Electric Freight Equipment

Cincinnati 1930 Cincinnati & Lake Erie 640
Cincinnati 1930
Cincinnati & Lake Erie 640
Description:Double-truck steel freight motor

Equipment Information

Cincinnati & Lake Erie 640 is an electric freight motor that was built to carry small freight shipments (known as LCL, or Less-than-Car-Load, freight) and pull freight trains between Toledo, Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati in Ohio. In 1938 it was retired and rebuilt into a diesel-electric locomotive by American Aggregates.

Builder: Cincinnati Car Company
Year Built: 1930
Length: 50ft
Width: 8ft 8in
Height: 12ft 10in
Weight: 85500 lbs
Brakes: AMM
Motors: 4 WH 303A
Control: HLF-189D
Compressor: 2 D2EG
Trucks: Taylor MCB
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Steel Box / ex Amer Aggregates
Arrived: 1994
Condition: Incomplete / unrestored / not operational

Read more about the history of this car in Rail & Wire #251

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Ownership History
1930-1938 – Cincinnati & Lake Erie
1938-1984 – American Aggregates, Oxford, MI
1984-1994 – Waterfront Electric Railway, Toledo, OH
1994-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL

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