WBEZ | Brown Line http://www.wbez.org/tags/brown-line Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en 1981 Brown Line Ride http://www.wbez.org/blogs/john-r-schmidt/2013-02/1981-brown-line-ride-105401 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/2-13--Halsted curve.jpg" title="Clybourn curve near Halsted, Ravenswood 'L'" /></div></div><p>A few weeks ago Lee Bey posted a great video of a 1970s ride on the Dan Ryan Red Line. That inspired me to digitalize some of my old Chicago &lsquo;L&rsquo; home movies.</p><p>Right up front, I&rsquo;m offering a warning&mdash;my films are strictly amateur. I&rsquo;m not a film-maker, and my equipment was a tiny, hand-held&nbsp;Super-Eight silent movie camera. Since I had to change cassettes every four minutes, there are many gaps in the action. I&rsquo;m sharing the video because it provides a look at how some parts of Chicago have changed in the course of three decades.</p><p>Today&rsquo;s film shows the second half of a 1981 ride on the Ravenswood &lsquo;L&rsquo; (Brown Line), from Roscoe junction to the Loop.&nbsp;It runs&nbsp;about 8 minutes, and includes audio commentary.&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="465" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/d_x0uFd1i7w?rel=0" width="620"></iframe></p></p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/john-r-schmidt/2013-02/1981-brown-line-ride-105401