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20 January 1999

Former Metra bilevel commuter cars, repainted to C&NW colors, on display at the Illinois Railway Museum.

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. It is on display and operated at the Museum.

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.

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.

Metra 8700 has been retired, donated to the Illinois Railway Museum, and repainted into Chicago & North Western colors as C&NW 151. It is on display and operated at the Museum.

Metra 8700 has been retired, donated to the Illinois Railway Museum, and repainted into Chicago & North Western colors as C&NW 151.

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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) by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 digital camera [irm/1999/01/99120e27.jpg] NEW 16 January 2000

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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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