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A Baker’s Dozen of Mystery Photos (Transit Trivia #2)

Sunday, September 15, 2013 4:28 PM | Ed Graziano (Administrator)

Here, in our second installment of Transit Trivia, we have a Baker’s Dozen of mystery photos, generally from Chicago. In most cases, it’s the where and when that we are looking for, but in a few other cases, there is something else that’s mysterious about the picture.

Send your best answers to cerablog1@gmail.com and we will print the best answers. The contest ends at midnight Central Time on September 22, 2013. The winner will be the entrant with the best overall answers. Limit one entry per person.

The winner will receive a copy of our new book, Trolley Sparks Special #1, a 75-year retrospective of CERA, its history, members, publications, and fantrips.

You can still buy tickets here for all this week’s 75th Anniversary events, the fantrips to Kenosha, IRM, and the Fox River Trolley Museum, plus our Banquet/Program featuring rare North Shore Line films, presented by longtime CERA Member, Director, and President Walter Keevil. Tickets bought starting today will be held for pickup at the events. We hope to see you there!

-David Sadowski

PS- Everyone attending our Banquet and Program will receive a copy of our new book, which you can also order using the link given above.

Mystery Photo #1, taken on June 26, 1960 at Clinton. The mystery here is, what are these single car units with trolley poles doing on the Lake St. "L"? After all, we have been led to believe that curved-sided "L" cars could not operate on the ground-level portion of Lake, due to clearance issues. (Charles L. Tauscher Collection)

Mystery Photo #1, taken on June 26, 1960 at Clinton. The mystery here is, what are these single car units with trolley poles doing on the Lake St. “L”? After all, we have been led to believe that curved-sided “L” cars could not operate on the ground-level portion of Lake, due to clearance issues. (Charles L. Tauscher Collection)


Mystery Photo #2 has a processing date of October 1962. What has happened here, and where are we? (Charles L. Tauscher Collection)

Mystery Photo #2 has a processing date of October 1962. What has happened here, and where are we? (Charles L. Tauscher Collection)

Mystery Photo #3 - CA&E 310 on July 1, 1957. Where are we? (Charles L. Tauscher Collection)

Mystery Photo #3 – CA&E 310 on July 1, 1957. Where are we? (Charles L. Tauscher Collection)

Mystery Photo #4 - CTA 2200s in September 1973. Where are we? Name an interesting fact about this station. (Charles L. Tauscher Collection)

Mystery Photo #4 – CTA 2200s in September 1973. Where are we? Name an interesting fact about this station. (Charles L. Tauscher Collection)

Mystery Photo #5 - These are Chicago PCCs, but where are we? When could this undated photo have been taken? (Photographer unknown)

Mystery Photo #5 – These are Chicago PCCs, but where are we? When could this undated photo have been taken? (Photographer unknown)

Mystery Photo #6 - Where are we? And when could this undated photo have been taken? (Unknown photographer)

Mystery Photo #6 – Where are we? And when could this undated photo have been taken? (Unknown photographer)

Mystery Photo #7 - Where are we? When do you think this photo was taken? (Unknown photographer)

Mystery Photo #7 – Where are we? When do you think this photo was taken? (Unknown photographer)

Mystery Photo #8 - Where are we? When could this photo have been taken? (Photographer unknown)

Mystery Photo #8 – Where are we? When could this photo have been taken? (Photographer unknown)

Mystery Photo #9 - An 1853 Chicago Omnibus, on display in 1962. Where is it today? (Photographer unknown)

Mystery Photo #9 – An 1853 Chicago Omnibus, on display in 1962. Where is it today? (Photographer unknown)

Mystery Photo #10 - It's 1943, but where are we? (Unknown photographer)

Mystery Photo #10 – It’s 1943, but where are we? (Unknown photographer)

Mystery Photo #11 - Where are we? When could it be? (Photographer unknown)

Mystery Photo #11 – Where are we? When could it be? (Photographer unknown)

Mystery Photo #12 - Where are we? When could it be? (Photographer unknown)

Mystery Photo #12 – Where are we? When could it be? (Photographer unknown)

Mystery Photo #13 - Where are we? When could it be? (Unknown photographer)

Mystery Photo #13 – Where are we? When could it be? (Unknown photographer)


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