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Metra 7855

Bilevel commuter coach car (flat side/painted)

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Metra 7855 Bilevel commuter coach car (flat side/painted) in the Chicago Passenger Terminal train shed.

(METX 7855, 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.

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Metra 7855 Bilevel commuter coach car (flat side/painted) in the Chicago Passenger Terminal train shed.

(METX 7855, 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 7855, 161-seat 85' gallery coach car. Built in 1970 by Pullman-Standard as C&NW 318, to RTA in 1978. --had

Metra 7855: Bilevel car (flat side/painted), Numbers: 7838-7866, Type: Coach, Builder: Pullman, Built: 1968-70, Notes: ex C&NW 301-329. Most cars continue to operate over the former Chicago and North Western lines, now Union Pacific. [Courtesy of Metra Railfan Page]

Metra 7854, C&NW 318: C&NW numbers 317 to 329, PS [Pullman-Standard] lot 7044, plan 53194, serial PS70-1523-001. 161-seat Gallery. 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]

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