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Offline Fabius

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A Most Unusual Collecting Interest
« on: January 26, 2017, 08:37:03 PM »
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Re: A Most Unusual Collecting Interest
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2017, 08:42:23 PM »
Chicago Transit Authority


But what's a foot collector? What's the quota, a mile a day?

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"I started working with the CTA in 1979 as a conductor on the elevated line and the subway which are rapid transit passenger trains. I also worked as a motorman, a ticket agent, a switchman, a foot collector (witch means collecting money from the ticket agents after they collected from the passengers) riding the train getting from one part of Chicago and suburbs to another."
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Re: A Most Unusual Collecting Interest
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2017, 10:28:28 PM »
Many years ago, I had to ride the CTA buses and trains daily.  The experience was rarely pleasant, but at least they only asked for my money or tokens, and not my feet.

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Re: A Most Unusual Collecting Interest
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2017, 12:41:10 PM »
I would imagine a Foot Collector is the guy walking around collecting fares.

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Re: A Most Unusual Collecting Interest
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2017, 02:53:06 PM »
Does he go to work in a toe truck?