Saturday, March 14, 2009

Chicago "L"

So I took the train to the "Loop" today to get some pictures of the Chicago River dyed green for St. Patrick's Day. We call the center of the city the Loop because there is a loop of elevated train track that circles the CBD. I took some pictures of the train and from the train so you can see what you're missing!

The tracks are mounted to wooden ties supported by steel girders.

The CTA is called the Chicago "L" because it is "L"-evated (elevated) above the street through most of the system. Two of the lines actually travel under the loop as subways. One of those lines goes right past my apartment!

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