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Interurban Cars

St Louis 1913 Illinois Terminal 277
St Louis 1913
Illinois Terminal 277
Description:Single-end arch-roof wood combine

Equipment Information

Illinois Terminal 277 is the only interurban combine from that railroad preserved in operating condition. It was designed to be able to haul several trailers over long distances between St. Louis, Decatur, Bloomington, Peoria, and other cities in Illinois. Cars like this were often used to pull trains of coaches, sleeping cars, and parlor cars. Car 277 was used until the IT abandoned long-distance passenger service in 1956 and it has been restored to its appearance in the late 1940s.

Builder: St. Louis Car Company
Year Built: 1913
Seats: 43
Length: 55ft 10in
Width: 9ft 8in
Height: 13ft
Weight: 107170 lbs
Brakes: U-12
Motors: 4 GE 222G
Control: M-C101A
Compressor: 2 D2-EG
Trucks: StL 62
Description: Single End / Double Truck / Arch Roof / Combine
Arrived: 1956
Condition: Complete / restored / operational

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Ownership History
1913-1928 – Illinois Traction System
1928-1956 – Illinois Terminal
1956-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL