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Railroad Passenger and Baggage Cars

Standard 1927 Chicago Rock Island & Pacific 2524
Standard 1927
Chicago Rock Island & Pacific 2524
Description:Commuter Coach

Equipment Information

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
Seats: 100
Length: 81ft 6in
Width: 10ft 6in
Height: 14ft 3in
Weight: 95700 lbs
Brakes: UC
Trucks: Commonwealth 4 Wheel
Description: Coach
Arrived: 1984
Condition: Incomplete / unrestored / not operational

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