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 14b - c1968

Blue date and serial numbers.

  • Addison
  • Archer (Express) (via Expressway)
  • Armitage
  • Ashland (Ashland-Downtown) (35th)
  • Austin (Southport)
  • Belmont (Fullerton, West)
  • Blue Island-26th
  • Broadway
  • California, South (Harlem)
  • Canal-Wacker (Devon-Cicero)
  • Central
  • Cermak
  • Chicago
  • Cicero (Pulaski, South)
  • Clark
  • Cottage Grove
  • Damen, North (Damen, South)
  • Devon-Sheridan (26th-31st)
  • Diversey (Logan Square)
  • Division
  • Douglas (Ohio-Union Station)
  • Douglas Ext (Roscoe)
  • Elston-Clybourn (Elston)
  • Evanston RT (Skokie Swift)
  • Foster-Central (Yates-95th)
  • Foster-Northwest Hwy (Bell & Howell)
  • Fullerton (Belmont, East)
  • Garfield (Garfield Exp)
  • Grand
  • Halsted (Halsted-Downtown)
  • Harrison (Adams)
  • Higgins
  • Indiana (Halsted, South)
  • Irving Park
  • Jeffery (Drexel-Hyde Park) (Hyde Park)
  • Kedzie-California
  • Kedzie-Homan
  • Kimball (Kedzie, South)
  • King Dr
  • Lake (Pershing)
  • Lake RT
  • Laramie (Morgan-Racine)
  • Lawrence
  • Lincoln-Larrabee (Lincoln-Wabash)
  • Loop RT
  • Madison
  • Michigan-State-Wacker
  • Milwaukee (Devon-Northwest Exp)
  • Monroe Parking
  • Montrose (Marquette)
  • North
  • North-Narragansett-Irving Park (Montrose-Lawrence)
  • North-South RT R1
  • North-South RT R2
  • North-South RT R3
  • Ogden DT (Ogden)
  • Peterson (Bell & Howell)
  • Pulaski (Cicero, South)
  • Ravenswood RT
  • Roosevelt
  • Sheridan
  • Skokie-Howard (71st)
  • South Chicago Exp
  • South Deering
  • South Park
  • State
  • Stony Island
  • Taylor-Sheffield (Lunt-Touhy) (Bell & Howell)
  • Vincennes-111th (Wentworth)
  • Wallace-Racine
  • Washington Exp
  • Wentworth
  • Westchester (Skokie)
  • Western
  • Western, North (Western, South)
  • West-Northwest RT R1
  • West-Northwest RT R2
  • West-Northwest RT R3
  • Wilson (LaSalle) (LaSalle-Sheridan Exp)
  • 35th (16th-18th)
  • 43rd-Root
  • 47th (47th, West)
  • 51st
  • 55th (31st, West)
  • 59th-61st
  • 63rd
  • 67th-69th
  • 74th-75th (63rd, West)
  • 79th (79th, West)
  • 83rd-95th
  • 87th
  • 103rd-106th
  • 111th-115th (Riverdale-111th)
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