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  • Re: Chicago's Prewar PCCs (OT)

    Even the CA&E did not want to retain service west of Wheaton. Faced with the prospect of a five-year construction project to build the Congress expressway,

    davidsadowski 23 hours ago
  • Re: Chicago's Prewar PCCs (OT)

    Is there any feeling as to how many passengers would be retained? And my guess there would have been no service west of Wheaton. ... From: "David Sadowski

    crystalvalley1945 23 hours ago
  • Re: Chicago's Prewar PCCs (OT)

    Thanks... I did mention CA&E since there was a CTA plan in 1956 to operate a shuttle service between Forest Park and Wheaton using PCCs fitted with third rail

    davidsadowski 1 day ago
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A discussion list for individuals interested in the history of the defunct Chicago, Aurora and Elgin Railroad, Aurora Elgin & Fox River Electric and similar traction related operations in the Fox Valley area.

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Home page photo - A three car CA&E train enters the depot at the Illinois Railway Museum led by wooden car 309 with 308 and 319 in the consist. Photo taken 15 September 2012.

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