Electric Freight Equipment

TMER&L 1917 Milwaukee Electric Railway & Transport M1
TMER&L 1917
Milwaukee Electric Railway & Transport M1
Description:Double-truck steel freight motor

Equipment Information

Milwaukee Electric M1 is an electric freight motor that was built to carry small freight shipments (known as LCL, or Less-than-Car-Load, freight) and pull short freight trains over the Wisconsin interurban network. In later years it was used as a utility car at the Port Washington Power Plant near Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Electric M1 Details

Builder: TMER&L
Year Built: 1917
Length: 50ft
Width: 8ft 6in
Height: 12ft 10in
Weight: 72640 lbs
Brakes: AMM
Motors: 4 GE 205B
Control: M-C74
Compressor: 2 D3-N
Trucks: TMER&L M100AB
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Express
Arrived: 1988
Condition: Complete / cosmetically restored / not operational

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TMER&T M1 Ownership History

1917-1938 – The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Company #M1
1938-1963 – The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Transport Company #M1
1963-1972 – Wisconsin Electric Power Company #M1
1972-1988 – The Wisconsin Electric Railway Historical Society, East Troy, WI
1988-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL

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