CTA Unveils Special White Sox World Champion Train Cars

October 31, 2005
10/31/05

In celebration of the Chicago White Sox, today the Chicago Transit Authority unveiled a train wrapped in a White Sox logo to honor the team. The train made its debut this afternoon at Sox-35th station on the Red Line.

?We are proud to serve White Sox fans traveling to and from U.S. Cellular field and we share this commemorative train with our customers as a way of honoring their loyalty and this special Chicago White Sox team," said Chicago Transit Board Chairman Carole Brown. ?We are excited to make this train part of Chicago's championship celebration."

?Throughout the playoffs, CTA transported an average of nearly 13,000 fans each game to and from the stadium to cheer on the White Sox," said CTA President Frank Kruesi. ?CTA customers can continue their celebration by riding the Chicago White Sox train."

Two train cars are wrapped in artwork featuring the Chicago White Sox name, the black diamond white sock logo, the World Champion phrase in bold, black lettering on the train's side, and the White Sox logo on its doors. In addition, the top of the 3200-series cars, rail car numbers 3311 and 3312, features the word ?Chicago." The interior of the cars feature congratulatory car cards for the team's accomplishment.

The artwork is based on a wrap designed by Maryland-based M.T.H. Electric Trains for a Chicago White Sox O Gauge model train set that will be shipped in December. CTA modified the design to reflect the team's status as world champions and M.T.H. will be incorporating the CTA design in a two-car add-on set.

For more specific information on dates and times, call 836-7000 (any local area code) or visit the web site at www.transitchicago.com.

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