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Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Transit Authority Celebrate 125 Years of Historic ‘L’

Vintage railcars to provide rides on historic Loop ‘L’
CHICAGO--(ENEWSPF)--June 6, 2017.  Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Transit Board Chairman Terry Peterson and CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. today marked the 125th anniversary of Chicago’s historic ‘L’ train system—known around the world as one of the city’s most iconic symbols.

Back in 1892, the first trains began running on the city’s first elevated railway, the ‘L’—short for “elevated.” Known as the “Alley ‘L’,“ the line ran from a modest terminal at 39th Street just east of State Street north to Congress Street. The . . .

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