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CTA_BW44.jpg
CTA BW44 (ex-CMC 518)766 viewsCTA work bus BW44. Photograph taken by Mel Bernero.
CTA_BL1321.jpg
CTA BL1321 (ex-CMC 1266)787 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)799 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)657 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 8270864 viewsCTA #8270 working route 66-Chicago. Photograph taken by Mel Bernero.
170_CTA8038onRt85atJeffersonPark7-6-71DG.jpg
CTA 8038726 viewsCTA #8038 working route 85-Central at Milwaukee Avenue & Gale Street. Photograph taken July 6, 1971 by Doug Grotjahn; collection of Joe Testagrose.
169_CTA8013onRt81atJeffersonPark8-16-70JT.jpg
CTA 8013641 viewsCTA #8013 working route 81-Lawrence at Jefferson Park Terminal. Photograph taken August 16, 1970 by Joe Testagrose.
CTA8012_56A_JeffPark.jpg
CTA 8012660 viewsCTA #8012 working route 56A-North Milwaukee at the Jefferson Park terminal. Photograph taken by Mel Bernero.
CTA7240CentralandMontrose5-23-1970.jpg
CTA 7240669 viewsCTA #7240 working route 85-Central at Central & Montrose Avenues. Photographer unknown; collection of Mel Bernero.
CTA7234.jpg
CTA 7234746 viewsCTA #7234 working route 81-Lawrence at Lawrence & Clarendon Avenues. Photograph taken by Mel Bernero.
168_CTA7200inVincennesYd7-21-68DG.jpg
CTA 7200836 viewsCTA #7200 in Vincennes Yard. Photograph taken July 21, 1968 by Doug Grotjahn; collection of Joe Testagrose.
CTA7200JeffersonPkTerminal.jpg
CTA 7200698 viewsCTA #7200 working route 81-Lawrence at Milwaukee & Lipps Aves. Photograph taken by Mel Bernero.
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