Chicago PCC Mystery Photos – Part 2

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To take note of the 57th anniversary of when the last Chicago streetcar ran, we’re having another “Mystery Photo Contest” featuring Chicago’s PCCs. The actual anniversary is today (June 21st), and we have enough pictures to do this in two parts. Part One was posted yesterday.

Tell us something interesting about these photos– the who, what, when, where and how. We will print the most interesting answers once the contest is finished.

The winner will receive a copy of our newest Trolley Dodger Press publication Chicago’s PCC Streetcars: The Rest of the Story, which you can find in our online store.

You can send in your submissions as comments to this post or via e-mail to: thetrolleydodger@gmail.com

The deadline for Part Two of this contest is midnight Chicago time on Tuesday, June 23rd. There may be separate winners for both parts of the contest. The photos are numbered (i.e., #1, etc.) in the captions, so please refer to these numbers in your answers.

As always,clicking on each picture with your mouse should bring up a larger version in your browser.

Good luck!

-Ye Olde Editor

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8 thoughts on “Chicago PCC Mystery Photos – Part 2

  1. #28 and 29 – Cottage Grove at about 96th looking south where PROW started. Note same guy in both shots!

    #26 Western at the North Branch – old bascule bridge that was replaced about 1968 or so

    #22 is looking north on Western Av about 54th. Boulevard is on right. Note the appalling condition of the street, half brick, half patches. Must have been absolutely awful to drive on! At the time, going from Avenue to Blvd at 54th meant a full right and a full left, not the 45-degree connection there now.

    #18 NB car on Western, looks like around Chicago, probably closer to Grand

    #15 on 120th between Halsted and Morgan EB, note #119 bus turning right off Morgan in background heading west down 120th towards Vincennes and 111th.

    #12 looking north on Western at Bross (roughly 33rd) just south of South Branch in the area that was totally rebuilt in 1941 with new bridges

    #6 is about a block south of #12, NB car about to go under Western Blvd overpass

    #5 – now here is a weird one. This is a car turning into Western and 79th terminal. Google Earth streetview confirms building behind rear of car is still there with the odd corner treatment. However, car has a “Wentworth” side sign. Most likely a pullout from 77th, and motorman has forgotten to change side sign!

    #3 is looking west on Division at Crosby. Cars are on detour via Halsted-Division-Crosby-Larrabee-Chicago-Halsted.

    #1 is on Cottage Grove, looks like about 101st looking north.

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