Fox River Trolley Museum
Company: AURORA, ELGIN AND FOX RIVER ELECTRIC COMPANY


Number: 5
Type of car: 45 Ton Diesel Electric Locomotive
Builder: GENERAL ELECTRIC
Year built: 1946
Year acquired: 2001
Notes: Acquired by AE&FRE in 1946 to replace two retired electric locomotives used on what is now the Museum's tracks.
Company: CHICAGO SURFACE LINES


Number: 6
Type of car: STREET RAILWAY POST OFFICE
Builder: AMERICAN
Year built: 1891
Year acquired: 1986
Notes: A street railway post office car built in 1891 used to transport mail. It saw service on major car lines in Chicago. The museum and the South Elgin post office use it as a branch post office for the handling of mail during the museum's annual Trolley Fest.
Company: AURORA ELGIN & FOX RIVER


Number: 7
Type of car: FLAT CAR - WORK SERVICE
Builder: STANDARD
Year built: 1927
Year acquired: 1962
Notes: Built as North Shore #1504 for piggyback. Sold to CA&E and became flat car "C" and was used to carry the Unit Crane.
Company: SOUTH SHORE LINE


Number: 7
Type of car: PASSENGER COACH
Builder: PULLMAN
Year built: 1925
Year acquired: 1988
Notes: Not lengthened during WWII rebuilding program.
Company: CHICAGO, AURORA & ELGIN

Number: 11
Type of car: LINE CAR
Builder: BRILL
Year built: 1910
Year acquired: 1962
Notes: Originally an express car - to line car 1947
Company: SOUTH SHORE LINE


Number: 14
Type of car: LENGTHENED STEEL COACH
Builder: PULLMAN
Year built: 1925
Year acquired: 1962
Notes: Lengthened 17.5' during WWII. Open window car.
Company: CHICAGO, AURORA & ELGIN

Number: 20
Type of car: WOOD CAR (MOTOR)
Builder: NILES
Year built: 1902
Year acquired: 1962
Notes: Chicago, Aurora, & Elgin 20, America's oldest operating interurban trolley, and handcar meet at Coleman Siding. Car 20, built in 1902, continues to carry passengers today. This and other trolleys can be seen and ridden at the Museum.
Company: Chicago Transit Authority


Number: 40
Type of car: Rapid Transit Car
Builder: St. Louis Car Company
Year built: 1959
Year acquired: 1998
Notes: Part of the 1-50 single car series
Company: Chicago Transit Authority


Number: 43
Type of car: Rapid Transit Car
Builder: St. Louis Car Company
Year built: 1959
Year acquired: 1998
Notes: Part of the 1 - 50 single car series
Company: CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY


Number: 45
Type of car: RAPID TRANSIT CAR
Builder: ST. LOUIS CAR COMPANY
Year built: 1959
Year acquired: 2009
Notes: Part of the 1-50 single car series
Company: WARREN AND SALINE RIVER

Number: 73
Type of car: DIESEL ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE
Builder: WHITCOMB
Year built: 1948
Year acquired: 1991
Notes: 70 ton switcher; came from Arkasas 70
Company: SOO LINE

Number: 130
Type of car: CABOOSE (WOOD)
Builder: MISSOURI
Year built: 1887
Year acquired: 1974
Notes: Oldest car in our collection. (in photo, it's the red car on the far right)
Company: CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTH.


Number: L202
Type of car: STEEL ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE
Builder: C. C. RYS.
Year built: 1908
Year acquired: 1979
Notes: A steel electric locomotive built by the Chicago City Railways in 1908 and rebuilt by the CTA in 1958, it was used in switching service at CTA shops and material handling yards. (in photo, it's the yellow car on the far left)
Company: AURORA ELGIN AND FOX RIVER ELECTRIC


Number: 304
Type of car: LIGHT WEIGHT INTERURBAN CAR
Builder: ST. LOUIS CAR COMPANY
Year built: 1923
Year acquired: 2009
Notes: One of the last cars operated on the Aurora Elgin and Fox River Electric in 1935
Company: CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTH.


