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Rapid Transit Cars

Cincinnati 1924 Chicago Transit Authority 4412
Cincinnati 1924
Chicago Transit Authority 4412
Description:Arch-roof steel elevated

Equipment Information

Chicago Transit Authority 4412 is a steel-bodied Chicago ‘L’ car of the 4000-series. These cars were built in the 1920s and were similar to the earlier “Baldies” but had wood-and-canvas roofs with trolley poles and cloth seats to which they owed the nickname “Plushies.” Car 4412 ran in Chicago for nearly 50 years and was the first of several 4000-series cars acquired by IRM for preservation.

Builder: Cincinnati Car Company
Year Built: 1924
Seats: 52
Length: 48ft 6in
Width: 8ft 11in
Height: 12ft 4in
Weight: 76800 lbs
Brakes: AMU
Motors: 2 WH 567R1
Control: ABLFM-XM110
Compressor: D3-F
Trucks: Bald MCB
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Arch Roof / Steel
Arrived: 1972
Condition: Complete / restored / operational

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Ownership History
1924-1947 – Chicago Rapid Transit
1947-1972 – Chicago Transit Authority
1972-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL