Rapid Transit Cars

Pullman-Standard 1964 Chicago Transit Authority 2154
Pullman-Standard 1964
Chicago Transit Authority 2154
Description:Arch-roof aluminum high-performance

Equipment Information

Chicago Transit Authority 2154 is an aluminum-bodied ‘L’ car that was among the first of the so-called “high performance” cars that were built for the CTA between the 1960s and 1990s. This type, known as 2000s, were the first air-conditioned ‘L’ cars in Chicago and were fitted with distinctively formed Fiberglas ends. It is permanently coupled to identical car 2153 to form the only preserved set of 2000s.

Builder: Pullman-Standard
Year Built: 1964
Seats: 51
Length: 48ft
Width: 9ft 4in
Height: 11ft 10in
Weight: 47400 lbs
Brakes: All Electric
Motors: 4 GE 1250K1
Control: SCM-B2C
Trucks: CTA-1
Description: Single End / Double Truck / Arch Roof
Arrived: 1993
Condition: Complete / restored / operational

Read more about the history of this car in Rail & Wire #225

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Ownership History
1964-1993 – Chicago Transit Authority
1993-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL

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