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Happy Holiday Railway - Weekends through Dec. 18

Interurban Cars

Jewett 1914 Chicago Aurora & Elgin 319
Jewett 1914
Chicago Aurora & Elgin 319
Description:Double-end railroad-roof wood coach

Equipment Information

Chicago Aurora & Elgin 319 is a heavyweight wooden interurban coach designed for high-speed service between Chicago and the Fox River Valley. It was rebuilt by the CA&E in 1922 with upgraded electrical equipment and its body was modernized around 1950. It has been restored to its appearance at the end of its service life in 1957.

Builder: Jewett Car Company
Year Built: 1914
Seats: 52
Length: 54ft
Width: 8ft 7in
Height: 13ft
Weight: 100000 lbs
Brakes: AMM
Motors: 4 GE 254A
Control: M-C6K
Compressor: D3-F
Trucks: Bald 84-35AA
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Railroad Roof / Wood Coach
Arrived: 2009
Condition: Complete / restored / operational

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Ownership History
1914-1922 – Aurora Elgin & Chicago
1922-1962 – Chicago Aurora & Elgin
1962-2006 – Trolleyville USA, North Olmsted, OH
2006-2009 – Lake Shore Electric Railway, Cleveland, OH
2009-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL