CTA BUS ASSIGNMENTS

TIME LINE (1950-1970)

Concise information indicating changes in bus fleet assignments, by garage. Does not include most of the older buses.



YEAR        1950  1955  1959  1961  1963  1965  1968  1970

NEW         2700  5500  8000   100   300   800  3300  3700
BUSES       ACF   Flx   Flx   GM    GM    GM    Flx   Flx
            5000  5800  8200  8500  8700  3000  3500  3730
            Twin  Flx   Flx   Flx   Flx   Flx   Flx   Flx
                  7200  8400              3240
                  Mack  Flx               Flx


Archer                   500   500   500   500
                                          3000
                                                3300  3300
                                                3500  3500
                        5500  5500  5500  5500  5500  5500
                        5800  5800  5800  5800  5800  5800


Beverly                        100   100   100   100   100
                                           300
                                           800   800
                                          3000  3000  3000
                                          3240  3240
                                                3300  3300
                              8500  8500


Forest                                                 800
Glen                                                  3240
          OPENED  5000  5000  5000  5000  5000  5000  5000
                        8000  8000  8000  8000  8000  8000
                        8400  8400  8400  8400  8400  8400

YEAR        1950  1955  1959  1961  1963  1965  1968  1970

Kedzie   CONVERT  1100  1100  1100  retired
         CONVERT  1200  1200  1200  1200  retired
                                          3000  3000  3000
         CONVERT  5000  5000  5000  5000  5000  5000  5000
                        8000  8000  8000  8000  8000  8000
                        8400  8400  8400  8400  8400  8400


Keeler                         100   100
                                           300
             600   600   600   600   600   600   600   600
            1400  1400  1400
                              8500  8500  8500  8500  8500


Lawndale                       100   100   100   100   100
                                           300
                               600   600   600   600   600
                                                3300  3300
            5000
                              8500  8500


Limits                         100   100
                                     300   300   300   300
                   600   600   600
                                                3300  3300
                              8500  8500

YEAR        1950  1955  1959  1961  1963  1965  1968  1970

North                         1400  1400  1400  1400  retired
Avenue                                                3700
            5000  5000  5000  5000  5000  5000  5000  5000


North                                                 3730
Park        5000  5000  5000  5000  5000  5000  5000  5000
                  5800  5800  5800  5800  5800  5800  5800
                        8000  8000  8000  8000  8000  8000
                        8200  8200  8200  8200  8200  8200
                                    8700  8700  8700  8700


Ravenswood   600  CLOSED


Rosemont     500   500  CLOSED


Wilcox      1100  CLOSED
            1200  CLOSED

YEAR        1950  1955  1959  1961  1963  1965  1968  1970

52nd                           100   100
Street                                     300
             500   500   500   500   500   500
             600   600   600
            1100  1100  1100  1100  retired
                                                3500  3500
                              8500  8500  8500  8500  8500


69th     CONVERT  5500  5500  5500  5500  5500  5500  5500
Street            7200  7200  7200  7200  7200  7200  7200
                                    8700  8700  8700  8700


77th                           500   500   500   500  retired
Street                         600   600   600   600   600
            2700  2700  2700  2700  retired
                                                3000  3000
                                                3300  3300
                                                      3730
            5000
                  5800  5800  5800  5800  5800  5800  5800
                  7200  7200  7200  7200  7200  7200  7200
                        8200  8200  8200  8200  8200  8200

YEAR        1950  1955  1959  1961  1963  1965  1968  1970