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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 25


00961-CTA #6195 Ravenswood train switching from the Outer Loop to the Inner Loop at the Washington Crossover - 12/1961
Thanks to Bill Wulfert for help identifying the location.




00962-CTA #6603 (slide marked 6595, but looks more like 6603) on the Douglas Outbound at 50th Ave - 09/08/1966 at 5:35pm




00963-CTA #6595-96 on the WNW Southbound at Anslie - 05/10/1970 at 3:52pm




00964-CTA #6596 on the Douglas Inbound at Hoyne - 09/07/1966 at 6:16pm




00965-CTA #6600-6599 on the WNW Inbound at Anslie - 05/10/1970 at 4:11pm




00966-CTA #6601 on the Douglas Outbound at Hoyne - 09/07/1966 at 6:20pm




00967-CTA #6601-02 on the Congress Line at DesPlaines - 01/28/1971 at 1:06pm




00968-CTA #6602 on the Congress Line Outbound at Damen - 06/06/1966 at 5:53pm (Slide is marked 1992, but looking at this and other slides, it's probably 1966)




00969-CTA #6603-04 on the WNW Southbound at Anslie - 05/10/1970 at 4:02pm




00970-CTA #6606 on the North-South Inbound at Belmont - 09/10/1966 at 12:11pm




00971-CTA #6608 on the Douglas Inbound at Polk - 09/07/1966 at 6:04pm




00972-CTA #6670-69 on the WNW Northbound at Anslie - 05/10/1970 at 3:57pm




00973-CTA #6622 Most likely on the Congress Line Westbound near the B&OCT RR Crossing - 07/08/1958
Thanks to Bill Wulfert for help identifying the location.




00974-CTA #6628-27 on the Logan Square Route Northbound at Fullerton - 11/12/1967 at 12:15pm




00975-CTA #6630 on the Douglas Outbound at Polk - 09/07/1966 at 6:53pm




00976-CTA #6632 on the Douglas Outbound at 49th - 09/08/1966 at 6:03pm




00977-CTA #6633 on the Congress Line Outbound at Damen - 06/06/1966 at 5:37pm




00978-CTA #6640-39 on the WNW Southbound at Hamlin - 05/24/1970 at 4:03pm




00979-CTA #6641 on the Congress Line Inbound at Kostner - No Date




00980-CTA #6642 on the Congress Line Outbound at Paulina - 06/16/1966 at 5:50pm




00981-CTA #6643 on the Douglas Inbound at 49th - 09/08/1966 at 5:59pm




00982-CTA #6644-43 at State and VanBuren - 10/24/1971 at 12:28pm




00983-CTA #6643-44 on Lake Westbound at Austin - 10/24/1971 at 1:08pm




00984-CTA #6643 on Lake Eastbound at Austin - 10/24/1971 at 1:45pm




00985-CTA #6644 on the Douglas Outbound at 50th Ave - 03/27/1967 at 3:12pm




00986-CTA #6646-45 at the Logan Square Terminal - 10/26/1969 at 11:50am




00987-CTA #6651-52 on the Logan Square Route Outbound at Western - 09/05/1966 at 12:22pm




00988-CTA #6656-55 in Des Plaines Yard - No Date (Slide processing date is 04/1964)
This pair is preserved in operational condition at the Illinois Railway Museum




00989-CTA #6658-57 on the WNW Southbound at Anslie - 05/10/1970 at 3:49pm




00990-CTA #6659 on the Congress Line Inbound a Austin - No Date




00991-CTA #6660-59 on the Douglas Westbound at 50th Ave - 10/26/1969 at 10:53am




00992-CTA #6669 on the Douglas Inbound at 50th Ave - 09/08/1966 at 5:36pm




00993-CTA #6670-69 on the WNW Northbound at Anslie - 05/10/1970 at 3:58pm




00994-CTA #6671-72 at Skokie Shops - 05/28/1978 at 5:30pm




00995-CTA #6673 on the Douglas Inbound at 18th - 09/07/1966 at 6:10pm




00996-CTA #6674 on the Douglas Outbound at 50th Ave - 09/08/1966 at 5:32pm




00997-CTA #6674-73 on the Douglas Eastbound at Laramie - 07/04/1971 at 10:31am




00998-CTA #6678 on the Douglas Inbound at Cicero - 08/28/1967 at 6:37pm




00999-CTA #6680-79 on the WNW Southbound at Hamlin - 05/24/1970 at 4:24pm




01000-CTA #6694 in the Cicero-Berwyn Yard - 07/24/1966 at 12:00pm




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