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CTA_BW44.jpg
CTA BW44 (ex-CMC 518)750 viewsCTA work bus BW44. Photograph taken by Mel Bernero.
CTA_BL1321.jpg
CTA BL1321 (ex-CMC 1266)777 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_BA194_183.jpg
CTA BA194 & BA183 (ex-6613 & CSL 6515)781 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.
CTA_BA135.jpg
CTA BA135 (ex-CSL 2362)646 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.
CTA8270_rt66.jpg
CTA 8270840 viewsCTA #8270 working route 66-Chicago. Photograph taken by Mel Bernero.
CTA8012_56A_JeffPark.jpg
CTA 8012634 viewsCTA #8012 working route 56A-North Milwaukee at the Jefferson Park terminal. Photograph taken by Mel Bernero.
CTA7240CentralandMontrose5-23-1970.jpg
CTA 7240650 viewsCTA #7240 working route 85-Central at Central & Montrose Avenues. Photographer unknown; collection of Mel Bernero.
CTA7234.jpg
CTA 7234723 viewsCTA #7234 working route 81-Lawrence at Lawrence & Clarendon Avenues. Photograph taken by Mel Bernero.
CTA7200JeffersonPkTerminal.jpg
CTA 7200683 viewsCTA #7200 working route 81-Lawrence at Milwaukee & Lipps Aves. Photograph taken by Mel Bernero.
CTA689_DouglasPark.jpg
CTA (ex-CMC) 689828 viewsCTA #689 by the Douglas Park 'L'. Photographer unknown; collection of Joe Testagrose.
CTA5094_rt73.jpg
CTA 5094699 viewsCTA #5094 working route 73-Armitage. Photograph taken by Mel Bernero.
CTA3678White.jpg
CTA 3678677 viewsCTA #3678 working route 18-16th/18th at 18th Street & Damen Avenue. Photographer unknown; collection of Mel Bernero.
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