75th Anniversary CTA Day
Fox River Trolley Museum in South Elgin, Illinois
Sunday, October 2, 2022
Come out and celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Chicago Transit Authority with a special event at the Fox River Trolley Museum featuring passenger and work equipment that operated in Chicago before coming to the museum.
The event will feature posed photography opportunities of the museum’s CTA collection in areas not easily accessible to the public, including
· Chicago City Railways 1908 electric locomotive L202
· Recently restored crane car S-314
· The unique 1947 Pullman-Standard articulated steel-aluminum car 5001 posed along the line from Castlemuir to Blackhawk.
We will ride on recently restored 1925 Chicago Elevated Car 4451 and some of the museum’s 1959 St. Louis single cars as we look forward to the next 75 years of the CTA moving the public.
Please note that this event will be outdoors rain or shine and will include walking over uneven terrain, wear appropriate footwear and clothing.
Arrive by 7:30 AM to park, explore the collection, and enter the raffles for an authentic CTA sign.
Cars depart at 8:00 AM.
The event will be approximately 4-5 hours.
Members - $25
Non-members - $50
Include a cab ride for part of the day for only $20 more.
All people will need to purchase and display a valid Event Pass
By virtue of the historic equipment utilized, no specific seats/ locations can be reserved, and community-style seating is practiced. To try to facilitate keeping relations as close together as possible, we reserve the right to fill empty/ unused seating space, (including but not limited to half-occupied seats).
NO specific location, seating arrangements or contiguous seating for ANY group or individual can be guaranteed.
Please note that there is no on-board storage for strollers, wheelchairs or other large items.
Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the equipment, the 75th Anniversary CTA Day is NOT handicapped accessible.
Passenger Train cars are heated (if needed) and wearing comfortable clothes and walking shoes encouraged for different on the ground photography shoots. Please be sure to dress for inclement weather so that you are comfortable with the walking and setting up the photo line
Please note that there are no on-board restrooms. Camp-style lavatory facilities are provided in the the Museum and at the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve shelter, adjacent to the Blackhawk station.
Boarding / Event Location
All event trains will board at the Fox River Trolley Museum campus at 365 S. La Fax St (IL-31), South Elgin, IL