The CTA: 70's Style

Cue the disco: the Illinois Railway Museum has announced a 1970’s themed leisure cruise on a vintage 2400-series CTA train on Sunday, April 3. The event, titled "Straight Out of the 70’s," will give Chicagoans a chance to hop aboard a piece of history as well as dress the part as participants are encouraged to don bell bottoms, nehru jackets, big hair, and other icons of 1970’s fashion. While the last of the 2400-series train cars were retired from service in 2014, this particular example has been restored back to its original specification and sports the the famous red, white, and blue striped paint job commemorating America’s 1976 bicentennial celebration.

Tickets are now on sale

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