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Happy Holiday Railway - Weekends through Dec. 18

Interurban Cars

Cincinnati 1920 Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee 172
Cincinnati 1920
Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee 172
Description:Double-end arch-roof steel coach

Equipment Information

North Shore Line 172 is a steel interurban coach designed for high-speed service between Chicago and Milwaukee. It is the oldest Cincinnati-built North Shore coach preserved and retains a largely original interior with stained-and-varnished mahogany walls and trim.

Builder: Cincinnati Car Company
Year Built: 1920
Seats: 58
Length: 55ft 3in
Width: 8ft 8in
Height: 12ft 8in
Weight: 100200 lbs
Brakes: AMU
Motors: 4 WH 557R5
Control: HLF-28A
Compressor: DH-25
Trucks: Bald 84-34AA
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Arch Roof / Steel Coach
Arrived: 2018
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational

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Ownership history
1920-1963 – Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee
1963-1964 – Indiana Railway Museum, Westport, IN
1964-1967 – Anderson Railroad Club, Anderson, IN
1967-2018 – Indiana Museum of Transportation and Communication, Noblesville, IN
2018-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL