28 December 1998
Former Metra bilevel commuter cars, repainted into C&NW colors, and Spaulding Tower, preserved and on display at the Illinois Railway Museum.
Metra 7605 has been retired, donated to the Illinois Railway Museum, and repainted into Chicago & North Western colors. Originally C&NW 6, the car bears the number C&NW 1. It is on display and operated at the Museum.
Metra 7605 has been retired, donated to the Illinois Railway Museum, and repainted into Chicago & North Western colors. Originally C&NW 6, the car bears the number C&NW 1.
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|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 6, METX 7605, CNW, METX coach cars, Passenger cars, METX, Ex CNW, photographed on 28 December 1998 at Illinois Railway Museum (East Union) by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 digital camera [irm/1998/12/98c28g16.jpg] NEW 16 January 2000
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Synopsis: C&NW 6, Metra 7605: 169-seat 85' gallery coach car, light weight 133,500 pounds. Built in 1956 by St. Louis Car Co. as C&NW 6, to Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) in 1978. Renumbered to Metra 7605. Donated to the Illinois Railway Museum in 1998. Repainted into Chicago & North Western colors. Although originally C&NW 6, the car bears the number C&NW 1. --had
Metra 7605, C&NW 6: 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 6, Metra 7605: 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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