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Happy Holiday Railway - Weekends through Dec. 18

Interurban Cars

Pullman 1928 Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee 749
Pullman 1928
Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee 749
Description:Double-end arch-roof steel coach

Equipment Information

Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee 749 is a high-speed steel interurban coach designed for use between Chicago and Milwaukee. It is the only car of its series of Pullman-built cars to be preserved and has been completely restored by IRM volunteers to its appearance in the late 1950s.

Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee 749 Details

Builder: Pullman/Pullman-Standard
Year Built: 1928
Seats: 52
Length: 55ft 3in
Width: 8ft 8in
Height: 12ft 7in
Weight: 104400 lbs
Brakes: AMU
Motors: 4 WH 557R5
Control: HLF-28A3
Compressor: DH-25
Trucks: Bald 84-35AA
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Arch Roof / Steel Coach
Arrived: 1963
Condition: Complete / restored / operational

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Ownership History
1928-1963 – Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee
1963-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL