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Happy Holiday Railway - Weekends through Dec. 18

Interurban Cars

Pullman 1927 Chicago South Shore & South Bend 19
Pullman 1927
Chicago South Shore & South Bend 19
Description:Double-end arch-roof steel coach

Equipment Information

South Shore Line 19 is a heavyweight steel coach built for interurban service between Chicago and South Bend. In the 1940s the car was cut in half and an 18′ section was inserted into the middle of the body to lengthen the car, and the interior lights were changed to fluorescent fixtures. It remained in service for more than 55 years in all until it was retired in the early 1980s.

Builder: Pullman/Pullman-Standard
Year Built: 1926
Seats: 80
Length: 78ft 6in
Width: 10ft 1in
Height: 13ft 4in
Weight: 147000 lbs
Brakes: AMU
Motors: 4 WH 567C11
Control: HBF-XM160
Compressor: D3-F
Trucks: Bald 84-60AA
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Arch Roof / Coach
Arrived: 1988
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational

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Ownership History
1927-1983 – Chicago South Shore & South Bend
1983-1988 – National Park Service
1988-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL