2 January 2000
Deval Tower and Des Plaines and Cumberland stations in Des Plaines (Illinois).
Harold Kept many of his photos on sites which no longer exist.
|Metra 8447 Bilevel commuter cab-coach car (stainless steel) trails afternoon scoot #623 departing from the Edison Park station.|
METX 8447, METX, METX cab cars, Passenger cars, photographed on 2 January 2000 at Edison Park station by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD88 digital camera (with tripod) [railfan/2000/01/00121868.jpg] NEW 24 January 2000
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Metra 8447: Bilevel car (stainless steel}, Numbers: 8414-8478, Type: Coach/Cab, Builder: Amerail, Built: 1995-98, Notes: wheelchair lifts. Cars 7400-7497 and 8400-8478 were built at the old Pullman plant on Chicago's south side, enabling local employment for their construction. Morrison-Knudsen originally managed the project, but financial problems resulted in Amerail taking over the project. Cars first entered service on the Rock Island District. These cars have wheelchair lifts, and all Metra diesel trains now have at least one such car insuring accessibility to those with disabilities. It was originally decided to make one accessible car on a train the cab control car, in order to insure that the accessible car is at a predictable place on the train. This is now the practice on the Union Pacific lines, Heritage Corridor, and North Central Service. But on the other Metra lines, the accessible car is placed at a different predictable location on the train. [Courtesy of Metra Railfan Page]
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