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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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CTA Rapid Transit from the Steve Scalzo Photo Collection - Page 13


00481-CTA #5001 on the Ravenswood 07/28/1964




00482-CTA #51 on the Skokie Swift Outbound at Oakton - 08/26/1966 at 6:37pm




00483-CTA #51, #52, #53, and #54 signed for the Skokie Swift at Jarvis - 10/26/1969 at 2:30pm




00484-CTA #51 on the Skokie Swift at Searle - 11/23/1969 at 11:56am




00485-CTA #51 on the Skokie Swift Southbound at Kolmar - 11/23/1969 at 12:36pm




00486-CTA #51 on the Skokie Swift Northbound at Kostner - 12/14/1969 at 12:01pm




00487-CTA #52 on the Skokie Swift Inbound at Howard - 09/01/1969 at 6:04pm




00488-CTA #52 on the Skokie Swift Southbound at Dempster - 02/20/1968 at 4:02pm




00489-CTA #52 on the Skokie Swift Southbound at Kostner - 11/23/1969 at 11:24am




00490-CTA #52 on the Skokie Swift Southbound at Kenton - 11/23/1969 at 12:55pm




00491-CTA #53 on the Skokie Swift Outbound at Howard - 09/01/1966 at 6:06pm




00492-CTA #53 on the Skokie Swift Southbound at Niles Center - 11/23/1969 at 11:51am




00493-CTA #53 on the Skokie Swift at Kostner - 12/14/1969 at 11:59am




00494-CTA #53 - on the Skokie Swift Northbound at Crawford - 12/14/1969 at 12:32pm




00495-CTA #53, #50 & #6102-03 signed for Ravenswood Southbound at Armitage - 05/28/1973 at 9:55am during CERA's 35th Anniversary Fantrip




00496-CTA #53, #50 & 6102-03 Signed for Ravenswood Southbound at the Merchandise Mart - 05/28/1973 at 10:17am during CERA's 35th Anniversary Fantrip




00497-CTA #53, #50 & #6102-03 on the Englewood Branch Southbound at 61st - 05/28/1973 at 10:47am during CERA's 35th Anniversary Fantrip




00498-CTA #53, #50 & #6102-03 on Wells at Randolph - 05/25/1973 during CERA's 35th Anniversary Fantrip




00499-CTA #53, #50 & #6102-03 Westbound on Van Buren at State - 05/28/1973 at 2:25pm during CERA's 35th Anniversary Fantrip




00500-CTA #53, #50 & #6102-03 on the Ravenswood at Sedgwick - 05/28/1973 during CERA's 35th Anniversary Fantrip




00501-CTA #53, #50 & #6102-03 on the Ravenswood Westbound at Southport - 05/28/1973 at 3:55pm during CERA's 35th Anniversary Fantrip




00502-CTA #53, #50 & #6102-03 on the Ravenswood Westbound at Western - 05/28/1973 at 4:05pm during CERA's 35th Anniversary Fantrip




00503-CTA #53 with the CERA 35th Anniversary Fantrip Crew Posing at the Ravenswood Sedgwick Station - 05/28/1973 at 3:39pm




00504-CTA #75 (ex-#53) at Skokie Shops - 01/26/1975 at 1:26pm




00505-CTA #75 (ex-#53) on the Douglas Line Westbound at Laramie - 07/06/1975 at 10:13am




00506-CTA #75 (ex-#53) at Lake and Wells - 07/06/1975 at 12:10pm




00507-CTA #75 (ex-#53) On the North-South Route Northbound at Armitage - 07/06/1975 at 1:47pm




00508-CTA #75 (ex-#53) on the Dounglas Line Inbound - 07-06-1975




00509-CTA #75 (ex-#53) on the Lake-Douglas Transfer Track - 07/06/1975




00510-CTA #75 (ex-#53) on the Douglas Line Inbound at Paulina - 07/06/1975




00511-CTA #54 on the Skokie Swift Outbound at Oakton - 08/26/1966 at 6:20pm




00512-CTA #54 on the Skokie Swift at Dempster - 02/20/1968 at 4:06pm




00513-CTA #54 on the Skokie Swift in the Dempster Wye - 11/23/1969 at 11:35am




00514-CTA #54 on the Skokie Swift Northbound at Kenton - 11/23/1969 at 12:42pm




00515-CTA #54 on the Skokie Swift Northbound at Tripp - 12/14/1969 at 12:13pm




00516-CTA #54 on the Skokie Swift Southbound at Crawford - 12/14/1969 at 12:45pm




00517-CTA #1812 on Lake Street Route at Homan - No Date




00518-CTA #2001-02 on the Lake Route Turning from Lake onto Wells - 07/28/1964




00519-CTA #2002-01 on the Lake St Line at Harlem - 01/24/1971 at 8:37am




00520-CTA #2002 on the WNW Route at Logan Square - 01/24/1971 at 11:35am




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