Incredible Video Takes You Back In Time To Early Days Of CTA’s L Train

When watching the above video, you can see the process by which the L began to form into what it is today.

The Chicago Film Archive released a 15 minute video showing the early days of the L in 1948 all the way until 1970. According to the train website Lionel, filmmaker Warren E. Thompson released the footage as “love letter to the city” capturing not only the perspective from a train, but how the CTA was embedded within Chicago.


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