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CTA_BL1321.jpg
CTA BL1321 (ex-CMC 1266)733 viewsCTA work bus BL1321. The BL designation meant bus locker; these buses were parked at construction sites for use as storage sheds. Photograph taken by Mel Bernero.
CTA_BA135.jpg
CTA BA135 (ex-CSL 2362)610 viewsCTA work bus BA135 at North Avenue Garage. The BA designation is for salt spreaders; the salt bin is in the middle of the bus. It is also equipped with a plow and sleet scrapers for use on trackless trolley. Photograph taken by Mel Bernero.
CTA2427-2401BlueIslandGarage.jpg
CTA 2401 & 2427 (ex-CSL 2401 & 2427)490 viewsCTA #2401 & 2427 at the Blue Island garage. Photographer unknown; collection of Mel Bernero.
CTA3497.jpg
CTA 3497 (ex-CSL 3497)578 viewsCTA #3497 working route 15-Canal/Wacker at Wabash Avenue & Illinois Street. Photographer unknown; collection of Mel Bernero.
CTA0515.jpg
CTA 515 (ex-CMC 515)544 viewsCTA #515. Photographer unknown; collection of Mel Bernero.
CTA_BW44.jpg
CTA BW44 (ex-CMC 518)706 viewsCTA work bus BW44. Photograph taken by Mel Bernero.
CTA_BA194_183.jpg
CTA BA194 & BA183 (ex-6613 & CSL 6515)741 viewsCTA work buses BA194 & BA183. These buses were used to remove sleet from trackless trolley wires - note the addition of poles on the roof. Photograph taken by Mel Bernero.
CTA366354thTerminal.jpg
CTA 3663579 viewsCTA #3663 at the 54th Avenue terminal in Cicero. Photographer unknown; collection of Mel Bernero.
CTA3667Canal18th.jpg
CTA 3667507 viewsCTA #3667 working route 18-16th/18th at Canal & 18th Streets. Photographer unknown; collection of Mel Bernero.
CTA3678White.jpg
CTA 3678620 viewsCTA #3678 working route 18-16th/18th at 18th Street & Damen Avenue. Photographer unknown; collection of Mel Bernero.
CTA5094_rt73.jpg
CTA 5094648 viewsCTA #5094 working route 73-Armitage. Photograph taken by Mel Bernero.
163_CTA5137onRt92atJeffersonPark8-21-70JT.jpg
CTA 5137851 viewsCTA #5137 working route 92-Foster at Jefferson Park Terminal. Photograph taken August 21, 1970 by Joe Testagrose.
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