 2281   08/00/1919 (B)
  • 2400s   08/29/1975 (W)
  • 2400s   11/05/1976 (W)

  • 2701-2763, 2780-2789   08/00/1919 (B)
  • 2717   08/00/1919 (B)
  • 2746, 2766   08/00/1919 (B)
  • 2756   08/00/1919 (B)
  • 2764-2865, 2769-2779   08/00/1919 (B)

  • 2791-2812   08/00/1919 (B)
  • 2800 Series   02/06/1956 (W)
  • 2813-2857, 2711   08/00/1919 (B)
  • 2858-2907   08/00/1919 (B)
  • 2908-2927, 2720   08/00/1919 (B)

  • 3001-3100   08/00/1919 (B)
  • 3101-2103, 3119   08/00/1919 (B)
  • 3101-3138   08/00/1919 (B)
  • 3139-3146   08/00/1919 (B)
  • 3147-3166   08/00/1919 (B)

  • 3201-3215   08/00/1919 (B)
  • 3216-3235   08/00/1919 (B)
  • 3236-3238   08/00/1919 (B)
  • 4001-4066   06/00/1919 (B)
  • 4129-4250   06/00/1919 (B)

  • 4251-4280, 4396-4425   06/00/1928 (B)
  • 4281-4310, 4426-4455   06/00/1928 (B)
  • 4311-4330, 4376-4395   06/00/1928 (B)
  • 4331-4375   06/00/1928 (B)
  • 5001-5004   08/00/1947 (W) - Part 1

  • 5001-5004   08/00/1947 (W) - Part 2
  • 6000s   08/15/1956 (W)
  • 6001-6130   05/00/1949 (W) - Part 1
  • 6001-6130   05/00/1949 (W) - Part 2
  • 6131-6200   11/00/1950 (W) - Part 1

  • 6131-6200   11/00/1950 (W) - Part 2
  • 6201-6470   01/00/1954 (W)
  • 6471-6600   08/00/1956 (W)
  • 6600s   05/00/1957 (W)


  • Trolley Coaches

  • 51-79, 92-98, 108-114, 125-129, 140-149   07/15/1933 (W)
  • 80-85, 99-105  11/14/1930 (W)
  • 86-91  12/18/1930 (W)
  • 106-107   03/22/1935 (W)
  • 115-122   12/18/1930 (W)

  • 123-124, 161-164   08/20/1931 (W)
  • 130-134, 150-160   08/21/1931 (W)
  • 135-139   08/20/1931 (W)
  • 165-170   12/12/1935 (W)
  • 171-185   06/13/1936 (W)

  • 186-202   09/17/1937 (W)
  • 203-322   01/10/1949 (W)
  • 323-367   01/07/1949 (W)
  • 368-412   01/10/1949 (W)
  • 413-761   09/25/1950 (W)


  • Motor Buses

  • 100-249   07/19/1961 (W)
  • 500-600   12/06/1954 (W)
  • 601-700   11/03/1954 (W)
  • 1201-1238   09/17/1937 (W)
  • 1205-1464   09/07/1954 (W)

  • 1301-1309   05/22/1942 (W)
  • 1400-1404   08/26/1946 (W)
  • 1600-1619   08/08/1949 (W)
  • 1620-1624   11/06/1946 (W)
  • 1700-1799   1949/01/19 (W)

  • 1800-1817   04/29/1947 (W)
  • 2101-2120   05/20/1935 (W)
  • 2201-2210   03/14/1938 (W)
  • 2301-2433   11/20/1946 (W)
  • 2500-2605   01/10/1949 (W)

  • 2701-2750   No Date (W)
  • 3000-3244   12/13/1965 (W)
  • 3101-3120   03/19/1935 (W)
  • 3201-3209   10/30/1937 (W)
  • 3210-3217, 3221-3230   11/05/1938 (W)

  • 3300-3449   08/15/1966 (W)
  • 3301-3315   08/31/1939 (W)
  • 3401-3697   05/21/1945 (W)
  • 3500-3699   03/01/1967 (W)
  • 4201-4212   11/09/1938 (W)

  • 4301-4355   09/19/1945 (W)
  • 5000-5499   No Date (W)
  • 5500-5999   1954/05/18 (W)
  • 6101-6134   03/17/1942 (W)
  • 6201-6220   No Date (W)

  • 6301-6306   No Date (W)
  • 6401-6410   No Date (W)
  • 6501-6520   08/04/1947 (W)
  • 6521-6630   01/10/1949 (W)
  • 6800-6838   03/13/1947 (W)

  • 7100-7115   01/10/1949 (W)
  • 7200-7299   01/07/1957 (W)
  • 8000-8149   04/01/1957 (W)
  • 8200-8349   11/17/1958 (W)
  • 8400-8498   07/06/1959 (W)

  • 8499   08/18/1960 (W)
  • 8500-8649   09/08/1961 (W)
  • 8700-8849   07/22/1965 (W)


  • Loops and Property

  • 14th & Waldron   08/31/1953
  • 14th & Waldron   07/29/1965 (Rev)
  • 16th St & 47th Ct   08/16/1950
  • 16th St & 47th Ct   11/22/1965 (Rev)
  • 26th & Kenton   09/12/1947

  • 26th & Kenton   12/02/1952
  • 31st & California   07/26/1950
  • 31st & California   11/22/1965 (Rev)
  • 31st & Komenski   09/14/1953 (Rev)
  • 31st & Komenski   11/22/1965 (Rev)

  • 42nd & Packers   02/10/1955
  • 51st & St Louis   09/26/1963
  • 55th & St Louis   10/04/1963
  • 59th & Keating   12/10/1956
  • 63rd & Archer   12/12/1961

  • 63rd & Narragansett  01/26/1955
  • 64th & Harlem   10/02/1956
  • 67th & Oglesby   08/30/1960
  • 74th & Damen   09/14/1955 (Rev)
  • 74th & Damen   11/23/1964

  • 75th & Lake Park   10/19/1960
  • 79th (East End)   06/06/1952
  • 79th (East End)   11/22/1965 (Rev)
  • 79th & Cicero   10/14/1960
  • 83rd & Green Bay   09/17/1962 (Rev)

  • 83rd & Green Bay   09/17/1962 (Rev) (v2)
  • 85th & Green Bay   05/14/1945
  • 87th & Cicero   11/01/1961
  • 87th & Western   02/28/1955
  • 97th & Western   10/08/1953

  • 111th & Harding   12/21/1956 (Rev)
  • 115th & Cottage Grove   02/23/1961
  • 115th & Cottage Grove   09/01/1965
  • 115th & Pulaski   01/13/1961
  • 115th & Pulaski   01/13/1961 v2

  • 116th & Green Bay   11/03/1952
  • Addison & Pueblo   03/13/1961 (Rev)
  • Addison & Pueblo   06/23/1964 (Rev)
  • Archer & Neva   12/16/1958 (Rev)
  • Archer & Neva   11/22/1965 (Rev)

  • Ashland & 95th   12/14/1954
  • Ashland & 95th   06/00/1963 (Rev)
  • Caldwell & Central   04/20/1962
  • Caldwell & Central   03/01/1965 (Rev)
  • Central, Devon & Caldwell   09/14/1940

  • Central & Harrison   11/29/1956 (Rev)
  • Central, & Milwaukee   06/26/1964 (Rev)
  • Cermak & 47th   01/05/1961
  • Cermak & 54th   03/28/1960
  • Cermak & Harlem   03/02/1960

  • Cermak & Harlem   02/08/1961
  • Chicago & Mayfield   02/02/1960 (Rev)
  • Chicago & Mayfield   06/23/1964 (Rev)
  • Cicero & 24th   03/26/1963 (Rev)
  • Cicero & 24th   08/27/1963 (Rev)

  • Cicero & 24th   11/22/1965
  • Cicero & Archer   02/03/1960 (Rev)
  • Cicero & Pensacola   02/02/1960 (Rev)
  • Cicero & Pensacola   03/01/1965 (Rev)
  • Cicero & Pensacola   11/22/1965 (Rev)

  • Clark, Arthur & Schreiber   04/25/1961 (Rev)
  • Clark & Arthur   08/01/1962
  • Clark & Arthur   08/31/1965
  • Clark & Howard   08/28/1962 (Rev)
  • Columbus, Lake Shore & Monroe   08/27/1953

  • Cottage Grove & Burnside   02/10/1956
  • Cottage Grove & Burnside   08/27/1965 (Rev)
  • Damen & 87th   07/22/1955
  • Damen & 87th   08/26/1965 (Rev)
  • Damen & Elston   02/29/1960

  • Damen & Elston   02/29/1960 (v2)
  • Desplaines & Forest Park   07/31/1961
  • Desplaines & Forest Park   06/24/1964 (Rev)
  • Devon & Kedzie   03/30/1956
  • Diversey & Neva   11/07/1958 (Rev)

  • Diversey & Neva   06/23/1964 (Rev)
  • Diversey & Neva   11/22/1965 (Rev)
  • Fairbanks & Ontario   02/03/1960 (Rev)
  • Fairbanks & Ontario   06/25/1964 (Rev)
  • Fullerton & Parkside   08/16/1950

  • Fullerton & Parkside   03/01/1965 (Rev)
  • Grand & Fullerton   10/10/1958 (Rev)
  • Grand & Fullerton   06/22/1964 (Rev)
  • Grand & Latrobe   02/01/1960 (Rev)
  • Grand & Latrobe   06/16/1964 (Rev)

  • Grand & Navy Pier   04/28/1961 (Rev)
  • Grand & Navy Pier   09/08/1965 (Rev)
  • Grand & Nordica   02/01/1960 (Rev)
  • Grand & Nordica   06/10/1964 (Rev)
  • Halsted, 79th & Emerald   04/25/1961 (Rev)

  • Halsted & Belmont   02/29/1960 (Rev)
  • Halsted & Waveland   03/08/1960
  • Halsted & Waveland   06/09/1964 (Rev)
  • Hamlin & Fulton   11/07/1958 (Rev)
  • Hamlin & Fulton   11/07/1958 (Rev) (v2)

  • Howard & Hermitage   02/06/1962
  • Howard & McCormick   04/25/1961 (Rev)
  • Howard & McCormick   06/19/1964 (Rev)
  • Irving Park & Neenah   06/00/1962 (Rev)
  • Irving Park & Neenah   06/23/1964 (Rev)

  • Irving Park & Pueblo   07/26/1959
  • Irving Park & Pueblo   05/31/1961
  • Jackson & Austin   11/13/1958 (Rev)
  • Jackson & Austin   06/10/1964 (Rev)
  • Kedzie & 63rd   04/14/1953

  • Kedzie & Devon   02/08/1960 (Rev)
  • Kedzie & Devon   06/24/1964 (Rev)
  • Kedzie & Peterson   02/12/1960 (Rev)
  • Kedzie & Peterson   03/02/1965 (Rev)
  • Kedzie & Peterson   11/22/1965 (Rev)

  • Lake Park & 55th   04/06/1932
  • Lake Park & Dorchester   10/22/1952
  • Lavergne & Flournoy   10/01/1962
  • Linclon & Whipple   11/12/1958 (Rev)
  • Linclon & Whipple   03/02/1965 (Rev)

  • Linclon & Whipple   11/22/1965 (Rev)
  • Madison & Austin   02/01/1960 (Rev)
  • Madison & Austin   06/26/1964 (Rev)
  • McCormick & Bell&Howell   03/07/1960
  • McCormick & Bell&Howell   03/02/1965 (Rev)

  • Merchandise Mart Plaza   03/17/1960
  • Merchandise Mart Plaza   06/10/1963
  • Milwaukee & Central   11/10/1955 (Rev)
  • Milwaukee & Imlay   04/13/1960
  • Milwaukee & Imlay   03/02/1965 (Rev)

  • Montrose & Broadway   02/24/1960 (Rev)
  • Montrose & Milwaukee   02/04/1960 (Rev)
  • Montrose & Milwaukee   06/24/1964 (Rev)
  • Montrose & Milwaukee   11/22/1965 (Rev)
  • Montrose & Narragansett   08/30/1963 (Rev)

  • Montrose & Pueblo   03/02/1961
  • Montrose & Pueblo   06/09/1964
  • Narragansett & North   08/29/1962 (Rev)
  • North & Clark   10/29/1958 (Rev)
  • North & Clark   03/02/1965 (Rev)

  • North & Clybourn   11/13/1952
  • North & Winchester   10/27/1958 (Rev)
  • North & Winchester   03/02/1965 (Rev)
  • Pulaski & 104th   03/14/1960 (Rev)
  • Pulaski & Foster   06/04/1952

  • Pulaski & Foster   06/09/1964 (Rev)
  • Pulaski & Peterson   02/08/1960 (Rev)
  • Pulaski & Peterson   03/02/1965 (Rev)
  • Racine & 87th   11/21/1952
  • Roosevelt & Monitor   11/12/1958 (Rev)

  • Roosevelt & Monitor   06/23/1964 (Rev)
  • Roosevelt & Wabash   02/18/1960 (Rev)
  • Roosevelt & Wabash   06/25/1964 (Rev)
  • South Park & 63rd   03/23/1960 (Rev)
  • Torrence & 112th   07/22/1960 (Rev)

  • Torrence & 128th   03/20/1947
  • Western & 119th   12/04/1956 (Rev)
  • Western & 79th   04/28/1961 (Rev)
  • Western & Berwyn   04/25/1961 (Rev)
  • Western & Berwyn   08/10/1964 (Rev)

  • Western & Birchwood   02/24/1960 (Rev)
  • Western & Birchwood   06/09/1964 (Rev)
  • Western & Birchwood   11/22/1965 (Rev)
  • Western & Leland   02/03/1960 (Rev)
  • Western & Leland   06/26/1964 (Rev)

  • Property - Broadway & Ardmore   08/14/1962 (Rev)
  • Property - Forest Park Terminal   03/29/1955 (Rev)
  • Property - Logan Square Terminal   08/16/1962 (Rev)
  • Property - Vincennes & 80th   03/28/1935
  • Property - Vincennes & 80th   05/05/1961

  • Storage Yard - State & 15th   10/05/1962


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  • Wiring Diagram Book for 5000-5499 Series Motor Buses
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