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Interurban Cars

Cincinnati 1927 Chicago Aurora & Elgin 431
Cincinnati 1927
Chicago Aurora & Elgin 431
Description:Double-end railroad-roof steel coach

Equipment Information

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.

Builder: Cincinnati Car Company
Year Built: 1927
Seats: 54
Length: 55ft 3in
Width: 8ft 7in
Height: 12ft 9in
Weight: 111000 lbs
Brakes: AMU
Motors: 4 GE 245C
Control: M-C165A
Compressor: D3-F
Trucks: Bald 84-30AA
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Railroad Roof / Steel Coach
Arrived: 1962
Condition: Complete / restored / operational

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Ownership History
1927-1962 – Chicago Aurora & Elgin
1962-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL