The Fox River Trolley Museum. South Elgin Illinois. Early September 1990., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
I took this photograph way back in early September of 1990.
I was enjoying a lovely late summer season afternoon, at the Fox River Trolley Museum, located along the west bank of the Fox River, in the town of South Elgin Illinois.
Seen here parked at the museum's end of track / north terminal near the entrance driveway alongside Illinois Rt # 31, is the museum's recently acquired 1945 built experimental light weight 3 unit articulated rapid transit car, that originally worked for the Chicago Rapid Transit Company, and the Chicago Transit Authority begining on October 1st, 1947.
This unique rapid transit train that was built by the St. Louis Car Company using PCC streetcar technology, spent it's fiinal years in CTA service, on the Skokie Swift route, which is now today's CTA yellow line.This train and the other three like it that were built in 1945, were retired by 1986. Three survive today.
The example shown here at the Fox River Trolley Museum, was restored to it's original 1945 Chicago Rapid Transit Company color scheme and markings. It operates occasionally today at the Fox River Trolley Museum during the operating season.