GM TDH-5103 CHICAGO MOTOR COACH/CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY

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USA1950 GM TDH-5103 (Chicago Motor Coach Co. 601-650 series).

In September 1950 Chicago Motor Coach Co. acquired fifty new GM TDH-5103 coaches, which were numbered 601-650. They arrived in the simplified green and cream paint, but still had the famous "The Boulevard Route" slogan on the roof sides. These were the first Motor Coach buses with leather seats, all previous ones being mohair. Chicago Motor Coach Co. was very satisfied with its new buses and ordered fifty more for delivery in 1951.




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238.04a

USA1951 GM TDH-5103 (Chicago Motor Coach Co. 651-700 series).

In December 1951 Chicago Motor Coach Co. received fifty more TDH-5103 buses, which were numbered 651-700. There were some difference from the first batch: a red stripe separating green and cream colors was added and these buses were built with fluorescent lights.




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238.04-1

USA1951 GM TDH-5103 (Chicago Transit Authority 601-700 series; Everglades Green & Croydon Cream livery).

In October 1952 Chicago Transit Authority acquired Chicago Motor Coach Company for $16.4 million with its 595 buses, five garages and 38 routes. It becomes the Boulevard Division of CTA. The CMC buses were not renumbered by CTA and at first only the Chicago Motor Coach lettering on the bus sides was replaced by CTA logo. Soon they were repainted in the regular CTA Everglades Green & Croydon Cream livery.



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238.04-2

USA1951 GM TDH-5103 (Chicago Transit Authority 601-700 series; Mint Green & Alpine White livery).

The former Chicago Motor Coach TDH-5103s survived in the CTA active fleet until 1972. In 1960s they were modified by CTA; most were converted to 2 leaf push type centre exit doors by CTA and turn signals and the marker lights were changed.



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