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Rapid Transit Cars

Standard 1926 Illinois Central 1380
Standard 1926
Illinois Central 1380
Description:Railroad-roof steel commuter trailer

Equipment Information

Illinois Central 1380 is an unpowered trailer and part of the only preserved motor-trailer set from the original electrification of the Illinois Central commuter line, today known as Metra Electric. When new, it replaced aged steam locomotives on the suburban line south of Chicago and was always coupled to self-propelled motor car to create a two-car motor-trailer set.

Builder: Pullman/Pullman-Standard
Year Built: 1926
Seats: 84
Length: 72ft 8in
Width: 10ft 6in
Height: 13ft
Weight: 90200 lbs
Brakes: PS(NY)
Control: C-184A
Trucks: Commonwealth Steel Company
Description: Single End / Double Truck / Railroad Roof / Steel Trailer
Arrived: 1972
Condition: Complete / unrestored / operational

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Ownership History
1926-1972 – Illinois Central
1972-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL