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Prince Crossing under Restoration

The brick Prince Crossing station was one of only a handful of stations to survive the demise of the Chicago Aurora & Elgin. Recently it fell under ownership of Wheaton Academy and the new owners are allowing a restoration to occur. To find out more about the project and how you can help, join the Prince Crossing Substation number 5 preservation society on Facebook.

CA&E 315 Being Restored and Backdated

The Rockhill Trolley Museum in Rockhill Furnace, Pennsylvania, is working to restore and backdate Chicago Aurora & Elgin 315 to its appearance as Aurora, Elgin & Chicago 315 before 2019, the 100th anniversary of its delivery from the Kuhlman Car Company of Cleveland, Ohio.

315 is the only surviving car from the 311-315 series and is a true treasure. To complete the restoration, many materials are needed including paint, finishes, wiring, air piping, reupholstered seats, replacement heaters, replica oval stained glass windows, and various hardware.

Donations of any size are needed to complete the work. To help with this project make checks payable to “Railways to Yesterday Inc.” and mail to:
P.O. Box 1601
Allentown, PA 18105