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thereisnogrey:

I had to go to the office to grab something and the M turned out to be this “holiday train”. it’s loud in an old train way and the inside is all red and green and the ads are from the 50s or 60s when it was only sensible to put a few colors in a print ad. all of the people who stumbled upon the train unintentionally must have been about as excited to ride it as those who sought it out, because everyone on the train was pretty excited.

I read my book and got off at the usual stop, but enjoyed the ride especially much

The MTA holiday train is slightly less festive than the CTA holiday train.

thereisnogrey:

I had to go to the office to grab something and the M turned out to be this “holiday train”. it’s loud in an old train way and the inside is all red and green and the ads are from the 50s or 60s when it was only sensible to put a few colors in a print ad. all of the people who stumbled upon the train unintentionally must have been about as excited to ride it as those who sought it out, because everyone on the train was pretty excited.

I read my book and got off at the usual stop, but enjoyed the ride especially much

The MTA holiday train is slightly less festive than the CTA holiday train.

Decal on a Cincinnati Car Company-made 4000-series train car; this model in particular served the CTA from 1923-1973. The CTA brought this car out this past weekend at an event to celebrate 100 years of service to the Linden stop in Wilmette, IL.
Edit: Also, what is that beautiful font? Futura?

Decal on a Cincinnati Car Company-made 4000-series train car; this model in particular served the CTA from 1923-1973. The CTA brought this car out this past weekend at an event to celebrate 100 years of service to the Linden stop in Wilmette, IL.

Edit: Also, what is that beautiful font? Futura?


This photo, just two months after it opened, shows the Belmont station on what is now the O’Hare Branch of the Blue Line, with two Douglas-Milwaukee “B” trains berthed in the station. The station opened on February 1, 1970 as part of a new subway to connect the Logan Square ‘L’ (opened in 1895) to the new expressway median line in the Kennedy, terminating at Jefferson Park. The line would later be further extended to Chicago-O’Hare International Airport (ORD). (via CTA Flickr)

The L station I use most often turned 42 today.

This photo, just two months after it opened, shows the Belmont station on what is now the O’Hare Branch of the Blue Line, with two Douglas-Milwaukee “B” trains berthed in the station. The station opened on February 1, 1970 as part of a new subway to connect the Logan Square ‘L’ (opened in 1895) to the new expressway median line in the Kennedy, terminating at Jefferson Park. The line would later be further extended to Chicago-O’Hare International Airport (ORD). (via CTA Flickr)

The L station I use most often turned 42 today.