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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.

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CSL/CTA Streetcars from the Steve Scalzo Photo Collection - Page 2


00041-CTA #343 on the 63rd St Route on PRW - 08/30/1952




00042-CTA #250 on the Chicago Route at Chiacgo & Lake Shore Drive - 08/1951




00043-CTA #352 on the Halsted Route at Dearborn & Randolph - 02/28/1954




00044-CTA #356 at the 69th & Ashland Carbarn - 06/1952




00045-CTA #368 on the 26th Street Route at 26th & Ashland - 02/12/1949




00046-CTA #370 on the Chicag Route at Chicago & Austin - 01/16/1952




00047-CTA #396 on the Ashland Route on paulina at Ashland & 12th - 04/1952




00048-CTA #407 on the Ashland Route at 8900 South on Ashland - 12/1951




00049-CTA #412 on the Roosevelt Route EB on Roosevelt at Ashland - 02/1950




00050-CTA #459 on the Roosevelt Route at Lake Park Loop - 06/1952




00051-CTA #460 on Roosevelt Route Eastbound on Roosevelt near State St. - 04/1951




00052-CTA #473 & #1733 on the Lake St and Austin - 05/16/1954 (Thanks to Andre Kristopans for the correct location)




00053-CTA #473 on the Cermak Route at the Cermak & Kenton Terminal - 05/16/1954




00054-CTA #479 - On the Lake St. Route Westbound at Lake & Pine - 05/16/1954




00056-CTA #479 & #473 on Lake and Austin - 05/16/1954 (Thanks to Andre Kristopans for the correct location)




00057-CTA #489 on the 63rd Street Route on 63rd near Cicero - 06/10/1951




00058-CTA #491 on the 63rd Street Route at the 63rd & Narragansett Terminal - 08/30/1952




00059-CTA #496 on the Cottage Grove Route Inbound at Cottage Grove & 96th - 11/1951




00060-CTA #501 on the Milwaukee Route - 09/1950




00061-CTA #506 on the Milwaukee Route Outbound - 06/1951




00062-CTA #518 on the Milwaukee Route at Damen - 03/1951




00063-CTA #521 on the Milwaukee Route East of Halsted - 11/1951




00064-CTA #527 on the Milwaukee Route at the Devon (Imlay) Loop - 05/1951




00065-CTA #529 - On the Milwaukee Route at Madison/C&NW Station - 11/1951




00066-CTA #531 on the Milwaukee Route - 08/1951




00067-CTA #532 & #123 on the Halsted Route at Chicago - 02/22/1954




00068-CTA #532 on the Milwaukee Route at the Devon (Imlay) Loop - 06/1951




00069-CTA #538 on the Roosevelt Route at Ashland - 02/1950




00070-CTA #540 on the Milwaukee Route at Clinton - 12/1951




00071-CTA #547 on the Milwaukee Route at Madison & Wacker - 11/1950




00072-CTA #549 on the Milwaukee Route at Madison & Wacker - 11/1950




00073-CTA #550 on the Milwaukee Route exiting the Devon (Imlay) Loop - 09/1951




00074-CTA #550 on the Milwaukee route at Canal - 11/1951




00075-CTA #556 on the Milwaukee Route at Clinton - 12/1951




00076-CTA #558 on the Ashland Route at 12th & Ashland - 12/1951




00077-CTA #571 on the Milwaukee Route at the Devon (Imlay) Loop - 09/1951




00078-CTA #578 on the Milwaukee Route at the Devon (Imlay) Loop - 09/1951




00079-CTA #578 on the Milwaukee Route on Randolph St - 06/1951




00080-CTA #581 on the Milwaukee Route - 06/1951




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