Interurban Cars

Cincinnati 1918 Sand Springs 68
Cincinnati 1918
Sand Springs 68
Description:Double-end railroad-roof lightweight coach

Equipment Information

Sand Springs 68 is one of the first lightweight interurban cars ever built. It was constructed for the Cincinnati Lawrenceburg & Aurora interurban line in Ohio and utilized lightweight steel construction to economize on power use costs, the first order for interurban cars that included this feature. In 1932 the car was sold to the Sand Springs line in Oklahoma. The car has been completely restored by IRM volunteers to its appearance on the Sand Springs in the early 1950s.

Builder: Cincinnati Car Company
Year Built: 1918
Seats: 44
Length: 40ft 6in
Width: 8ft 3in
Height: 11ft 3in
Weight: 26160 lbs
Brakes: Straight Air
Motors: 4 GE 264
Control: K12
Compressor: CP-25
Trucks: Arch Bar
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Railroad Roof / Lightweight
Arrived: 1967
Condition: Complete / restored / operational

Read more about the history of this car in Rail & Wire #224 and #225

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Ownership History
1918-1932 – Cincinnati Lawrenceburg & Aurora #918
1932-1960 – Sand Springs Railway #68
1960-1966 – Tulsa Fairgrounds, Tulsa, OK
1966-1967 – Ozark Mountain Railroad
1967-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL

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