Discussion related to commuter rail and rapid transit operations in the Chicago area including the South Shore Line, Metra Rail, and Chicago Transit Authority.

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  by Warren Thompson
Was the late George Krambles responsible for the use of trolley pans on the original "Skokie Swift" cars?

Were they used on any other routes?

  by MikeF
I believe George Krambles did design the trolley pans.

They were only used on the Swift -- Evanston and Lake Street used regular trolley poles until they were converted to third rail.
  by Warren Thompson

Thanks. I had a feeling that was the case.

  by F40CFan
According to Wikipedia, he did.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Lin ... Authority)

Select Chicago and if you do a find on "pan trolley" it'll take you right to the section.