By Railfan & Railroad Staff
SOUTH ELGIN, Ill. — Illinois’ Fox River Trolley Museum will celebrate the Chicago Transit Authority’s 75th anniversary with a unique photography event on October 2.
The event will feature posed photography opportunities of the museum’s CTA collection in areas not easily accessible to the public. Equipment featured will include Chicago City Railways 1908 electric locomotive L202; recently restored crane car S-314; and the unique 1947 Pullman-Standard articulated steel-aluminum car 5001 posed along the line from Castlemuir to Blackhawk. Rides will also be offered on the recently-restored 1925 Chicago Elevated Car 4451 and some of the museum’s 1959 St. Louis single cars.
The unique 1947 Pullman-Standard articulated steel-aluminum car 5001 will be posed along the line from Castlemuir to Blackhawk. Photo by Marc Glucksman.
This event will be outdoors, rain or shine, and will include walking over uneven terrain, so attendees should wear appropriate footwear and clothing. Tickets are $25 for members and $50 for non-members. Attendees can also pay $20 for a cab ride. Tickets are available at https://www.foxtrolley.org/event-4958133.
The Fox River Trolley Museum opened in 1966 and offers excursions on four miles of track through the Jon Duerr Forest Preserve.