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Streetcars

Kuhlman 1927 Indiana Railroad 205
Kuhlman 1927
Indiana Railroad 205
Description:Double-end arch-roof suburban car

Equipment Information

Indiana Railroad 205 is a suburban car originally built for service between Louisville, Kentucky and Jeffersonville, Indiana on the Interstate Public Service system. When that operation was abandoned in the early 1930s the car was rebuilt for one-man operation and moved to Terre Haute, Indiana for use on the streetcar system there. In 1940 it was sold to Portland, Oregon where it remained in service until 1958. The car was acquired by IRM in badly deteriorated condition in 1993 and has since been cosmetically restored by museum volunteers.

Indiana Railroad 205 Details

Builder: Kuhlman Car Company
Year Built: 1927
Seats: 52
Length: 45ft 6in
Width: 8ft 6in
Height: 11ft 1in
Weight: 37500 lbs
Brakes: SME
Motors: 4 GE 247
Control: HL-15B14
Compressor: DH-16
Trucks: Brill 177E-1X
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Arch Roof / Safety
Arrived: 1993
Condition: Complete / cosmetically restored / not operational

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IRR 205 Ownership History

1927-1930 – Interstate Public Service #266
1930-1936 – Indiana Railroad #266
1936-1940 – Indiana Railroad #205
1940-1944 – Portland Electric Power #4003
1944-1959 – Portland Traction #4003
1959-1989 – Privately owned, Snoqualmie, WA
1989-1993 – Yakima Electric Railway Museum, Yakima, WA
1993-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL