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Happy Holiday Railway - Weekends through Dec. 18

Interurban Cars

Standard 1929 Chicago South Shore & South Bend 40
Standard 1929
Chicago South Shore & South Bend 40
Description:Double-end arch-roof steel coach

Equipment Information

South Shore Line 40 is a heavyweight steel interurban coach designed for service between Chicago and South Bend. It was originally built as an unpowered trailer but was motorized and renumbered as car 40 in 1938. It remained in service for more than 50 years.

Builder: Standard Steel Car Company
Year Built: 1929
Seats: 48
Length: 61ft
Width: 10ft 1in
Height: 13ft 4in
Weight: 129000 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 / operational

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Ownership History
1929-1938 – Chicago South Shore & South Bend #213
1938-1984 – Chicago South Shore & South Bend
1984-1988 – National Park Service
1988-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL