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Chicago Transit Authority marks 125 years of 'L' train service

Posted on June 6, 2017

CHICAGO — The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is celebrating the 125th anniversary of its elevated rail service on Tuesday, offering riders the opportunity to ride on two vintage trains — one from 1923 and another from 1976 — dnaInfo reports.

Trains began running on the city's first elevated railway on June 6, 1892, after the Chicago & South Side Rapid Transit Railroad Co. built the first elevated tracks from Congress and State to 39th, with trains of wooden passenger cars pulled by small, coal-burning, steam locomotives. For the full story, click here.

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