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Pullman “Villa Falls”

Pullman car “Villa Falls” is an all-steel heavyweight sleeping car. It is designed for long-distance accommodation and features a mixture of private rooms and open seating that was convertible into bunks separated by heavy curtains for nighttime accommodation. It was built in 1913 as the “Delcambre” and was rebuilt by

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Pullman 1792

Pullman 1792 is one of the oldest internal combustion locomotives at IRM and the only one powered by gasoline rather than diesel fuel. It is a small switching locomotive designed for moving one or two cars at a time around the Pullman manufacturing plant on the south side of Chicago.

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Restored 1911 Pullman Car Donated to IRM

The Illinois Railway Museum (IRM) has accepted the donation of a fully restored 1911 Pullman heavyweight passenger car named Villa Real. The car was used on multiple railroads, including the Pennsylvania Railroad, the Wabash, and National Railways of Mexico, during a 46-year career as a sleeping car. In 1957 it

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Pullman Library Overview

The Illinois Railway Museum’s Pullman Library was formed in 1992 with the acquisition of Pullman Companies materials from Pullman Technology, a division of Bombardier of Canada. The Pullman Library supplies copies of materials in the collection under license from Bombardier who holds title. The Pullman Library is not open to

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Manufacturer Catalogs

Collection: Manufacturer Catalogs Location: Pullman Library Description: Catalogs from Adams & Westlake, Adlake, Bates Steel Floor Grating, Cleveland Track Material, DELCO Light & Accessories, Differential (Dump) Car Co., ERICO Electric Connectors, EXIDE Batteries, Federal Railway Signal, GD Peters Rolling Stock, General Electric (signals, accessories, lights, railway), General Railway Signals, General

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IRM Acquires Two C&NW Bi-Level Coaches

The Illinois Railway Museum has received delivery of two bi-level cars, also known as gallery cars, originally from the Chicago & North Western (C&NW). These two cars are coaches that operated in commuter service out of Chicago for more than four decades. Both were built by Pullman-Standard. The older of

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Metra 7734

Metra 7734 is a bi-level coach designed for commuter service out of Chicago. It is known as a “gallery car” because the upper level is divided, with a gap (or “gallery”) down the middle of the car to enable the conductor to collect fares from both levels while standing on

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Metra 7716

Metra 7716 is a bi-level coach designed for commuter service out of Chicago. It is known as a “gallery car” because the upper level is divided, with a gap (or “gallery”) down the middle of the car to enable the conductor to collect fares from both levels while standing on

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Education

Education is central to the mission of the Illinois Railway Museum. During the spring and fall we welcome school groups, field trips, vocational classes, and other kinds of educational organizations. On our 100-acre campus, we can offer students and participants an array of unforgettable hands-on and immersive experiences. Tour guides,

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Unique Experiences for Museum Showcase Weekend Announced

IRM is pleased to announce a series of unique offerings and experiences during its annual Museum Showcase Weekend, September 16th and 17th, to commemorate the organization’s 70th anniversary. This year’s Showcase Weekend will feature constant train operations between 10:00am Saturday and 6:00pm Sunday, including the first time IRM has ever

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