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2000 series (Chicago "L")

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In service  1964–1993
Family name  High Performance
Entered service  1964
Manufacturer  Pullman-Standard
Constructed  1964
2000 series (Chicago
Built at  Pullman-Standard Plant, Chicago, Illinois

The 2000 series was a series of Chicago "L" car built in 1964 by Pullman-Standard of Chicago, Illinois. 180 cars were built; all cars were scrapped in 1993, Four cars were saved, They are preserved at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois.

The 2000 series was the first of five series of Chicago "L" cars known as the High Performance Family.

The 2000-series cars (numbered 2001–2180) were delivered to the CTA in 1964. Like the 6000-series before them, the 2000-series were built as married-pair sets. The cars had a number of modern features, including air conditioning, fluorescent lighting, large windows, and sculptured fiberglass front ends for the car bodies. The car bodies were mainly aluminum.

The 2000-series' more modern control systems initially prevented them from being used in a train with other system types, until the delivery of the 2200-series and later cars.

The last 2000-series cars were scrapped after their final service on the Green Line on December 17, 1993.

The 2000-series had a short service life of only 29 years, with every car of the series being scrapped in 1993. Two cars are preserved at the Illinois Railway Museum. The rest were scrapped.

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2000 series (Chicago "L") Wikipedia


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