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Interurban Cars

St Louis 1924 Illinois Terminal 415
St Louis 1924
Illinois Terminal 415
Description:Double-end arch-roof lightweight coach

Equipment Information

Illinois Terminal 415 is a lightweight one-man interurban car that in its later years was used in suburban service between St. Louis, Missouri and Granite City, Illinois. When new it was designed for long-distance service along the Illinois Valley between Chicago and Princeton, Illinois. In the mid-1930s it was rebuilt for short-distance suburban service. In 1966 it became the first car to operate at the Illinois Railway Museum.

Builder: St. Louis Car Company
Year Built: 1924
Seats: 48
Length: 46ft 6in
Width: 8ft 8in
Height: 10ft 6in
Weight: 42000 lbs
Brakes: SME
Motors: 4 GE 265D
Control: K35KK
Compressor: DH-16
Trucks: StL 69
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Arch Roof / Lightweight Suburban
Arrived: 1956
Condition: Complete / restored / operational

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Ownership History
1924-1929 – Illinois Traction System #64
1929-1934 – Chicago & Illinois Valley #64
1934-1956 – Illinois Terminal
1956-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL