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Electric Work Equipment

McGuire-Cummings 1908 Chicago Surface Lines E223
McGuire-Cummings 1908
Chicago Surface Lines E223
Description:Single-truck snow sweeper

Equipment Information

Chicago Surface Lines E223 is the only surviving snow sweeper from the Chicago streetcar system. It was designed with large cylindrical brooms at each end which would rotate at high speed and sweep snow off of the tracks. It is also fitted with wing plows to clear snow off of the city street alongside the streetcar tracks.

Builder: McGuire-Cummings Mfg. Company
Year Built: 1908
Length: 28ft 3in
Width: 8ft 11in
Height: 11ft 8in
Weight: 29450 lbs
Brakes: Hand
Motors: 2 GE 80A / 1 GE 800 (sweeper)
Control: K28E / K2 (sweeper)
Compressor: CP-27
Trucks: McGuire
Description: Double End / Single Truck / Snow Sweeper
Arrived: 1958
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational

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Ownership History
1908-1914 – Chicago City Railway #E23
1914-1947 – Chicago Surface Lines
1947-1958 – Chicago Transit Authority
1958-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL