CTA Surface System History presented by the Illinois Railway Museum
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.
Click on the desired route below to see the hi-res transfer image. PLEASE USE YOUR BROWSER'S "BACK" BUTTON TO RETURN TO THIS PAGE. Routes in parenthesis are on the transfer, but not the main route listed.
Style 12-2a - Date Unknown"T" and "20" added vertically.
Ashland (Ashland-Downtown) [Image courtesy Andre Kristopans]
Austin (Riverdale) (Laramie) (Yates-95th)
Blue Island (Ogden)
California, North (California, South)
Cottage Grove (Southport)
Division (Van Buren)
Foster-NW Highway (Montrose)
Halsted (Halsted-Downtown) (Vincennes-111th)
Indiana (Damen, South) (Wallace-Racine)
Irving Park (Lawrence)
Madison (Fifth) (Harrison) (Adams)
Morgan-Racine (North Damen)
Roosevelt (Cermak) (Douglas Park)
South Deering (Windsor Park)
Stony Island (Canal-Wacker)
Taylor-Sheffild (Howard) (Roscoe)
Touhy (Peterson) (Diversey)
Westchester-Forest Park (Garfield Park) [Image courtesy Andre Kristopans]
14th (16th-18th) (Pershing)
51st-55th (26th) (31st, East) (31st, West)
79th (111th, East)
119th-Vincennes (71st) (115th) (83rd)
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