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Happy Holiday Railway - Weekends through Dec. 18

Streetcars

Cummings 1927 Gary Railways 19
Cummings 1927
Gary Railways 19
Description:Double-end arch-roof safety car

Equipment Information

Gary Railways 19 is the only surviving streetcar from Gary, Indiana. It is a lightweight car designed for one-man operation. Retired when Gary streetcar service ended in 1946, the car body was made into a house and was acquired by the museum in 1989. Components to restore the car are on hand and it is in storage awaiting rebuilding and restoration.

Gary Railways 19 Details

Builder: Cummings
Year Built: 1927
Seats: 52
Length: 44ft
Width: 8ft 8in
Height: 11ft
Weight: 37000 lbs
Brakes: SME
Motors: 4 GE 265
Control: K75A
Compressor: CP-27
Trucks: Melbourne
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Arch Roof / Safety
Arrived: 1989
Condition: Incomplete / unrestored / not operational

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Ownership History

1927-1946 – Gary Railways
1946-1989 – Privately owned, Gary, IN (house)
1989-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL