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Company: AURORA, ELGIN AND FOX RIVER ELECTRIC COMPANY


Number: 5

Car Type: 45 Ton Diesel Electric Locomotive

Builder: General Electric

Year built: 1946

Year Acquired: 2001

Notes: Acquired by AE&FRE in 1946 to replace two retired electric locomotives used

on what is now the Museum's tracks.

Company: CHICAGO SURFACE LINES


Number: 6

Car Type: STREET RAILWAY POST OFFICE

Builder: AMERICAN

Year built: 1891

Year Acquired: 1986

Notes: A street railway post office car built in 1891 used to transport mail. It saw service on major lines in Chicago.

Company: AURORA ELGIN & FOX RIVER


Number: 7

Car Type: FLAT CAR - Work Service

Builder: STANDARD

Year built: 1927

Year Acquired: 1962

Notes: Built as North Shore #1504 for piggyback. Sold to CA&E and became flat car "C" and was used to carry the Unit Crane


Company: CHICAGO AURORA & ELGIN


Number: 11

Car Type: LINE CAR

Builder: BRILL

Year Built: 1910

Year Acquired: 1962

Notes: Originally an express car to line car 1947

Company: CHICAGO AURORA & ELGIN


Number: 20

Car Type: WOOD CAR (MOTOR)

Builder: NILES

Year Built: 1902

Year Acquired: 1962

Notes: Chicago, Aurora, & Elgin 20, America's oldest operating interurban trolley, and handcar meet at Coleman Siding. Car 20, built in 1902, continues to carry passengers today. This and other trolleys can be seen and ridden at the Museum.

Company: Chicago Transit Authority


Number: 40

Car Type: Rapid Transit Car

Builder: St. Louis Car Company

Year Built: 1959

Year Acquired: 1988

Notes: Part of the 1-50 single car series

Company: Chicago Transit Authority


Number: 43

Car Type: Rapid Transit Car

Builder: St. Louis Car Company

Year Built: 1959

Year Acquired: 1998

Notes: Part of the 1-50 single car series

Company: Chicago Transit Authority


Number: 45

Car Type: Rapid Transit Car

Builder: St. Louis Car Company

Year Built: 1959

Year Acquired: 2009

Notes: Part of the 1-50 single car series


Company: Warren and Saline River


Number: 73

Car Type: DIESEL ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE

Builder: WHITCOMB

Year Built: 1948

Year Acquired: 1991

Notes: 70 Ton switcher; came from the warren & Saline River Railroad in Arkansas.


Company: SOO LINE


Number: 130

Car Type: CABOOSE (WOOD)

Builder: MISSOURI

Year Built: 1887

Year Acquired: 1974

Notes: The oldest car in the museum collection.

Company: Chicago Transit Authority


Number: L202

Car Type: STEEL ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE

Builder: C. C. RYS.

Year Built: 1908

Year Acquired: 1979

Notes: A steel electric locomotive built by the Chicago City Railways in 1908 and rebuilt by the CTA in 1958, it was used in switching service at CTA shops and material handling yards.

Company: AURORA ELGIN & FOX RIVER ELECTRIC


Number: 304

Car Type: LIGHT WEIGHT INTERURBAN CAR

Builder: St. Louis Car Company

Year Built: 1923

Year Acquired: 2009

Notes: One of the last cars operated on the Aurora Elgin and Fox River Electric in 1935.

Company: Chicago Transit Authority


Number: S-314

Car Type: FLAT CAR WITH CRANE

Builder: C. C. RYS.

Year Built: 1907

Year Acquired: 1997

Notes: Latest rebuild by CTA 1953

Company: CHICAGO AURORA & ELGIN


Number: 316

Car Type: WOOD CAR (MOTOR)

Builder: JEWETT

Year Built: 1913

Year Acquired: 1962

Notes: Built in 1913 by Jewett Car Co. For the Aurora, Elgin and Chicago Railroad it saw service on the Chicago, Aurora and Elgin until the CA&E ceased passenger operations in 1957.


Company: CHICAGO AURORA & ELGIN


Number: 317

Car Type: WOOD CAR (MOTOR)

Builder: JEWETT

Year Built: 1913

Year Acquired: 1962

Notes: Used in revenue service until CA&E ceased operation in 1957.

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Number: 458

Car Type: STEEL CAR

Builder: St. Louis Car Company

Year Built: 1945

Year Acquired: 2009

Notes: Saw service on the Chicago, Aurora and Elgin until the CA&E ceased passenger operation in 1957.


Company: NORTH SHORE LINE


Number: 715

Car Type: STEEL CAR

Builder: CINCINNATI

Year Built: 1926

Year Acquired: 1989

Notes: Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee car 715 pauses along the Museum's line. Built in 1926 by the Cincinnati Car Company, it ran on the North Shore Line between Chicago and Milwaukee until 1963. This and other trolleys can be seen and ridden at the Museum on summer weekends.

Company: NORTH SHORE LINE


Number: 756

Car Type: STEEL CAR

Builder: STANDARD

Year Built: 1930

Year Acquired: 1963

Notes: Built for the Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee by the Standard Car Company in 1930 it saw service until abandonment of the line in 1963. The car was one of the first remodeled as a "Silverliner".

Company: S. F. MUNICIPAL RAILWAY


Number: 1030

Car Type: SINGLE END PCC CAR

Builder: St. Louis

Year Built: 1953

Year Acquired: 1982

Notes: The "newest" streetcar type car at the museum.

Company: Chicago Transit Authority


Number: 4103

Car Type: STEEL RAPID TRANSIT CAR

Builder: CINCINNATI

Year Built: 1914

Year Acquired: 1985

Notes: Used for parts storage (has center doors).

Company: Chicago Transit Authority

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Number: 4288

Car Type: STEEL RAPID TRANSIT CAR 

Builder: CINCINNATI

Year Built: 1922

Year Acquired: 1982

Notes: In Restoration

Company: Chicago Transit Authority


Number: 4451

Car Type: STEEL RAPID TRANSIT CAR

Builder: CINCINNATI

Year Built: 1924

Year Acquired: 1975

Notes: Ordered in 1924 for the Northwestern Elevated Railroad (Chicago Rapid Transit) and built in 1925 by The Cincinnati Car Co. It operated for nearly 50 years over the entire CTA system in regular service. By 1973 this car was retired and acquired by the museum where it served another 30 years of museum service. In the early 2000's the car was showing its age and needed many repairs, that the museum could not take on at the time, so the car sat idle for over a decade. In 2018 a massive and complete restoration was started on the car. It was put back into full museum service on opening day May 9, 2021, after 13,000 volunteer hours were invested to complete its restoration.

Company: CHICAGO RAPID TRANSIT


Number: 5001

Car Type: STEEL ALUM. RAPID TRANSIT

Builder: PULL.-STD

Year Built: 1947

Year Acquired: 1986

Notes: Ordered by the Chicago Rapid Transit Co. from Pullman - Standard Mfg. Co. in the late 1940's as a prototype for developmental purposes leading to the later 6000 series cars of the CTA.


COMPANY: ILLINOIS CENTRAL


Number: 9648

Car Type: STEEL CABOOSE

Builder: IL. CENTRAL

Year Built: 1957

Year Acquired: 1993

Notes: The caboose was built by the Illinois Central in 1957 being retired when freight trains no longer required them. It is a very popular car with the kids. It is known as a "Side Door Type" caboose.

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