Railroad Passenger and Baggage Cars

St Louis 1955 Chicago & North Western 6
St Louis 1955
Chicago & North Western 6
Description:Bi-level Commuter Coach

Equipment Information

C&NW 6 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.

Builder: St. Louis Car Company
Year Built: 1955
Seats: 169
Length: 85ft
Width: 10ft 6in
Height: 15ft 10in
Weight: 124000 lbs
Brakes: 26C
Trucks: CA1
Description: ex NIRC 7605 / lettered CNW 1
Arrived: 1998
Condition: Complete / cosmetically restored (as CNW 1) / operational

Read more about the history of this car in Rail & Wire #169

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