CTA Surface System History presented by the Illinois Railway Museum

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The numbering system was devised by the late Don Liberko, who worked extensively on cataloging the different styles. It has been enhanced to include new versions.

We are currently working with transfer experts to verify/correct/populate transfer style dates. Currently they are our best estimates. Once solid dates are established (and new styles discovered), the style numbers may change to reflect the correct chronology.

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Style 12-1 - 10/01/1953 - "SEE OTHER SIDE" at bottom.

  • Archer (Archer Exp) - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • Armitage (Chicago) - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • Ashland (Ashland-Downtown) - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • Austin (Riverdale) (Laramie) (Yates-95th) - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • Belmont (Grand) - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • Blue Island (Ogden) - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • Broadway-State (Clark-Wentworth) - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • California, North (California, South)
  • Cicero (Narragansett) - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • Clybourn Higgins) - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • Cottage Grove (Southport) - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • Division (Van Buren) - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • Foster-Northwest Highway (Montrose)
  • Fullerton (43rd-Root)
  • Halsted (Halsted-Downtown) (Vincennes-111th) - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • Indiana (Damen, South) (Wallace-Racine)
  • Irving Park (Lawrence)
  • Kedzie (Kimball) - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • Kedzie-Homan (Harlem) - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • Lake-State (North) - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • Lincoln-Downtown (Lincoln-Wells) - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • Madison (FIfth) (Harrison) (Adams) - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • Milwaukee (Elston) - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • Morgan-Racine (North Damen) - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • Pulaski (Central)
  • Roosevelt (Cermak) (Douglas Park) - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • South Chicago-Ewing (South Chicago Express)
  • South Deering (Windsor Park)
  • Stony Island (Canal-Wacker)
  • Taylor-Sheffield (Howard) (Roscoe)
  • Touhy (Peterson) (Diversey) - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • Westchester-Forest Park (Garfield Park) - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • Western - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • 14th (16th-18th) (Pershing) - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • 47th (35th) - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • 51st-55th (26th) (31st, East) (31st, West)
  • 59th-61st (67th-69th) - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • 63rd - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • 79th (East 111th) - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • 93rd-95th (74th-75th) - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • 103rd-106th (87th) - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
  • 119th-Vincennes (71st) (115th) (83rd) - Image Courtesy Andre Kristopans
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