Rapid Transit Cars

St Louis 1957 Chicago Transit Authority 6656
St Louis 1957
Chicago Transit Authority 6656
Description:Arch-roof aluminum PCC

Equipment Information

Chicago Transit Authority 6656 is an aluminum-bodied PCC type ‘L’ car that was built using recycled components from retired CTA streetcars. Car 6656 is permanently coupled to identical car 6655 to form a “married pair” set.

Builder: St. Louis Car Company
Year Built: 1957
Seats: 51
Length: 48ft
Width: 9ft 4in
Height: 11ft 10in
Weight: 44000 lbs
Brakes: All Electric
Motors: 4 WH 1432LK
Control: XDA1G-B2A
Trucks: StL B3
Description: Single End / Double Truck / Arch Roof / PCC
Arrived: 1993
Condition: Complete / unrestored / operational

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Ownership History
1957-1993 – Chicago Transit Authority
1993-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL

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