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Happy Holiday Railway - Weekends through Dec. 18

Interurban Cars

Pullman 1923 Chicago Aurora & Elgin 409
Pullman 1923
Chicago Aurora & Elgin 409
Description:Double-end railroad-roof steel coach

Equipment Information

Chicago Aurora & Elgin 409 is the only surviving car from that railroad’s first order for steel interurban cars. It is a heavyweight steel coach designed for high-speed operation between Chicago and the Fox River Valley. It is restored to its appearance at the end of passenger service on the CA&E in 1957.

Builder: Pullman
Year Built: 1923
Seats: 56
Length: 56ft 1in
Width: 8ft 8in
Height: 13ft 2in
Weight: 103300 lbs
Brakes: AMU
Motors: 4 GE 254
Control: M-C165
Compressor: D3-F
Trucks: Commonwealth
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Railroad Roof / Steel Coach
Arrived: 2010
Condition: Complete / restored / operational

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Ownership History
1923-1962 – Chicago Aurora & Elgin
1962-2006 – Trolleyville USA, North Olmsted, OH
2006-2010 – Lake Shore Electric Railway, Cleveland, OH
2010-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL