CTA Surface System History presented by the Illinois Railway Museum

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Below listed are Pamphlets pertaining to service and/or distributed to the public. The titles give you an idea of what is contained in each pamphlet. The date listed is either the date printed or the effective date of the information. "Rider's Reader" pamphlets are listed separately at the bottom.

  • 04/1938 - Instructions In Time Checking Transfers (CSL)
  • 1939 - CSL "Vital To You"
  • 04/15/1940 - Cicero-Berwyn Express Service
  • 10/01/1947 - Changes When CTA Takes Over
  • 1947 - Improved Lake Street 'L' Service

  • 10/01/1947 - Today You Are An Ownerider
  • 1949 - New Express Subway Service
  • 07/31/1949 - Ravenswood All-Express Trains
  • 08/01/1949 - North-South All Express Service
  • 12/04/1949 - Modern Streetcar an Bus Service for Halsted

  • 01/01/1950 - North-South All-Express Service (Pamphlet #1)
  • 01/01/1950 - North-South All-Express Service (Pamphlet #2)
  • c1950 - Loop 'L' Train Berthing Locations
  • 05/15/1950 - Lake Street Train Operations at Pine Ave
  • 12/31/1950 - Evanston Fare Collection

  • 01/21/1951 - New Elston Bus Service
  • 02/04/1951 - Division-Van Buren Route Service Change
  • 02/18/1951 - New Lincoln Ave Propane Bus Service
  • 02/25/1951 - Announcing Subway Service to Northwest Chicago
  • 03/11/1951 - Lincoln-Downtown Propane Bus Service

  • 04/15/1951 - Modern Bus Service On 35th Street
  • 08/12/1951 - Propane Bus Service on Roosevelt Rd
  • 12/09/1951 - Service Revisions to RT Routes
  • 12/1951 - Douglas Park Service
  • 12/1951 - Garfield Park Service

  • 12/1951 - Westchester-Garfield Extension Bus
  • circa 1952 - New Vehicles Purchased
  • 1952 - Democratic Convention Visitors Guide
  • 10/01/1952 - Interim Rates of Fare
  • 05/25/1952 - New Douglas Park Transfer Terminal

  • 02/01/1953 - Revised Shuttle Service
  • 02/02/1953 - Expanded 10c Shopper-Depot-Parking Lot Service
  • 05/24/1953 - Modern Motor Buses For 63rd Street
  • 07/15/1953 - Help Wanted
  • 09/12/1953 - Building Today For A Better Tomorrow

  • 11/15/1953 - Devon-Pratt Bus Extension
  • 07/06/1954 - All Metal Cars on Lake St 'L'
  • 12/04/1955 - Broadway-State Route Revisions
  • 06/17/1956 - Buses Replace Streetcars on Western Ave.
  • circa 1957 - Chicago's Mass Transportation System

  • 09/08/1957 - Clark & Wentworth Owl Service Time Tables
  • 09/08/1957 - Clark & Wentworth Route Revisions
  • 05/1959 - Transfer Regulations
  • 02/1960 - Transfer Instructions
  • 02/15/1960 - To CTAs West Side Subway Patrons

  • 05/1961 - CTA Buses
  • 07/17/1961 - 5c Transfer Charge
  • 07/27/1962 - Congress Terminal Open House
  • 08/25/1962 - New Look In Chicago Transit
  • 10/26/1962 - Lake Street Reduced Travel Time

  • 10/27/1962 - Elevation of Lake Street Rapid Transit
  • 08/28/1963 - Evanston Rapid Transit Parking Lot Improvement
  • 09/08/1963 - Service Changes In The South Chicago Area
  • 02/09/1964 - Stony Island Route Service Restored
  • 04/13/1964 - High Speed Rail Transit (Skokie Swift)

  • 12/14/1964 - Skokie Swift Announcement
  • c1960s - Employee Guide to Troubleshooting
  • 03/00/1967 - Electronic Controls For Lake Street Line
  • 1969 - Dan Ryan Rapid Transit Line
  • 05/06/1969 - Bus Routes Serving Englewood Ashland Station

  • 07/15/1969 - Northwestern Football Game Service
  • 1973 - Ravenswood Paulina Station Closing
  • Date Unknown - 2815 New Buses and Cars
  • Date Unknown - Special 151 Experimental Service For Bears Games
  • Rider's Reader

  • 03/1948     Vol 1 - No 1
  • 05/1948     Vol 1 - No 2
  • 07-08/1948     Vol 1 - No 3
  • 10/1948     Vol 1 - No 4
  • 12/1948     Vol 1 - No 5

  • 03/1949     Vol 2 - No 1
  • 05/1949     Vol 3 - No 1
  • 08/1949     Vol 2 - No 3
  • 11/1949     Vol 2 - No 4
  • 12/1949     Vol 2 - No 5
  • 02/1950     Vol 2 - No 6

  • 07/1950     Vol 3 - No 2
  • 10/1950     Vol 3 - No 3
  • 02/1951     Vol 3 - No 5

  • 06/1951     Vol 4 - No 1
  • 08/1951     Vol 4 - No 2
  • 11/1951     Vol 4 - No 3
  • 01/1952     Vol 4 - No 5
  • 07/1952     Vol 5 - No 2
  • 10/1952     Vol 4 - No 2

  • 12/1952     Vol 5 - No 5
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