Railroad Passenger and Baggage Cars
Chicago & North Western 1
|Description:||Bi-level Commuter Coach|
C&NW 1 is a bi-level coach designed for commuter service out of Chicago. It is known as a “gallery car” because the upper level is divided, with a gap (or “gallery”) down the middle of the car to enable the conductor to collect fares from both levels from the main or lower level. This car was the first bi-level coach constructed for the C&NW.
COMPARE ME WITH: C&NW 7700, a single-level commuter combine built a quarter of a century earlier. Bi-level cars like car 1 replaced older single-level cars like 7700. The older car has much fewer seats and lacks modern features on car 1 like automatic doors and air-conditioning.
Builder: St. Louis Car Company
Year Built: 1955
Width: 10ft 6in
Height: 15ft 10in
Weight: 124000 lbs
Description: ex NIRC 7600 / lettered CNW 6 / First CNW Gallery Car
Condition: Complete / cosmetically restored (as CNW 6) / operational