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Rapid Transit Cars

Pullman 1906 Chicago Rapid Transit 2888
Pullman 1906
Chicago Rapid Transit 2888
Description:Deck-roof wood elevated

Equipment Information

Chicago Rapid Transit 2888 is a wood-bodied ‘L’ car built for the Metropolitan-West Side Elevated, a predecessor to CRT. It is one of only two cars from the “Met” preserved and is an example of the most modern cars that the MWSE operated.

Builder: Pullman/Pullman-Standard
Year Built: 1906
Seats: 47
Length: 47ft 8in
Width: 8ft 7in
Height: 12ft 8in
Weight: 69500 lbs
Brakes: AMR
Motors: 2 WH 114
Control: AB-WH11
Compressor: D3-EG
Trucks: MCB
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Deck Roof / Wood
ARrived: 1981
Condition: Incomplete / unrestored / not operational

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Ownership History
1906-1913 – Metropolitan-West Side Elevated #888
1913-1924 – Chicago Elevated Railway
1924-1947 – Chicago Rapid Transit
1947-1981 – Chicago Transit Authority
1981-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL