Interurban Cars

American 1917 Illinois Terminal 101
American 1917
Illinois Terminal 101
Description:Double-end arch-roof steel center entrance

Equipment Information

Illinois Terminal 101 is a rare example of a center-entrance interurban coach. It operated its entire service life between St. Louis, Missouri and Alton, Illinois. These cars were built for high-speed operation and were known as “Yellowhammers” and “Alton High-speeds.” The car has been restored to its appearance in the mid-1950s.

Builder: American Car Company
Year Built: 1917
Seats: 54
Length: 53ft 8in
Width: 8ft 11in
Height: 11ft 10in
Weight: 58500 lbs
Brakes: AMM
Motors: 4 GE 205A
Control: HLF-28A
Compressor: D2-EG
Trucks: StL 61A
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Arch Roof / Center Entrance
Arrived: 1956
Condition: Complete / restored / operational

Read more about the history of this car in Rail & Wire #159

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Ownership History
1917-1928 – Alton Granite & St. Louis #61
1928-1956 – Illinois Terminal #101
1956-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL

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