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St Louis 1959 Chicago Transit Authority 30
St Louis 1959
Chicago Transit Authority 30
Description:Arch-roof aluminum PCC

Equipment Information

Chicago Transit Authority 30 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. Car 30 has been restored to its 1960s appearance while in service on the Skokie Swift (now the Yellow Line).

Builder: St. Louis Car Company
Year Built: 1959
Seats: 46
Length: 48ft
Width: 9ft 4in
Height: 13ft 5in
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: 1998
Condition: Complete / cosmetically restored / operational

Read more about the history of this car in Rail & Wire #176

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Ownership History
1959-1998 – Chicago Transit Authority
1998-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL

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