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Interurban Cars

Pullman 1926 Chicago South Shore & South Bend 8
Pullman 1926
Chicago South Shore & South Bend 8
Description:Double-end arch-roof steel coach

Equipment Information

South Shore Line 8 is a heavyweight steel interurban coach built for service between Chicago and South Bend. It was part of the line’s first order for steel cars and is the oldest passenger car from the railroad preserved at IRM. It was used for more than 55 years and was not retired until the early 1980s.

Builder: Pullman/Pullman-Standard
Year Built: 1926
Seats: 56
Length: 60ft
Width: 10ft 1in
Height: 13ft 5in
Weight: 133400 lbs
Brakes: AMU
Motors: 4 WH 567C9
Control: HBF-XM160
Compressor: D3-F
Trucks: Bald 84-60AA
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Arch Roof / Coach
Arrived: 1984
Condition: Incomplete / unrestored / not operational

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Ownership History
1926-1984 – Chicago South Shore & South Bend
1984-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL