Hiccups???? Nah...those were diversions...stuff added to make the charter truly unique! That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!! But speaking of the regular CTA customers, some were really genuine entertainment. Since we were sitting at Belmont with doors open, waiting for a train to race, I hung out the front window. At short intervals I would announce, "Please do not board this train standing.....this is a charter train." One couple were perfect vaudeville mimes, extending their arms in a gesture of genuine wonderment...."a charter train???" They turned from end to end, gesturing "what a wonderful train this is."
"The people paid $42 to ride this special train....they've ridden since nine this morning ad they'll be on after six o'clock." That was their cue to really show astonishment...patting their heads, outstretched hands...the whole act. Another couple came running up the stairs....saw the open doors...knew the doors were about to close...they dashed aboard with the speed of light. They were so fast, I could not evenbegin to say, "Do not board..."
Here are a couple of pictures to get things going.