L Car No. 1 on the Move
See Chicago’s first-ever L car travel from the CTA’s storage facility in Skokie to the Chicago History Museum. Contractors took two days (January 18 and 19, 2006) to relocate the 42,000-pound artifact and carefully lift it into the second floor of our building. Russell Lewis, the Museum’s chief historian and executive vice president, narrates the video, explaining the origins of the L and its importance to Chicago.