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Rapid Transit Cars

Boeing-Vertol 1977 Chicago Transit Authority 2434
Boeing-Vertol 1977
Chicago Transit Authority 2434
Description:Arch-roof stainless steel high-performance

Equipment Information

Chicago Transit Authority 2434 is a stainless steel-bodied ‘L’ car built as part of the 2400-series of “high performance” elevated cars. The 2400s were the only rapid transit cars built by Boeing-Vertol, a division of airplane maker Boeing. Car 2434 is permanently coupled to identical car 2433 to form “married pair” set.

Builder: Boeing-Vertol
Year Built: 1977
Seats: 45
Length: 48ft
Width: 9ft 4in
Height: 12ft
Weight: 54300 lbs
Brakes: Electric
Motors: 4 GE 1262A1
Control: GE SCM-2
Trucks: Wegmann
Description: Single End / Double Truck / Arch Roof / Stainless
Arrived: 2014
Condition: Complete / unrestored / operational

Photo gallery

Learn more about Boeing-Vertol at this link

Ownership History
1977-2014 – Chicago Transit Authority
2014-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL