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Interurban Cars

Standard 1930 Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee 757
Standard 1930
Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee 757
Description:Double-end arch-roof steel coach

Equipment Information

Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee 757 is a high-speed steel interurban coach designed for use between Chicago and Milwaukee. It went through the North Shore’s “Silverliner” modernization program in the 1950s which included upgraded seating, interior lighting, and a faux-stainless-steel paint scheme. This car was unique in the North Shore fleet because it lacked the usual wooden slats, nicknamed “lobster traps,” covering the ends of its roof.

Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee 757 Details

Builder: Standard Steel Car Company
Year Built: 1930
Seats: 52
Length: 55ft 3in
Width: 8ft 8in
Height: 12ft 7in
Weight: 103800 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: 1989
Condition: Complete / undergoing restoration / operational

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Ownership History
1930-1963 – Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee
1963-c1967 – Privately owned
c1967-1988 – The Wisconsin Electric Railway Historical Society, East Troy, Wisconsin
1988-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL