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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 5


00161-CTA #3145 & #3173 on State Route on Wabash at Chicago River - 04/1952




00162-CTA #3147 on Roosevelt Route at Lake Park Loop - 02/1953




00163-CTA #3152 on Cermak at Prairie - 04/1952




00164-CTA #3153 Turning Eastbound onto Lake from Pine - 02/1952




00165-CTA #3157 Eastbound on Cermak near Kenton Terminus - 03/1951




00166-CTA #3157 on Cermak at CB&O Underpass - 10/1951




00167-CTA #3163 on Ashland at 95th - 03/12/1949




00168-CTA #3163 on the Ogden-Randolph Route on Ogden near Kedzie - 06/1952




00169-CTA #3167 & #479 on Cermak at Kenton Terminus - 05/16/1954




00170-CTA #3371 on Cottage Grove at 95th - 03/1952




00171-CTA #318 Westbound on Cermak at Beltline Underpass - 12/1951




00172-CTA #3182 on the Cottage Grove Route - 01/1952




00173-CTA #3220 on 67th at Lake Shore Drive - 06/1952




00174-CTA #3194 on the Cottage Grove Route Turning from 115th onto St. Lawrence - 12/1952




00175-CTA #3220 on the 67th St Route on 71st at California - 12/1952




00176-CTA #3220 on 67th Near Stony Island - 05/31/1952




00177-CTA #3226 on the 67th St Route Turning from 71st onto Western - 06/1952




00178-CTA #3227 on 67th at California - 06/10/1951




00179-CTA #3242 on the 67th Route Turning from 69th onto Western - 12/1952




00180-CTA #3254 on the 67th St Route on 71st at California - 02/03/1953




00181-CSL #3266 at 59th and Central Park on the Last Day (not sure of what) - 02/14/1948




00182-CTA #3275 on 79th at Lake Shore Drive - 07/1952




00183-CTA #3277 on Cicero at 22nd - 10/1951




00184-CTA #3301 at South Shops - 11/1952




00185-CTA #3311 on the 67th St Route on Kedzie at South Chicago - 12/1952




00186-CTA #3321 on 79th at Exchange - 06/10/1951




00187-CTA #3327 & #609 on Cottage Grove at 115th - 12/1952




00188-CTA #3330 on the Cottage Grove Route - No Date




00189-CTA #3331 on Cottage Grove at Pullman - 11/16/1952




00190-CTA #3333 on Cottage Grove - 03/17/1952




00191-CTA #3335 on Cottage Grove at 115th - 12/1952




00192-CTA #3353 on the Cottage Grove Route Turning from 115th onto St. Lawrence - 03/1952




00193-CTA #3356 and Others Being Scrapped at 93rd and Drexel - 12/26/1952




00194-CTA #4001 at South Shops - 03/21/1954




00195-CTA #4004 on 63rd St Route Near End of Line - 06/10/1951




00196-CTA #4004 on Cottage Grove Near 115th - 08/1954




00197-CTA #4007 on Cottage Grove at 90th - 07/1954




00198-CTA #4009 on Western - 07/21/1955




00199-CTA #4019 on Cottage Grove - No Date




00200-CTA #4010 on 63rd St Route on PRW - 06/10/1951




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