Interurban Cars

St Louis 1911 Illinois Terminal 518
St Louis 1911
Illinois Terminal 518
Description:Single-end arch-roof wood coach trailer

Equipment Information

Illinois Terminal 518 is the only preserved coach trailer from the IT, which was the largest interurban network in Illinois. It has been restored to its appearance in the 1940s and early 1950s, including a fully stained-and-varnished wooden interior. It sees occasional operation on IRM’s demonstration railroad.

Illinois Terminal 518 Details

Builder: St. Louis Car Company
Year Built: 1911
Seats: 56
Length: 57ft
Width: 9ft 7in
Height: 13ft 3in
Weight: 66000 lbs
Brakes: AMS
Trucks: StL MCB
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Arch Roof / Coach Trailer
Arrived: 1968
Condition: Complete / restored / operational

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Ownership History
1911-1928 – Illinois Traction System
1928-1960 – Illinois Terminal Railroad
1960-1968 – Illini Railroad Club, Champaign, IL
1968-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL

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