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 15b - Date Unknown

Same as 15a except for rules on back.

  • Addison
  • Archer (Express) (via Expressway)
  • Armitage
  • Ashland (Ashland-Downtown) (35th)
  • Austin (Southport)
  • Belmont (Fullerton, West)
  • Blue Island-26th
  • Broadway
  • California, North (Kedzie, South)
  • California, South (Harlem)
  • Canal-Wacker (Devon-Cicero)
  • Central
  • Central, North (Yates-95th)
  • 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 (Bell & Howell)
  • Fullerton (Belmont, East)
  • Garfield-55th (31st, West)
  • Grand (Northwest Hwy)
  • Halsted (Halsted-Downtown)
  • Harrison (Adams)
  • Higgins
  • Indiana (Halsted, South) - Plate 32B
  • Indiana (Halsted, South) - Plate 32C
  • Irving Park
  • Jackson (Independence)
  • Jeffery (Drexel-Hyde Park) (Hyde Park)
  • Kedzie-California
  • Kimball-Homan (Pullman)
  • King Dr
  • Lake (Pershing)
  • Laramie (Morgan-Racine)
  • Lawrence
  • Lincoln-Larrabee (Lincoln-Wabash)
  • Loop RT
  • Madison
  • Michigan, South (Foster-Lawrence) - Plate 27D
  • Michigan, South (Foster-Lawrence) - Plate 27E
  • Michigan-State-Wacker
  • Milwaukee (Devon-Northwest Exp) - Plate 45
  • Milwaukee - Plate 45B
  • Monroe Parking
  • Montrose (Marquette)
  • North
  • North-Narragansett (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 (Milwaukee, North)
  • South Deering
  • State
  • Stony Island
  • Taylor-Sheffield (Lunt-Touhy) (Bell & Howell)
  • Vincennes-111th (Wentworth)
  • Wallace-Racine
  • Washington Exp
  • Wentworth - Plate 66
  • Wentworth Plate 66B
  • Westchester (Skokie) (O'Hare)
  • Western
  • Western, North (Western, South)
  • West-Northwest RT R1
  • West-Northwest RT R2
  • West-Northwest RT R3
  • West-South RT
  • Wilson (LaSalle) (LaSalle-Sheridan Exp)
  • 35th (16th-18th)
  • 43rd-Root
  • 47th (47th, West)
  • 51st
  • 59th-61st
  • 63rd
  • 67th-69th
  • 74th-75th (63rd, West)
  • 79th (Irving Park, West)
  • 83rd-95th
  • 87th
  • 103rd-106th (103rd, West)
  • 111th-115th
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