Number: S314
Type of car: FLAT CAR WITH CRANE
Builder: C. C. RYS.
Year built: 1907
Year acquired: 1997
Notes: Latest rebuild by CTA 1953
Company: CHICAGO AURORA & ELGIN


Number: 316
Type of car: WOOD CAR (MOTOR)
Builder: JEWETT
Year built: 1913
Year acquired: 1962
Notes: Built in 1913 by Jewett Car Co. For the Aurora, Elgin and Chicago Railroad it saw service on the Chicago, Aurora and Elgin until the CA&E ceased passenger operations in 1957.
Company: CHICAGO AURORA & ELGIN


Number: 317
Type of car: WOOD CAR (MOTOR)
Builder: JEWETT
Year built: 1913
Year acquired: 1962
Notes: Used in revenue service until CA&E ceased operation in 1957.
Company: CHICAGO, AURORA & ELGIN


Number: 458
Type of car: STEEL CAR
Builder: ST. LOUIS CAR COMPANY
Year built: 1945
Year acquired: 2009
Notes: Saw service on the Chicago, Aurora and Elgin until the CA&E ceased passenger operations in 1957
Company: NORTH SHORE LINE

Number: 715
Type of car: STEEL CAR
Builder: CINCINNATI
Year built: 1926
Year acquired: 1989
Notes: Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee car 715 pauses along the Museum's line. Built in 1926 by the Cincinnati Car Company, it ran on the North Shore Line between Chicago and Milwaukee until 1963. This and other trollyes can be seen and ridden at the Museum on summer weekends.
Company: NORTH SHORE LINE


Number: 756
Type of car: STEEL CAR
Builder: STANDARD
Year built: 1930
Year acquired: 1963
Notes: Built for the Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee by the Standard Car Company in 1930 it saw service until abandonment of the line in 1963. The car was one of the first remodeled as a "Silverliner." (in photo, it's the middle car)
Company: S. F. MUNICIPAL RAILWAY


Number: 1030
Type of car: SINGLE END PCC CAR
Builder: ST. LOUIS
Year built: 1953
Year acquired: 1982
Notes: "Newest" passenger type car at museum.
Company: CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTH.


Number: 4103
Type of car: STEEL RAPID TRANSIT CAR
Builder: CINCINNATI
Year built: 1914
Year acquired: 1985
Notes: Used for parts storage (has center doors).
Company: CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTH.


Number: 4288
Type of car: STEEL RAPID TRANSIT CAR
Builder: CINCINNATI
Year built: 1922
Year acquired: 1982
Notes: Awaiting restoration.
Company: CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTH.


Number: 4451
Type of car: STEEL RAPID TRANSIT CAR
Builder: CINCINNATI
Year built: 1924
Year acquired: 1975
Notes: Built in 1924 by the Cincinnati Car Co. for the Northwestern Elevated Railroad (Chicago Rapid Transit Co.), it operated over the entire CTA system until 1973. It is one of the most used cars at the museum.
Company: CHICAGO RAPID TRANSIT


Number: 5001
Type of car: STEEL ALUM. RAPID TRANSIT
Builder: PULL.- STD
Year built: 1947
Year acquired: 1986
Notes: Ordered by the Chicago Rapid Transit Co. from Pullman - Standard Mfg. Co. in the late 1940's as a prototype for developmental purposes leading to the later 6000 series cars of the CTA.
Company: CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTH.


Number: 6101-6102
Type of car: STEEL ALUM. RAPID TRANSIT
Builder: ST. LOUIS
Year built: 1950
Year acquired: 1994
Notes: Married pair - original paint scheme.
Company: ILLINOIS CENTRAL


Number: 9648
Type of car: STEEL CABOOSE
Builder: IL. CENTRAL
Year built: 1957
Year acquired: 1993
Notes: The caboose was built by the Illinois Central in 1957 being retired when freight trains no longer required them. It is a very popular car with the kids. It is known as a "Side Door Type" caboose.
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