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Electric Work Equipment

ITS 1922 Illinois Terminal 1702
ITS 1922
Illinois Terminal 1702
Description:Double-truck line car

Equipment Information

Illinois Terminal 1702 is an overhead line car constructed in the Decatur Shops of the IT. It was built in 1922 using components from a cab-on-flat locomotive constructed in 1906. It has a rooftop platform, for workers maintaining the overhead trolley wire, and features mountings for spools of copper wire. It was used maintaining overhead wire on the Illinois interurban network into the mid-1950s.

Builder: Illinois Traction System
Year Built: 1922
Length: 44ft 4in
Width: 9ft 2in
Height: 14ft 1in
Weight: 73000 lbs
Brakes: AMS
Motors: 4 GE 73C
Control: M-C6A
Compressor: D2-EG
Trucks: StL 61A
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Line Car
Arrived: 1958
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational

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Ownership History
1922-1928 – Illinois Traction System
1928-1958 – Illinois Terminal
1958-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL