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Electric Work Equipment

St Louis 1926 Chicago South Shore & South Bend 1100
St Louis 1926
Chicago South Shore & South Bend 1100
Description:Double-truck line car

Equipment Information

South Shore Line 1100 is an overhead line car with a rooftop platform for workers maintaining the overhead trolley wire, or catenary, used by the South Shore Line. It was originally built as an interurban combine for the Indiana Service Corporation and was rebuilt in 1930 as a Railway Post Office (RPO) car for carrying mail. It was converted into an overhead line car by the South Shore Line in 1941 and was retired in 2004.

Builder: St Louis
Year Built: 1925
Length: 63ft 9in
Width: 9ft 10in
Height:
Weight:
Brakes: AMU
Motors: 4 WH 567
Control: WH HBF-XM160
Compressor: 2 D3F
Trucks: Baldwin
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Line Car / Ex-ISC 376
Arrived: 2010
Condition: Complete / unrestored / operational

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Ownership History
1925-1930 – Indiana Service Corporation #376
1930-1941 – Indiana Railroad #376
1941-1990 – Chicago South Shore & South Bend
1990-2004 – Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District
2004-2010 – Line Car Preservation Partnership, Michigan City, IN
2010-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL