CHICAGO SURFACE LINES/CTA BUS ROSTER

1941-1948



Numbers    Builder    Built    Model     Owner  Former Nos.  Last Operated

1301-1306  Twin       1942     30G       CRys     626-631    1952
1307-1308  Twin       1942     30G       CCRy     435-436    1952
1309       Twin       1942     30G       C&SC     826        1952
1600-1606  Twin       1946     38S       CCRy                1963
1607-1608  Twin       1946     38S       SSRy                1963
1609-1614  Twin       1946     38S       CCRy                1963
1615-1619  Twin       1947     38S       CCRy                1963
1620       Twin       1946     34S       CRys    1400        1963
1621-1624  Twin       1946     34S       C&SC    1401-1404   1963
1700-1799  Twin       1948     44S       delivered to CTA    1964
1800-1817  Twin       1947     44D       CCRy                1964
2301-2350  ACF-Brill  1946     C36       CRys                1959
2351-2358  ACF-Brill  1946     C36       C&SC                1959
2359-2433  ACF-Brill  1947     C36                           1959
2500-2545  ACF-Brill  1947     C44                           1959
2546-2606  ACF-Brill  1948     C44       delivered to CTA    1959
3401-3402  White      1944     798       CRys                1959
3403-3416  White      1944     798       CCRy                1959
3417-3420  White      1944     798       C&SC                1959
3421-3440  White      1945     798       CRys                1959
3441-3485  White      1946     798       CRys                1959
3486-3495  White      1946     798       C&SC                1959
3496-3572  White      1947     798                           1959
3573-3697  White      1948     798       delivered to CTA    1959
4301-4309  Ford       1945     29B       C&SC                1957
4310-4327  Ford       1945     29B       CRys                1957
4328-4335  Ford       1945     29B       CCRy                1957
4336-4355  Ford       1947     69B                           1957
6101-6134  Yellow     1941     TG-2706   CRys     592-625    1950
6201-6215  Yellow     1942     TG-3205   CRys     632-646    1957
6216-6219  Yellow     1942     TG-3205   CCRy     437-440    1957
6220       Yellow     1942     TG-3205   C&SC     827        1957
6301-6306  Yellow     1942     TDH-3605  CCRy     446-451    1957
6401-6410  GM         1944     TG-4007   CCRy                1959
6501-6512  GM         1946     TD-4506   CRys                1966
6513-6520  GM         1946     TD-4506   C&SC                1966
6521-6530  GM         1947     TDH-4507  CRys                1966
6531-6630  GM         1948     TDH-4507  delivered to CTA    1969
6800-6823  GM         1946     TGH-3609  CRys                1963
6824       GM         1946     TGH-3609  C&SC                1963
6825-6833  GM         1946     TGH-3609  SSRy                1963
6834-6838  GM         1946     TGH-3609  CCRy                1963
7100-7116  Mack       1947     C-41-GT   CRys                1959


Roster also includes early bus deliveries to CTA. All buses built before 1947 were originally owned by the four companies making up the Chicago Surface Lines (Chicago Railways, Chicago City Railway, Calumet & South Chicago, Southern Street Railway). Buses built before 1944 originally had different numbers in groups according to the owning company, and were renumbered in 1944.

Original ownership for buses built in 1947 and 1948 are unknown.

Buses 1620-1624 were renumbered from 1400-1404 in 1952, avoiding duplication with numbers of buses acquired with the Chicago Motor Coach Co. at that time.

All buses were gasoline powered except for buses 6301-6306 and 6501-6630, which were diesel powered. Nearly all of these buses were retired by the end of the 1950's, with the arrival of new propane buses from Flxible.


CTA BUSES OF THE PAST PHOTOS

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Some roster information is from the book "Chicago Surface Lines, an Illustrated History", by Alan R. Lind.