• CTA 44
  • CTA 44
  • CTA 44
  • CTA 44

One of the more popular cars, CTA #44 is the only high-level car we operate.  This car, frequently refered to as a Rapid-Transit car, also our only high-level entry car. This requires the use of a 'high-level' boarding platform. The original configuration used both 3rd rail and trolley pole to provide power for the car. The third rail shoe has been electriclly disconnected but left in place for appearance.

CTA #44

Interior

Posted on May 6th, 2013

Although the trackage at the Museum does not get very hard use it still needs to be maintained. Our latest project was to replace the ties on the switch just east of the snap switch leading in to the loop track.


Gallery

Exterior

Posted on May 6th, 2013

The current major restoration project is the Public Service 1743. We have surpassed the half way point, that is we are putting stuff back on the car after having taken most of the stuff off.


Gallery

Electrical

Posted on May 6th, 2013

Currently we are running 4 days per week. Thursday and Friday we operate in the mornings and Saturday and Sunday we run all day.
Everyone is welcome to come out and go for a ride.


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