Chicago's 'L' Car No. 6719

The Smithsonian's Bonnie Lilienfeld is behind a fascinating new exhibit about Chicago's transit history.
January 11, 2004, 7am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"A year ago, Chicago Transit Authority elevated train 'L' car No. 6719 was a nearly half-century-old relic sitting on the scrap line at the CTA's Skokie yards awaiting reduction to a $1,200 pile of junk metal. Instead, it now sits in a place of honor at the Smithsonian Institution as a symbol of an important part of American history_one of the centerpieces of a huge new permanent exhibition hall."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Monday, January 19, 2004 in The Chicago Tribune
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