If you have ever wondered what it was like to ride in a 1920's era train or 1960's era bus in Chicago, you will soon have the chance to do just that, thanks to Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).The CTA has announced the creation of the CTA Heritage Fleet. It is a program to preserve and celebrate more than 100 years of history of the CTA.

CTA President Dorval R Carter, in a press release, said

The CTA has a very rich history, one that has contributed to the growth of Chicago as one of the world’s most vibrant cities. The Heritage Fleet will allow the CTA and its customers to celebrate and appreciate that history in a real, tangible way.

The Heritage Fleet includes selected retired rail cars and buses

  • Two 1923 4000-series rail cars, featuring the orange-and-brown paint scheme they wore in the 1940s and adorned with reproduced advertisements from the era.
  • An eight-car train of 2400-series rail cars, produced from 1976-1978 and featuring their restored red-white-and-blue exterior markings.
  • Three buses from the 1960s, all featuring their original markings.

It's a chance for transit historians and the public to go back to a bygone era in city travel.

Check out out these classic Chicago train cars and buses.

These classic trains and buses will be on display in Chicago and some are even available for rental . Yes, the CTA will let you throw an "L" party. Be aware prices start at $2000.00.

Read more about the heritage program HERE.





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