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3 was built by McGuire Mfg Co. in 1899. It was rebuilt from a single truck sweeper in 1904. It was retired in 1951 and sold for scrap to Chicago Hardware Foundry Co. The body was used as a shop by the Illinois Ry. Museum at North Chicago. I had a chance to ride this car during a sweeping operation in 1950, and it was an experience I will never forget. I then spent many weekends in the late 1950s working out of this car.

4 was built by Brill Car Co in September 1898, #8103, as Bluff City Electric Street Ry 4.  It became C&ME 4 in 1898 and later was used as a work car.

21 was built by McGuire-Cummings in 1908. The brooms could be removed for work service. It was retired in 1950 and sold to Chicago Hardware Foundry Co. as 238 in 1953.

70 was built by McGuire-Cummings in December 1909. It had a line tower at one time, and the brooms could be removed for work service. It was retired in 1948 and was sold to the Chicago Hardware Foundry Co. who renumbered it 237 in 1952.

131 was built as a coach by Jewett in 1907. In 1919 these cars received narrowed ends with train doors to allow operation on the Chicago El. In approximately 1930, 131 was converted to plow use. It was out of service in 1935 and scrapped in 1940.

201 was built by Jewett in 1909 as a combine. In January 1917 it was converted to merchandise dispatch car by removing the seating and adding doors at the former passenger end of the cars. In 1937 itwas converted for use as a plow. It was retired in 1947 and scrapped in 1948.

202 was built by Jewett in 1909 as a combine. In January 1917 it was converted to merchandise dispatch car by removing the seating and adding doors at the former passenger end of the cars. In 1936 it was converted to use as a supply car. In August 1946 it was sold to Chicago Hardware Foundry where the body was used as a storage shed for several years.

207 was built by Cincinnati in March 1920, #2445, as a merchandise despatch car. In 1942 it was rebuilt as a tool car. It was retired in 1948 and sold for scrap.

213 was built by Cincinnati in March 1920, #2445, as a merchandise despatch car. In 1940 it was rebuilt as a disc harrow ice cutter. It was retired in 1955 and sold to CHF as their 242.  It was donated to Illinois Railway Museum in 1964.

215 was built by Cincinnati in October 1922, #2605, as merchandise despatch car. In 1948 it was demotorized for use as tool car.

216 was built by Cincinnati in October 1922, #2605, as merchandise despatch car. In 1948 it was demotorized for use as tool car. It was purchased by Iowa Terminal RR as 31 in 1963. It burned on November 24, 1967.

217 was built by Cincinnati in October 1922, #2605, as merchandise despatch car. During WWII it was converted to a caboose and later rebuilt as sleet cutter.

218 was built by Cincinnati in October 1922, #2605, as merchandise despatch car. During WWII it was converted to a caboose  and later rebuilt as sleet cutter. It was acquired by IRM in 1963.

219 was built by Cincinnati in October 1922, #2605, as a merchandise despatch car. It was rebuilt as a work car in 1948.

220 was built by Cincinnati in October 1922, #2605, as a merchandise despatch car. It was rebuilt as a sleet cutter.

228 was built by Cincinnati in October1922, #2605, as a merchandise despatch car. It was rebuilt as a sleet cutter. It was purchased by an individual in 1963 and sold to Wisconsin Electric Railway Historical Society in 1971.  It was then acquired by East Troy Electric Railway in 1989.

229 was built by Cincinnati in October 1922, #2605, as a merchandise despatch car. In 1944 it got 4 motors and was later converted to work service. It was sold to CHF and went to IRM in 1965.

231 was built by Cincinnati in May 1924, #2720, as a merchandise despatch car. It was rebuilt as a plow in 1949.

232 was built by Cincinnati in May 1924, #2720, as a merchandise despatch car and was later rebuilt as a tool car.

234 was built by Cincinnati in May 1924, #2720, as a merchandise despatch car. It was rebuilt as a tool car in 1948. It was acquired by Iowa Terminal RR in 1965 and given a quick paint job. It was stored at Charles City on the former Charles City Western until 1968 when it was brought to Mason City and converted to a line car.

237 was built by Cincinnati in May 1924, #2720, as a merchandise despatch car. It was rebuilt with 2 motors and later as a sleet cutter.

238 was built by Cincinnati in May 1924, #2720, as a merchandise despatch car. It was rebuilt as a plow in 1949.

239 was built by Cincinnati in May 1924, #2720, as a merchandise despatch car. It was rebuilt with 2 motors and later as a sleet cutter.

601 was built by Pullman in 1907 as gondola 2023. It was rebuilt in December 1910 as a single end plow. It was retired in 1936, but was not scrapped until 1949.

604 was built by the C&ME in 1914.  It was acquired by IRM in 1963.

605 was built by Russell in 1921.

606 was built by Cincinnati in January 1923, #2620. In 1963 it became Chicago Transit Authority S-606 and burned in 1978.  The remains were sold to the Indiana Transportation Museum..

607 was built by Cincinnati in November 1924, #2730. It was retired in 1949 and sold to Chicago Hardware Foundry in 1950 and renumbered 239.

608 was built by McGuire-Cummings in 1924. It was retired in 1945 and scrapped in 1947.

609 was built by Haffner-Stack in 1924. It was rebuilt as a flat car in 1940.

611 was built by Hoskiss-Blue in 1925. It was rebuilt as a flat car in 1947. In 1952 it was sold to CHFCo as 237.

1002 was built by American Car & Foundry Co in 1926.  It was rebuilt without a cupola.  It sold to Illinois Railway Museum and lettered as Union Traction Co 12.  It was later painted as 1002.

1003 was built by American Car & Foundry Co in 1926.  It was rebuilt without a cupola but restored when it was acquired IRM.. 

1004 was built by American Car & Foundry in 1926.  It was rebuilt without a cupola and acquired by IRM.  It was apparently scrapped.

1005 was built by American Car & Foundry in 1926.  It was rebuilt without a cupola.

1261 was built by Western Wheeled Scraper Co in 1907.

1265 was built by Western Wheeled Scraper Co in 1907.  It was rebuilt as a weed sprayer in 1922.

1271 was built by Western Wheeled Scraper Co in 1907.

1273 was built by Western Wheeled Scraper Co in 1907.

1418 was built by CNS&M in 1925.

1420 was built by Pullman Car Co in 1907.  It was rebuilt with a crane.

1501 was built by Standard Car Co in 1926.  It was a truck-trailer flat car and later used for transferring Electroliner trucks.  It may have been sold to Chicago Transit Authority.

1503 was built by Standard Car Co in 1926.  It was a truck-trailer flat car and sold to Chicago Rapid Transit as S-108 in August 1938.  It was rebuilt as a weed killer and later had a modernized cab.  In 1976 it was renumbered S-2.

2012 was built by Pullman Car Co in 1907.  It was built as a gondola and rebuilt as a flat car.

2056 was built by Pullman Car Co in 1907.  It was built as a gondola and rebuilt as a portable substation in December 1916.  In July 1917 it was rebuilt as a welding car and later rebuilt as a tool car.  It was scrapped in October 1947.

3019 was purchased from Federal Rail Supply Co in 1917.  It was used as a storage shed on wheels.

4001 was purchased from Anchor Car Co in 1926.

 

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