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Happy Holiday Railway - Weekends through Dec. 18

Interurban Cars

Standard 1930 Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee 763
Standard 1930
Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee 763
Description:Double-end arch-roof steel coach

Equipment Information

Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee 763 is a standard high-speed coach designed for interurban service between Chicago and Milwaukee. In its later years it went through the North Shore’s “Silverliner” modernization program which included updated seating, interior lights, and a faux-stainless-steel paint scheme.

Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee 763 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 / unrestored / not 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, WI
1988-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL