Interurban Cars

St Louis 1924 Aurora Elgin & Fox River Electric 306
St Louis 1924
Aurora Elgin & Fox River Electric 306
Description:Double-end arch-roof lightweight coach

Equipment Information

Fox River Electric 306 is a lightweight suburban car built for service along the Fox River between Carpentersville and Yorkville, Illinois. When the Fox River line was abandoned in 1935 the car was sold to Shaker Heights Rapid Transit in Ohio, where it operated into the early 1950s. It was acquired by IRM from an Ohio organization in 1984. Car 306 operated closer to Union in daily service than any other electric car at IRM.

Fox River Electric 306 Details

Builder: St. Louis Car Company
Year Built: 1924
Seats: 48
Length: 45ft 8in
Width: 9ft 2in
Height: 10ft 7in
Weight: 37250 lbs
Brakes: SME
Motors: 4 GE 265
Control: K35JJ
Compressor: DH-16
Trucks: StL 64EIB
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Arch Roof / Lightweight Coach
Arrived: 1984
Condition: Incomplete / undergoing restoration / not operational

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AE&FRE 306 Ownership History

1924-1936 – Aurora Elgin & Fox River Electric #306
1936-1944 – Cleveland Interurban Railroad #306
1944-1954 – Shaker Heights Rapid Transit #306
1954-1984 – Trolleyville USA, North Olmsted, OH
1984-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL

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