CTA Surface System History presented by the Illinois Railway Museum

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Unlike the main transfer sections, there is NO rhyme or reason behind the numbering system on this page. They are somewhat in chronological order, but not strict. If at a future date we, along with help from experts, are able to determine exact dates, the style numbers will be updated to reflect this info.

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Rapid Transit Transfers

Style RT-01 - CRT - c1937

  • Douglas Park
  • Englewood (Normal Park)
  • Garfield Park
  • Jackson Park

  • Kenwood (Stock Yards)
  • Logan Square (Humboldt Park)
  • Loop
  • Loop R2


  • Style RT-02 - CRT - Date Unknown

  • Loop
  • Wilson-Howard


  • Style RT-03 - CRT - c1938

  • Douglas Park
  • Emergency
  • Englewood (Normal Park)
  • Garfield Park

  • Jackson Park
  • Kenwood (Stock Yards)
  • Lake Street
  • Logan Square (Humboldt Park)

  • Loop
  • Ravenswood
  • Wilson-Howard


  • Style RT-04 - CRT - Date Unknown

  • Jackson Park
  • Loop


  • Style RT-05 - CRT - Date Unknown

  • Garfield Park
  • Jackson Park
  • Kenwood (Stock Yards)
  • Lake Street

  • Logan Square (Humboldt Park)
  • Loop
  • Ravenswood
  • Wilson-Howard


  • Style RT-06 - CRT - Date Unknown

  • Douglas Park
  • Englewood (Normal Park)
  • Garfield Park
  • Kenwood (Stock Yards)
  • Lake Street

  • Logan Square (Humboldt Park)
  • Loop
  • Ravenswood
  • Wilson-Howard
  • Wilson-Howard R2


  • Style RT-07 - CRT - Date Unknown

  • Garfield Park
  • Jackson Park
  • Kenwood (Stock Yards)
  • Loop
  • Wilson-Howard


  • Style RT-08 - CRT - Date Unknown

  • Douglas Park
  • Emergency
  • Englewood (Normal Park)
  • Garfield Park

  • Jackson Park
  • Lake Street
  • Logan Square (Humboldt Park)
  • Loop

  • Ravenswood
  • Subway
  • Wilson-Howard


  • Style RT-09 - CTA - Date Unknown

  • Douglas Park
  • Englewood (Normal Park)
  • Evanston (Skokie)
  • Garfield Park

  • Jackson Park
  • Kenwood (Stock Yards)
  • Lake Street
  • Logan Square (Humboldt Park)

  • Loop
  • Ravenswood
  • Subway
  • Wilson-Howard


  • Style RT-10 - CTA - Date Unknown

  • Douglas Park
  • Englewoodm (Normal Park)
  • Evanston (Skokie) (Westchester-Forest Park)
  • Evanston (Skokie) (Westchester-Forest Park) 1/2 Fare
  • Garfield Park

  • Jackson Park
  • Kenwood (Stock Yards)
  • Lake Street
  • Logan Square

  • Loop
  • Ravenswood
  • Subway
  • Wilson-Howard


  • Style RT-11 - CTA - Date Unknown

  • Douglas Park
  • Emergency G
  • Englewood
  • Evanston-Skokie
  • Garfield Park
  • Jackson Park
  • Kenwood
  • Lake Street
  • Logan Square
  • Loop
  • Ravenswood
  • Subway
  • Wilson-Howard


  • Style RT-12 - CTA - Date Unknown

  • Douglas Park
  • Englewood (Normal Park)
  • Evanston (Skokie) (Westchester-Forest Park)
  • Garfield Park

  • Jackson Park
  • Lake Street
  • Loop
  • Logan Square

  • Ravenswood
  • Subway
  • Wilson-Howard


  • Style RT-13 - CTA - Date Unknown

  • Emergency C
  • Emergency D
  • Emergency F
  • Emergency G
  • Evanston-Skokie
  • Evanston-Skokie 1/2 Fare
  • Subway
  • Subway R2


  • Style RT-14 - CTA - Date Unknown

  • Douglas Park
  • Emergency B
  • Emergency C
  • Emergency D
  • Englewood
  • Evanston-Skokie
  • Evanston-Skokie R2
  • Garfield Park
  • Jackson Park
  • Kenwood
  • Lake Street
  • Logan Square
  • Loop
  • Ravenswood
  • Subway
  • Wilson-Howard


  • Style RT-15 - CTA - Date Unknown

    This is possibly a machine issued transfer.

  • Subway
  • Reverse Side


  • Style RT-16 - CTA - Date Unknown

  • Douglas
  • Emergency
  • Evanston (Skokie) (Westchester)
  • Evanston (Skokie) (Westchester) Half Fare

  • Garfield
  • Lake
  • Loop
  • Milwaukee

  • Milwaukee (Kenwood) (Stock Yards)
  • North-South
  • North-South R2
  • Ravenswood


  • Style RT-17 - CTA - Date Unknown

  • Douglas
  • Garfield
  • Lake
  • Loop

  • Milwaukee (Kenwood) (Stock Yards)
  • Milwaukee R2
  • Milwaukee R3
  • North-South

  • North-South (v2)
  • North-South (v3)
  • Ravenswood


  • Style RT-18 - CTA - c1957-1958

  • Lake
  • Loop
  • North-South
  • West-Northwest
  • Reverse Side


  • Style RT-19 - CTA - c1957

  • Garfield
  • Lake
  • Loop
  • Milwaukee

  • Milwaukee (Kenwood) (Stock Yards)
  • North-South
  • North-South R2
  • North-South R3

  • Ravenswood
  • West-Northwest
  • Reverse Side


  • Style RT-20 - CTA - c1957

  • Douglas
  • Garfield
  • Lake
  • Loop

  • Milwaukee (Kenwood) (Stock Yards)
  • Milwaukee R2
  • North-South
  • North-South R2

  • North-South R3
  • Ravenswood
  • West-Northwest
  • Reverse Side


  • Style RT-21 - CTA - c1955 or 1959

  • Douglas
  • Garfield
  • Lake

  • Loop
  • North-South
  • Reverse Side


  • Style RT-22 - CTA - c1959

  • Evanston (Skokie) (Westchester)
  • Lake
  • Loop
  • North-South

  • North-South (v2)
  • North-South (v3)
  • North-South (v4)
  • Ravenswood

  • West-Northwest
  • West-Northwest (v2)
  • West-Northwest (v3)
  • Reverse Side


  • Style RT-23 - CTA - c1960

  • Evanston
  • Lake
  • Loop
  • North-South

  • North-South (v2)
  • North-South (v3)
  • Ravenswood
  • Westchester (Skokie)

  • West-Northwest
  • West-Northwest (v2)
  • West-Northwest (v3)
  • Reverse Side


  • Style RT-24 - CTA - 12/03/1960

  • Loop
  • North-South
  • North-South (v2)

  • North-South (v3)
  • Ravenswood
  • Reverse Side


  • Style RT-25 - CTA - c1961

  • Evanston
  • Lake
  • Loop
  • North-South

  • North-South (v2)
  • North-South (v3)
  • Ravenswood
  • West-Northwest

  • West-Northwest (v2)
  • West-Northwest (v3)
  • Reverse Side


  • Style RT-26 - CTA - c1962

  • North-South
  • North-South (v2)
  • Ravenswood
  • Reverse Side


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