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Rapid Transit Cars

AC&F 1907 Chicago Rapid Transit 1268
AC&F 1907
Chicago Rapid Transit 1268
Description:Railroad-roof wood trailer

Equipment Information

Chicago Rapid Transit 1268 is a wood-bodied ‘L’ car built for the Northwestern Elevated Railroad, a predecessor to CRT. It is the only preserved wooden trailer from the Chicago elevated system and is designed to be hauled by one or more motorized ‘L’ cars.

Builder: American Car & Foundry Company
Year Built: 1907
Seats: 48
Length: 47ft 2in
Width: 8ft 8in
Height: 12ft 8in
Weight: 43000 lbs
Brakes: AMU
Control: C36
Trucks: McGuire
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Railroad Roof / Wood Trailer
Arrived: 1955
Condition: Complete / restored / operational

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Ownership History
1907-1913 – Northwestern Elevated Railroad #268
1913-1924 – Chicago Elevated Railway
1924-1947 – Chicago Rapid Transit
1947-1955 – Chicago Transit Authority
1955-1964 – Chicago Hardware Foundry, North Chicago, IL
1964-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL