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Interurban Cars

Brill 1915 Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee 160
Brill 1915
Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee 160
Description:Double-end arch-roof steel coach

Equipment Information

North Shore Line 160 is a steel interurban coach designed for high-speed service between Chicago and Milwaukee. It is the oldest North Shore passenger car preserved and the only car at IRM from the railroad’s first order for steel interurban cars. It saw nearly 50 years of service, remaining in use until the North Shore was abandoned in 1963. It has been restored to its appearance during the 1940s when it was used on the Shore Line between Chicago and North Chicago.

Builder: J. G. Brill Company
Year Built: 1915
Seats: 58
Length: 56ft 1in
Width: 8ft 8in
Height: 12ft 6in
Weight: 90300 lbs
Brakes: AMU
Motors: 4 WH 557A5
Control: HLF-28A
Compressor: CP-28
Trucks: Brill 27MCB3X
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Arch Roof / Steel Coach
Arrived: 1963
Condition: Complete / restored / operational

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Ownership History
1915-1917 – Chicago & Milwaukee Electric
1917-1963 – Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee
1963-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL