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An historic train car from 1924. Photo: Steven Vance

Chicago’s ‘L’ Train Turned 125 Years Old Yesterday — What’s Next for the System?

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The Chicago Transit Authority celebrated the 125th anniversary of the ‘L’ yesterday by bringing out rapid transit cars built in 1923 and in 1976. The Chicago & South Side Rapid Transit Railroad Company commenced “Alley L” service on June 6, 1892, in an alley east of State Street between Congress Parkway and 39th Street, according to […]