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Northwestern Elevated 24

Northwestern Elevated Railroad 24 is the oldest operating Chicago ‘L’ car and the oldest preserved ‘L’ car at IRM. Car 24 is a “gate car,” built with open platforms with gates rather than enclosed ends with doors. It also has longitudinal seating, known as a “bowling alley” arrangement. It was

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Illinois Central 1198

Illinois Central 1198 is the only preserved motor car from the original electrification of the Illinois Central commuter line, today known as Metra Electric. When new, it replaced aged steam locomotives on the suburban line south of Chicago and was always coupled to an unpowered trailer car to create a

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Illinois Central 1380

Illinois Central 1380 is an unpowered trailer and part of the only preserved motor-trailer set from the original electrification of the Illinois Central commuter line, today known as Metra Electric. When new, it replaced aged steam locomotives on the suburban line south of Chicago and was always coupled to self-propelled

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Chicago Transit Authority 2153

Chicago Transit Authority 2153 is an aluminum-bodied ‘L’ car that was among the first of the so-called “high performance” cars that were built for the CTA between the 1960s and 1990s. This type, known as 2000s, were the first air-conditioned ‘L’ cars in Chicago and were fitted with distinctively formed

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Chicago Transit Authority 2154

Chicago Transit Authority 2154 is an aluminum-bodied ‘L’ car that was among the first of the so-called “high performance” cars that were built for the CTA between the 1960s and 1990s. This type, known as 2000s, were the first air-conditioned ‘L’ cars in Chicago and were fitted with distinctively formed

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Chicago Rapid Transit 2872

Chicago Rapid Transit 2872 is a wood-bodied ‘L’ car built for the Metropolitan-West Side Elevated, a predecessor to CRT. It is one of only two cars from the “Met” preserved and is an example of the most modern cars that the MWSE operated. FUN FACT: This car would have carried

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Boston & Maine 3285

B&M 3285 is a wood-bodied dining car built for service on the B&M railroad in New England. Dining cars like this were used on long-distance passenger trains to provide meals to riders. The car is designed with a built-in kitchen where full meals were cooked and prepared while moving. This

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Illinois Central 3996

Illinois Central 3996 is an all-steel heavyweight dining car. Dining cars like this were used on long-distance passenger trains to provide meals to riders. The car is designed with a built-in kitchen where full meals were cooked and prepared while moving. Around 1955, the IC converted 3996 into a “kitchen

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Chicago & North Western 4103

C&NW 4103 is a steel-sheathed, wood-bodied commuter coach built to carry commuters between Chicago and the west and northwest suburbs. After it was retired, its body was used as a yard office in Clinton, Iowa until acquired by IRM. Builder: Pullman/Pullman-Standard Year Built: 1910 Seats: ?? Length: 68ft 4in Width:

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Grand Trunk Western 5316

Grand Trunk 5316 “Melanie” is an all-steel heavyweight coach used on the GTW system between Chicago and points in Michigan. It is known as a “day coach” to denote its configuration for longer-distance transportation, with more comfortable seating than a short-haul commuter coach. It was rebuilt with modern features like

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