The CTA Holiday Train holds in Wilmette, IL.
We are inside the Chicago Transit Authority's Linden Shops as the two historical cars built in 1922 prepare to depart their normal hiding spot at Linden for the Skokie Shops.
CTA 4272-4271, stored away but not forgotten by all transit enthusiasts... Hopefully, someday, the CTA will come around and operate some excursions with these cars.
Our four car charter train sits at Linden on the Purple Line. This is the northern edge of the CTA system.
Loop bound arriving at its second of two stops in Wilmette. These were the oldest cars in revenue service at the time serving the richest CTA patrons.
The station has since been closed and the cars retired. I have just learned the boy looking on is railfan Bob Rodenkirk, a WBBM radio broadcaster in Chicago.
Station under construction