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Interurban Cars

Cincinnati 1926 Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee 714
Cincinnati 1926
Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee 714
Description:Double-end arch-roof steel coach

Equipment Information

Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee 714 is a high-speed steel interurban coach designed for service between Chicago and Milwaukee. It operated until 1963 in daily service, in trains of up to eight cars.  Shortly after the railroad abandoned operations, car 714 came to IRM.  It has been restored to its 1950s appearance.

Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee 714 Details

Builder: Cincinnati Car Company
Year Built: 1926
Seats: 56
Length: 55ft 3in
Width: 8ft 8in
Height: 12ft 7in
Weight: 102300 lbs
Brakes: AMU
Motors: 4 WH 557R5
Control: HLF-28A3
Compressor: DH-25
Trucks: Bald 84-30AA
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Arch Roof / Steel Coach
Arrived: 1963
Condition: Complete / cosmetically restored / operational

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Ownership History
1926-1963 – Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee
1963-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL