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400 series

“The Pullmans”

411a.jpg
Car 411 in Wheaton Yard
Collection of Jay Williams
Specifications
Manufacturer:Pullman
Built:1923
Quantity:20
Numbers:400-4191
Length:56'-10"2
Width:8'-8"2
Height:13'-2"2
Weight:103,000 lbs.
Trucks:Commonwealth1
Baldwin (411)3
Truck centers:34"-3"2
Truck wheelbase:84"4
Wheel diameter:37"4
Motors:4 GE254
2 GE254 (411)
Seats:56
Couplers:Tomlinson5
Coupler height:29 ½"5

History:

Full history coming soon.

Additional Photos

Documents

dearborn subway_cae 01.pdf

Clearance Diagram for 9’-10” subway and C.A. & E. Pullman cars

From the collection of Bruce Moffat

pullman_seat_plan.jpg

Seat design for C.A. & E. Pullman cars

Electric Railway Journal

Sources:

  1. "GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR TWENTY (20) PASSENGER CARS FOR ACCOUNT OF CHICAGO, AURORA & ELGIN RAILROAD COMPANY." Pullman Company, Manufacturing Department. 1 Aug. 1923: 14.
  2. "GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR TWENTY (20) PASSENGER CARS FOR ACCOUNT OF CHICAGO, AURORA & ELGIN RAILROAD COMPANY." Pullman Company, Manufacturing Department. 1 Aug. 1923: 1.
  3. The Great Third Rail III-18
  4. "GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR TWENTY (20) PASSENGER CARS FOR ACCOUNT OF CHICAGO, AURORA & ELGIN RAILROAD COMPANY." Pullman Company, Manufacturing Department. 1 Aug. 1923: 15.
  5. "GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR TWENTY (20) PASSENGER CARS FOR ACCOUNT OF CHICAGO, AURORA & ELGIN RAILROAD COMPANY." Pullman Company, Manufacturing Department. 1 Aug. 1923: 11.