Chicago: CTA—July 2016.

Last week I had a few minutes between trains, during which time I exposed these views of the Chicago Transit Authority’s famous ‘L’ at the Chicago Loop.

Although it is common misconception that the ‘loop’ is so named for the circular arrangement of CTA’s elevated railway downtown, the name pre-dates the ‘L’ and actually stems from Chicago’s cable car days. (Chicago, rather than San Francisco, once held title to the world’s most extensive cable operated streetcar network.)

Photos exposed using my FujiFilm X-T1.

Telephoto view in the evening looking toward Lake Michigan.
Telephoto view in the evening looking toward Lake Michigan.
I like this image because you can clearly see the train's operator in silhouette in the front window. Of course, you need to view the image at sufficient size to perceive this essential detail.
I like this image because you can clearly see the train’s operator in silhouette in the front window. Of course, you’ll need to view the image at a sufficiently large size to perceive this essential detail.

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2 thoughts on “Chicago: CTA—July 2016.”

  1. Your photos bring back fond memories of my growing up in
    Chicago: 1940 to 1970.

    Ron Mannino

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