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Happy Holiday Railway - Weekends through Dec. 18

Railroad Passenger and Baggage Cars

Standard 1927 Chicago Rock Island & Pacific 2612
Standard 1927
Chicago Rock Island & Pacific 2612
Description:Commuter Coach

Equipment Information

Rock Island 2612 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.

FUN FACT: Of the six identical Rock Island commuter cars preserved at IRM, this is the only one with its own name. When it came to the museum in 2013 from a tourist line in Iowa, it wore a gaudy yellow and red paint job and prominently bore the name “Henrietta” on its side. For a year or so, until it was restored to original condition by our volunteers, it operated at our museum as the “Henrietta.”

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: ????
Condition: Complete / restored / operational