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Milwaukee Electric Locomotives

Milwaukee Electric Locomotives

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The Illinois Railway Museum has the best collection of electric locomotives in the country and several are from the Milwaukee Electric, a vast interurban system that once blanketed eastern Wisconsin. These locomotives are in need of funding for restoration work to put them into service. Locomotive L3 is in need of exterior restoration and window work; L4 requires repainting and motor work to repair a seized motor armature bearing; L7 requires air compressor rebuilding work; and L10 is cosmetically restored but needs money for wiring and other control work. With enough funding these historic steeplecabs can again haul trains on IRM's main line.