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Metra 7600

Bilevel commuter coach car (flat side/painted)

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Metra 7600 has been retired, donated to the Illinois Railway Museum, and repainted into Chicago & North Western colors. Originally C&NW 1, the car bears the number C&NW 6.

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Chicago & North Western 1 Bilevel commuter coach on Station Track 2 at the Illinois Railway Museum (East Union), shortly after arrival, showing recent repainting.

(CNW 1, METX 7600, CNW, METX coach cars, Passenger cars, METX, Ex CNW, photographed on 28 December 1998 at Illinois Railway Museum (East Union)).     Image size is available.

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Bilevel Cars Chicago & North Western 1 Bilevel commuter coach, Metra 7600 Bilevel commuter coach car (flat side/painted), and Chicago & North Western 6 Bilevel commuter coach on Station Track 2 at the Illinois Railway Museum (East Union), shortly after arrival, showing recent repainting.

(CNW 1, METX 7600, CNW 6, METX 7605, CNW 151, METX 8700, CNW, METX coach cars, Passenger cars, METX, Ex CNW, METX cab cars, Built by PS, photographed on 28 December 1998 at Illinois Railway Museum (East Union)).     Image size is available.

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Chicago & North Western 1 Bilevel commuter coach on Station Track 2 at the Illinois Railway Museum (East Union), shortly after arrival, showing recent repainting.

(CNW 1, METX 7600, CNW, METX coach cars, Passenger cars, METX, Ex CNW, photographed on 28 December 1998 at Illinois Railway Museum (East Union)).     Image size is available.

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Bilevel Cars Chicago & North Western 1 Bilevel commuter coach, Chicago & North Western 6 Bilevel commuter coach, and Chicago & North Western 151 Bilevel commuter coach-cab on Station Track 2 at the Illinois Railway Museum (East Union), shortly after arrival, showing recent repainting.

(CNW 1, METX 7600, CNW 6, METX 7605, CNW 151, METX 8700, CNW, METX coach cars, Passenger cars, METX, Ex CNW, METX cab cars, Built by PS, photographed on 28 December 1998 at Illinois Railway Museum (East Union)).     Image size is available.

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Bilevel Cars Chicago & North Western 1 Bilevel commuter coach, Chicago & North Western 6 Bilevel commuter coach, and Chicago & North Western 6 Bilevel commuter coach on Station Track 2 at the Illinois Railway Museum (East Union).

(CNW 1, METX 7600, CNW 6, METX 7605, CNW 151, METX 8700, CNW, METX coach cars, Passenger cars, METX, Ex CNW, METX cab cars, Built by PS, photographed on 20 January 1999 at Illinois Railway Museum (East Union)).     Image size is available.

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Bilevel Cars Chicago & North Western 1 Bilevel commuter coach, Chicago & North Western 6 Bilevel commuter coach, and Chicago & North Western 6 Bilevel commuter coach on Station Track 2 at the Illinois Railway Museum (East Union).

(CNW 1, METX 7600, CNW 6, METX 7605, CNW 151, METX 8700, CNW, METX coach cars, Passenger cars, METX, Ex CNW, METX cab cars, Built by PS, photographed on 20 January 1999 at Illinois Railway Museum (East Union)).     Image size is available.

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Bilevel Cars Chicago & North Western 1 Bilevel commuter coach, Chicago & North Western 6 Bilevel commuter coach, and Chicago & North Western 6 Bilevel commuter coach on Station Track 2 at the Illinois Railway Museum (East Union).

(CNW 1, METX 7600, CNW 6, METX 7605, CNW 151, METX 8700, CNW, METX coach cars, Passenger cars, METX, Ex CNW, METX cab cars, Built by PS, photographed on 20 January 1999 at Illinois Railway Museum (East Union)).     Image size is available.

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Bilevel Cars Chicago & North Western 1 Bilevel commuter coach, Chicago & North Western 6 Bilevel commuter coach, and Chicago & North Western 6 Bilevel commuter coach on Station Track 2 at the Illinois Railway Museum (East Union).

(CNW 1, METX 7600, CNW 6, METX 7605, CNW 151, METX 8700, CNW, METX coach cars, Passenger cars, METX, Ex CNW, METX cab cars, Built by PS, photographed on 27 January 1999 at Illinois Railway Museum (East Union)).     Image size is available.

Synopsis: C&NW 1, Metra 7600: 169-seat 85' gallery coach car, light weight 133,500 pounds. Built in 1956 by St. Louis Car Co. as C&NW 1, to Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) in 1978. Renumbered to Metra 7600. Donated to the Illinois Railway Museum in 1998. Repainted into Chicago & North Western colors. Although originally C&NW 1, the car bears the number C&NW 6. --had

Metra 7600, C&NW 1: Built 1955, Built by St. Louis Car Co., Class: Gallery, A.A.R. Class PB, Light Weight: 133,500 Pounds, Length over sheathing: 82' 6-1/4", Width over sheathing 10' 0-1/4", Length Inside 81' 2-5/8", Width Inside 81' 2-5/8", Height-Top of Rail to Top of Roof 15' 10", Construction: Hi Tensile Steel, Roof: Turtle Back Hi Tensile Steel, Air Conditioning; 2 Waukesha Ice Eng., 16 Ton Capy., 2 - Overhead Cooling Units, 2 - Condensor, 2 - Liquid Receivers, Lighiting Flourescent, Truck Wheel Base: 8' 6", Total Wheel Base: 68' 0", seating upper deck: 67, lower deck: 102. [with floor plan and additional specifications] [source: Passenger Car Diagram Book, Reproduced by Archives Committee of the CNWHS, July 1998]

C&NW 1, Metra 7600: Bilevel car (flat side/painted), Numbers: 7600-7613, Type: Coach, Builder: St Louis, Built: 1955, Notes: ex C&NW 1-7, 10-16. Cars Retired: 555, 7600, 7605 [...] 8700 [...]. Cars 7600, 7605, and 8700 went to the Illinois Railway Museum in 1998. [Courtesy of Metra Railfan Page]

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