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Streetcars

CUT 1899 Chicago Surface Lines 1467
CUT 1899
Chicago Surface Lines 1467
Description:Double-end deck-roof PAYE

Equipment Information

Chicago Surface Lines 1467 is a “Bowling Alley” type car, so nicknamed because it had lengthwise seats along the walls of the car rather than the more common crosswise seats seen on other Chicago streetcars. It is the last car of this type and it lasted until after World War II, surviving because the CSL converted it to use as a salt spreader. While at a different museum prior to acquisition by IRM, it was stripped down to its frame. The component parts are on hand and the car is currently in storage awaiting restoration and reassembly.

FUN FACT: At the museum where car 1467 was disassembled before it came to IRM, the streetcar was for a time suspended by cables from the roof framing of the museum’s storage building. Its suspension and the spindly appearance of the largely-disassembled car gave it a new nickname: “the mobile.”

Chicago Surface Lines 1467 Details

Builder: Chicago Union Traction
Year Built: 1899
Seats: 36
Length: 43ft 3in
Width: 7ft 8in
Height: 11ft 7in
Weight: 42300 lbs
Brakes: Straight Air
Motors: 4 GE 226A
Control: K35G
Compressor: A4
Trucks: Brill 27GE1
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Deck Roof / Wood
Arrived: 1973
Condition: Incomplete / unrestored / not operational

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Ownership History

1899-1908 – Chicago Union Traction #4512
1908-1914 – Chicago Railways #1467
1914-1947 – Chicago Surface Lines #1467
1947-1958 – Chicago Transit Authority #AA72
1958-1973 – Electric Railway Historical Society, Downers Grove, IL
1973-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL