Photo flashback: Vintage 'L'
Chicago's beloved (and sometimes be-hated) "L" system turns 120 today. Think about how old that is. Nobody is alive to remember a time before the "L" started rumbling through the city, but we do have photos to remind us of the birth of our elevated trains. Click through to see photos spanning from the earliest train cars to the development of the modern "L."
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1893: Lake Street "L"
Steam power engine pulls elevated train at the Lake Street "L" (1893-1896)