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Chicago Aurora & Elgin 431

Chicago Aurora & Elgin 431 is a heavyweight steel interurban coach built for high-speed service between Chicago and the Fox River Valley. It has been restored to its appearance in the mid-1950s. Click here to support the preservation and maintenance of CA&E steel cars at IRM. Builder: Cincinnati Car Company

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Chicago Aurora & Elgin 451

Chicago Aurora & Elgin 451 was the first car in the last order for traditional interurban cars ever placed. The CA&E ordered ten modern curve-side coaches in 1941 but the cars weren’t completed until 1945 due to World War II. Cars 451-460 featured lightweight design and newer electric control systems

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Chicago Aurora & Elgin 460

Chicago Aurora & Elgin 460 is the last traditional interurban car ever built in the United States. The CA&E ordered ten modern curve-side coaches in 1941 but the cars weren’t completed until 1945 due to World War II. Cars 451-460 featured lightweight design and newer electric control systems but could

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Fort Wayne & Wabash Valley 504

Fort Wayne & Wabash Valley 504, named the “Talisman,” was one of the most opulent interurban cars ever built when constructed in 1906. The single-ended car included a baggage compartment, coach seating, buffet for serving snacks and light meals, a parlor seating area, and huge curved-glass solarium windows at the

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Illinois Terminal 504

Illinois Terminal 504, named the “Peoria,” is the only interurban sleeping car preserved in the United States. It was built for overnight service between St. Louis and Peoria and in later years, after sleeping car service was curtailed on the IT, it survived in maintenance-of-way use. It has been preserved

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Chicago South Shore & South Bend 8

South Shore Line 8 is a heavyweight steel interurban coach built for service between Chicago and South Bend. It was part of the line’s first order for steel cars and is the oldest passenger car from the railroad preserved at IRM. It was used for more than 55 years and

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Chicago South Shore & South Bend 19

South Shore Line 19 is a heavyweight steel coach built for interurban service between Chicago and South Bend. In the 1940s the car was cut in half and an 18′ section was inserted into the middle of the body to lengthen the car, and the interior lights were changed to

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Chicago South Shore & South Bend 28

South Shore Line 28 is a heavyweight steel coach built for interurban service between Chicago and South Bend. In the 1940s the car was modernized; it cut in half and an 18′ section was inserted into the middle of the body to lengthen the car while at the same time

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Michigan Electric 28

Michigan Electric 28 is an all-steel combination passenger-baggage car built for use on the interurban network in southern Michigan. It is an early example of all-steel passenger car construction and was built to operate on either 600 volts or 1200 volts DC. It was retired in 1929 and its body

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Chicago South Shore & South Bend 34

South Shore Line 34 is a heavyweight steel coach built for service between Chicago and South Bend. It saw over 50 years of service, not being retired until 1984. It is maintained in complete and operational condition. Builder: Standard Steel Car Company Year Built: 1929 Seats: 48 Length: 61ft Width:

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