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Electric Locomotives

ITS 1910 Illinois Terminal 1565
ITS 1910
Illinois Terminal 1565
Description:Class B boxcab freight locomotive

Equipment Information

Illinois Terminal 1565 is a “Class B” electric locomotive built by the Illinois Traction System (later Illinois Terminal) in its Decatur shops in 1910. Though primarily intended for hauling freight trains, the IT had a large fleet of unpowered coaches, sleeping cars, and parlor cars, and locomotives like 1565 were often used for hauling passenger trains.

Builder: Illinois Traction System
Year Built: 1910
Length: 34ft
Width: 9ft 3in
Height: 13ft
Weight: 120000 lbs
Brakes: 14EL
Motors: 4 GE 69C
Control: M-C83A
Compressor: 2 D4-P
Trucks: Alco RM-63B
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Class B
Arrived: 1960
Condition: Complete / restored / not operational

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Ownership History
1910-1928 – Illinois Traction System
1928-1955 – Illinois Terminal
1955-1960 – Illinois Power Company #90525
1960-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL

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