Railroad Passenger and Baggage Cars
Chicago Rock Island & Pacific 2524
Rock Island 2524 is an all-steel, open-platform commuter coach. Intended to carry commuters between Chicago and the southwest suburbs, it was designed with high seating capacity and open platforms to speed loading.
COMPARE ME WITH: Lackawanna 561, a commuter coach built 13 years earlier for an identical purpose. The older Lackawanna car is heavier, has fewer seats, and has an older-style “railroad roof” instead of the more austere arched roof on the Rock Island car.
Builder: Standard Steel Car Company
Year Built: 1927
Length: 81ft 6in
Width: 10ft 6in
Height: 14ft 3in
Weight: 95700 lbs
Trucks: Commonwealth 4 Wheel
Condition: Incomplete / unrestored / not operational