Home
New
Location
Date
Full Roster
RR Roster
Random Photo
Number 7's Pick
Site Map
Help - About

Metra 7703

Bilevel commuter coach car (flat side/painted)

99903074.jpg
99903074.jpg

Metra 7703 Bilevel commuter coach car (flat side/painted) in the Chicago Passenger Terminal train shed.

(METX 7703, METX 8449, METX, METX coach cars, Passenger cars, Built by PS, Ex CNW, METX cab cars, photographed on 3 September 1999 at Chicago Passenger Terminal train shed).     Image size is available.

99903076.jpg

Metra 7703 Bilevel commuter coach car (flat side/painted) in the Chicago Passenger Terminal train shed.

(METX 7703, METX, METX coach cars, Passenger cars, Built by PS, Ex CNW, photographed on 3 September 1999 at Chicago Passenger Terminal train shed).     Image size is available.

Synopsis: Metra 7703, 161-seat 85' gallery coach car, light weight 122,800 pounds, built in 1960 by Pullman-Standard as C&NW 52, to RTA in 1978. --had

Metra 7703, C&NW 52: Built 1959, 1960-61, 1966-68-70, Built by P.S.C.M.CO., Class: Two Level Coaches, A.A.R. Class: "PB", Over buffers coupled length: 85' 0", Truck centers: 59' 6", Light weight: 122,800, Width inside: 9'3-5/8", Width over grab handles: 10' 7", Height top of rail to top of roof: 15'10", Construction: L.A.H.T Steel, Roof: steel, Air conditioning: Trans-Co. Two 8-Ton self contained units ea. comp. with condensor, comp. Evap. & other necessary components, Lighting: Fluorescent, seating upper deck 67, lower deck 94. [with floor plan and additional specifications] [source: Passenger Car Diagram Book, Reproduced by Archives Committee of the CNWHS, July 1998]

Metra 7703: Bilevel car (flat side/painted), Numbers: 7700-7801, Type: Coach, Builder: Pullman, Built: 1960-61, Notes: ex C&NW 49-150. Most cars continue to operate over the former Chicago and North Western lines, now Union Pacific. [Courtesy of Metra Railfan Page]

Metra 7703, C&NW 52: C&NW numbers 49 to 76, PS [Pullman-Standard] lot 7002, plan 53194, serial number PS60-1493-004. Between 1960 and 1970, the Chicago & North Western railway ordered [from Pullman-Standard] a total of 231 bi-level commuter coaches in eight separate lots (twenty-eight 168 seat coaches, one-hundred-thirty-nine 161 seat coaches and sixty-four 155 seat coaches with contral cabs)[...]. All 231 cars were produced at Pullman-Standard's Worcester facility to plan W-53194. These cars were built using the Pullman-Standard girder construction with smooth sides painted in C&NW's yellow and green, and rode on 41-HL-11 (CIB) trucks. They were built for use with locomotives supplying head end power, with all mechanical equipment inside the car body except for the air brakes. All 231 cars became the property of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) in 1978. [source: {The Official Pullman-Standard Library, Vol. 9 Chicago & North Western, W. David Randall & William G. Anderson, Railway Production Classics, Godfrey (Illinois), 1990]

Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 21 April 2019 at 14:24. Photographs and text copyright © 1998-2000 Harold A. Driscoll, All Rights Reserved. Email address is provided exclusively for personal contact, but emphatically not for use for SPAM net.abuse.