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Electric Freight Equipment

Cincinnati 1919 Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee 213
Cincinnati 1919
Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee 213
Description:Double-truck wood freight motor

Equipment Information

North Shore Line 213 is an electric freight motor that was built to carry small freight shipments (known as LCL, or Less-than-Car-Load, freight) between Chicago and Milwaukee. It was retired in 1955 and acquired by the museum in 1964.

Builder: Cincinnati Car Company
Year Built: 1919
Length: 50ft
Width: 9ft
Height: 12ft 4in
Weight: 74500 lbs
Brakes: AMU
Motors: 2 WH 557R5
Control: HLF-28A3
Compressor: DH-25
Trucks: Baldwin 78-35AA
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Wood Box
Arrived: 1962
Condition: Incomplete / unrestored / not operational

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Ownership History
1919-1955 – Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee
1955-1962 – Chicago Hardware Foundry #242
1962-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL

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