PAST CHICAGO COMMUTER EQUIPMENT - PHOTOS


Burlington Northern E9 locomotive 9920, built by General Motors/Electro-Motive Division in 1954, and rebuilt by Morrison-Knudsen in 1973. Locomotive was at the Illinois Railway Museum briefly in 1998, but was since moved to Keller, Texas, for display.


Burlington Northern E9 locomotive 9911, built by General Motors/Electro-Motive Division in 1955, became MARC 69. Seen at Washington Union Station in 1994 still in the BN paint scheme, on a commuter train serving Maryland.


Rock Island "Al Capone" commuter coach 2582, built by Standard Steel Car in 1927 and preserved at the Illinois Railway Museum.


Illinois Central electric trailer car 1380 and motor car 1198 were built by Standard Steel Car and Pullman respectively in 1926, and are preserved at the Illinois Railway Museum.


South Shore Line car 13 was originally 60 feet long, but lengthened in 1946 to 78 feet. Car was built by Pullman in 1926, and is now owned by the East Troy Electric Railroad Museum.


The East Troy Electric Railroad Museum also acquired South Shore Line cars 24 and 25, and painted them in a unique scheme for its dinner train service. Cars were built by Pullman in 1927, and were later lengthened and further modernized to include air conditioning and picture windows. Car 25 is seen at East Troy, with the new paint scheme and trolley poles the only noticeable changes from the days of active service.


South Shore Line car 34 remained its original 60 feet long until retirement. Car is preserved at the Illinois Railway Museum.


ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

The following Web sites contain additional photos of retired commuter rail equipment:

Illinois Railway Museum
Where additional locomotives and cars are displayed.

Dave's Train Pictures
Includes many photos, including Illinois Central and South Shore Line electric cars.