Rapid Transit Cars

St Louis 1959 Chicago Transit Authority 22
St Louis 1959
Chicago Transit Authority 22
Description:Arch-roof aluminum PCC

Equipment Information

Chicago Transit Authority 22 is an aluminum-bodied PCC type ‘L’ car that was built using recycled components from retired CTA streetcars. It was one of a series of 50 cars that were the last single-unit ‘L’ cars built for Chicago, all later CTA cars being permanently coupled in pairs.

Builder: St. Louis Car Company
Year Built: 1959
Seats: 46
Length: 48ft
Width: 9ft 4in
Height: 11ft 10in
Weight: 46000 lbs
Brakes: All Electric
Motors: 4 WH 1432LK
Control: XDA1G-B2A
Trucks: StL B3
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Arch Roof / PCC
Arrived: 2000
Condition: Complete / unrestored / operational

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Ownership History
1959-1998 – Chicago Transit Authority
1998-2000 – Historic ‘L’ Car Society, Chicago, IL
2000-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL

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