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These photos are available thanks to the generosity of Kimberly Scalzo. Her husband, the last Steve Scalzo, was a prolific transit photographer. He was also extremely careful to mark the vast majority of his slides with dates and locations. Thanks to these two individuals, we are able to take a walk down memory lane and peer into the past.

Due to concerns expressed by some about rampant piracy of photos on the internet, restrictions have been placed on posting photos from the Museum's collection here. The requirements set forth state that they must be low res and watermarked. We apologize to the vast majority of our patrons who only use this site as intended, for personal enjoyment and information gathering.



CSL/CTA Streetcars from the Steve Scalzo Photo Collection - Page 1


00001-State Street - 1913




00002-State & Madison - 1911




00003-Chicago City Railways #6 at South Shops - 10/21/1956




00004-CTA #104 on Blue Island Route at Western & 26th - 12/1952




00005-CTA #119 on the 26th Street Route at Kenton - 05/1953




00006-CTA #119 on the Halsted Route at Grand - 02/22/1954




00007-CTA #127 on the 63rd Street Route at Central - 01/1953




00008-CTA #127 on the Ashland Route at the Congress (Eisenhower) Expressway - 08/1953




00009-CTA #132 on the 63rd Street Route at 64th & Stony Island East Terminal - 11/28/1951




00010-CTA #660 on the Cottage Grove Route at Pullman - 01/1952




00011-CTA #141 on Halsted Route at the Congress (Eisenhower) Expressway - 05/1952




00012-CTA #143 on the Halsted Route - 02/1954




00013-CTA #144 During an Illini Railroad Club Fantrip on Clark at 11th - 12/29/1958




00014-CTA #144 - At Clark & Lake on the Last Trip - No Date




00015-CTA #144 DUring an Illini Railroad Club Fantrip on Dearborn - 12/18/1955




00016-CTA #144 - 1956




00017-CTA #165 on the 63rd Street Route on Private ROW - 08/17/1951




00018-CTA #192 on the 63rd Stret Route on Private ROW - 06/1952




00019-CTA #201 at Lawndale Carbarn - 07/1952




00020-CTA #204 After Rebuilding - No Date




00021-CTA #215 on the Halsted Route at Wayland - 02/22/1954




00022-CTA #220 on the 63rd Street Route on Private ROW - 01/1953




00023-CTA #225 on the 26th Street Route at Western - 12/1952




00024-CTA #222 - On the Halsted Route Near Division - 02/22/1954




00025-CTA #225 on the Halsted Route at Belmont & Clark - 02/22/1954




00026-CTA #225 - No Date




00027-CTA #255 on the Roosevelt Route Near State - 04/1951




00028-CTA #241 on the Roosevelt Route at the Chicago River - 05/1951




00029-CTA #245 on the Chicago Route Near Halsted - 06/10/1951




00030-CTA #247 on the Cermak Route Near Kenton - 09/16/1939




00031-CTA #256 at the 71st & Vincennes Car House - No Date




00032-CTA #265 on the Roosevelt Route at the Lake Park Loop - 06/1952




00033-CTA #273 on the Halsted Route at 63rd - 11/1952




00034-CTA #274 on the 63rd Street Route on Private ROW - 08/30/1952




00035-CTA #279 on the Milwaukee Route at Western - 03/1951




00036-CTA #293 on the Chicago Route Near Ashland - 06/10/1951




00037-CTA #296 on the Chicago Route at State & Lake - 10/1951




00038-CTA #302 on the Chicago Route at Lake Shore Drive - 08/1951




00039-CTA #317, #6141 and #234 at the Kedzie Carbarn - 03/1950




00040-CTA #324 on the 63rd Street Route at Narragansett Loop- 07/1952




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