CA&E 500/CNS&M 361

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Car 500 stored in Wheaton Yard. The car’s long disuse is evident.
Van Dusen Collection
Specifications
Manufacturer:St. Louis
Built:1927
Quantity:1
Numbers:500
Length:51'-0"
Width:8'-4 ¾"1
Height:11'-6 ½"1
Weight:50,800
Trucks:St. Louis EIB-64
Truck centers:28'-0"2
Truck wheelbase:5'-4"1
Wheel diameter:26"1
Motors:4-GE247
Seats:56

History:

Full history coming soon.

Additional Photos

Documents

ERJ-500-seating-plan.jpg

Seating plan and elevation of CA&E 500 and North Shore Line 350-series streetcars

Electric Railway Journal

Sources:

  1. “North Shore Line and C., A. & E. Car Order Nearing Completion.” Electric Railway Journal 12 Nov. 1927: 924.
  2. “SPECIFICATIONS FOR ONE (1) DOUBLE END, DOUBLE TRUCK INTERURBAN CAR FOR CHICAGO, AURORA & ELGIN RAILROAD” 8 Aug. 1927: 3.
  3. “SPECIFICATIONS FOR ONE (1) DOUBLE END, DOUBLE TRUCK INTERURBAN CAR FOR CHICAGO, AURORA & ELGIN RAILROAD” 8 Aug. 1927: 15.