Railroad Passenger and Baggage Cars

Pullman-Standard 1961 Metra 7734
Pullman-Standard 1961
Metra 7734
Description:Bi-level Commuter Coach

Equipment Information

Metra 7734 is a bi-level coach designed for commuter service out of Chicago. It is known as a “gallery car” because the upper level is divided, with a gap (or “gallery”) down the middle of the car to enable the conductor to collect fares from both levels while standing on the main or lower level. This car is from the fourth and largest order for bi-level cars placed by the C&NW; comprising 116 coach and cab cars, the 1961 order made up roughly 40% of the railroad’s entire fleet of bi-level cars.

Metra 7734 Details

Builder: Pullman-Standard
Year Built: 1961
Seats: 161
Length: 85ft
Width: 10ft 6in
Height: 15ft 10in
Description: bi-level commuter coach / ex CNW 83
Arrived: 2024
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational

Ownership History

1961-1974 – Chicago & North Western #83
1974-1983 – Regional Transit Authority #7734
1983-c2005 – Metra #7734
c2005-2024 – Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Nelsonville, OH
2024-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL

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