Special Day at Fox River Trolley Museum

In conjunction with the Chicago Transit Authority 75th Anniversary last weekend, the Fox River Trolley Museum in South Elgin, Illinois, held its own unique photo charter.

Recently restored CTA 4451 was the star of the show and was posed with various other former CTA equipment.

The museum opened in 1966 and operates about 4 miles of the former Aurora, Fox River & Elgin interurban line.

Included was another pair of 6000 series cars, a single 6000 series car painted green, a crane, and 5001, an articulated train set built in 1947. We had the run of the line and got many interesting photos.

Shown above are the 4451 with a crane car; and CTA 5001, which was primarily used on the Skokie Swift or CTA Yellow line. This is former North Shore Line trackage acquired after that line shut down in 1961.

Also shown are the 441 with the 6000 series cars, and North Shore 715 running a regular museum trip.

Article and Photographs by Todd Dillon

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