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Electric Work Equipment

Cincinnati 1924 Chicago Transit Authority S373
Cincinnati 1924
Chicago Transit Authority S373
Description:Double-truck work motor

Equipment Information

Chicago Transit Authority S373 is a self-propelled utility work car that was used for maintaining the Chicago elevated system in the 1970s. It was originally built as a standard ‘L’ car, number 4411, and was modified for maintenance use in 1972.

COMPARE ME WITH: Chicago Transit Authority 4410, which was built alongside S373 and shows what this car looked like before it was rebuilt as a utility work car.

Builder: Cincinnati Car Company
Year Built: 1924
Length: 48ft 6in
Width: 8ft 11in
Height: 12ft 4in
Weight: 76000 lbs
Brakes: AMU
Motors: 2 GE 243
Control: ABLFM-XM110
Compressor: D3-F
Trucks: Baldwin MCB
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Line Car (Ex 4411)
Arrived: 1991
Condition: Incomplete / unrestored / not operational

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Ownership History
1924-1947 – Chicago Rapid Transit #4411
1947-1972 – Chicago Transit Authority #4411
1972-1978 – Chicago Transit Authority
1978-1987 – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL
1987-1991 – Privately owned, East Troy, WI
1991-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL