Chicago photographer Oscar Arriola posted these old Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) map and brochure covers to his Flickr photostream. Jared Kachelmayer posted even older brochures to our Flickr group.
Night owl transit improvements guide from 1994.
System map from spring 1994, welcoming the World Cup.
System map from January 1995, with what looks like a staff photo on the cover, taken from Navy Pier.
Brochure from 1949 describes and displays the north-south route changes. Notice how what is now the Red Line operated as a sort of Red-Green Line. This was changed in 1993 (see first image above).
Brochure from 1961 describes CTA routes and what services to take to particular attractions. See Jared’s full set of Vintage CTA.
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