fbpx

The museum is closed until Happy Holiday Railway.

Streetcars

St Louis 1936 Chicago Surface Lines 4021
St Louis 1936
Chicago Surface Lines 4021
Description:Single-end arch-roof air-electric PCC

Equipment Information

Chicago Surface Lines 4021 is the only surviving pre-war PCC car from Chicago. Nicknamed the “Blue Goose,” car 4021 and 82 other identical cars were delivered in 1936 in a modernization effort and went into service on the Madison Street line in Chicago. Later the car was rebuilt for one-man operation and reassigned to the Cottage Grove line. It has been cosmetically restored by museum volunteers to its original color scheme.

Chicago Surface Lines 4021 Details

Builder: St. Louis Car Company
Year Built: 1936
Seats: 61
Length: 50ft 5in
Width: 8ft 9in
Height: 10ft
Weight: 35640 lbs
Brakes: Air-Electric
Motors: 4 WH 1432
Control: WH XD323
Compressor: Gardner-Denver
Trucks: Clark B2
Description: Single End / Double Truck / Arch Roof / One Man / Air PCC
Arrived: 1985
Condition: Complete / cosmetically restored / not operational

Photo gallery

CSL 4021 Ownership History

1936-1947 – Chicago Surface Lines
1947-1985 – Chicago Transit Authority
1985-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL