The CTA inherited a collection of historic cars and vehicles from CSL, and most of this collection was donated to IRM in July of 1985. From Bill Wulfert, we have a set of slides showing the cars at the Lawndale station, and the process of moving them to Union.
This is a very early single-truck electric car, built by Pullman in 1895.
And after arrival at IRM. It has since been on display in Barn 7.
Our horsecar, built by Stephenson in 1859.
Except for a movie appearance, it has been on display in 7 also.
This is thought to be a replica built by CSL in 1930 or so of an early cable trailer.
A "Big Pullman", built in 1908, and of the same class as our 144.
At Lawndale. And next, several views of its progress out of the barn...
And after arrival at IRM:
In front is the late Bill McGregor, who helped with many such moves for the Museum.
This is the only surviving CSL pre-war PCC.
Being hauled up a ramp at Lawndale...
And on arrival at IRM:
L to R: Tim (I think), Steve, Dan, and Nick. Bill is behind the camera.
This one has me stumped. It appears to be a horse-drawn omnibus, but I don't remember seeing it before and have no idea what happened to it. Help?
The mail car went to South Elgin, where it is in storage and occasionally displayed.
If you have any questions, just wait for the information bus to drive by.