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Rapid Transit Cars

St Louis 1951 Chicago Transit Authority 6125
St Louis 1951
Chicago Transit Authority 6125
Description:Arch-roof aluminum PCC

Equipment Information

Chicago Transit Authority 6125 is an aluminum-bodied PCC type ‘L’ car built as part of the first order for 6000-series cars. It was one of only a few 6000-series cars built with trolley poles so that it could operate on the CTA Evanston line, now the Purple Line, which at the time still used overhead trolley wire. Car 6125 is permanently coupled to identical car 6126 to form a “married pair” set.

COMPARE ME WITH: Chicago Transit Authority 4391, a PCC streetcar built just three years earlier. The ‘L’ car shares many styling cues with the streetcar, including most notably its windows, and the types even have virtually identical electric motors and control systems

Builder: St. Louis Car Company
Year Built: 1951
Seats: 47
Length: 48ft
Width: 9ft 4in
Height: 11ft 10in
Weight: 41700 lbs
Brakes: All Electric
Motors: 4 WH 1432LK
Control: XDA1A-B2
Trucks: Clark B2
Description: Single End / Double Truck / Arch Roof / Steel PCC
Arrived: 1984
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational

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Ownership History
1950-1984 – Chicago Transit Authority
1984-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL