Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Interior of preserved Illinois Terminal lightweight center entrance interurban car # 101 built by the American Car Company in 1917.. The Illinois Railway Museum. Union Illinois. Friday, July 3rd, 2009.

I took this photo during a July 2009 visit to The Illinois Railway Museum.

In many smaller rural and outlying communities in the United States and Canada many decades ago, traveling to and from local towns and citties was acomplished via electric powered interurban railroads.

Illinois Terminal Railroad lightweight center entrance car # 101, was built by the American Car Comapny in 1917, and operated between St. Louis Missouri and Alton Illinois.

This view, shows the cars interior, to give one an idea of how it must have been like to ride aboard this car in regular interurban service.

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