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Owner: Chicago Aurora & Elgin
Model:UNKNOWN InterurbanBuilt As:Builder Info (Unavailable )
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CA&E 320
Title:  CA&E 320
Description:  Chicago Aurora & Elgin 320 on CB&Q flat car 94027 at Eola, Illinois on May 12, 1962, photograph by Chuck Zeiler. The following is from the book, The Story Of The Chicago Aurora & Elgin Railroad 2-History, by Larry Planchno:

A special note must be made of car 320 which assumed some special importance. The car had been sold to the Iowa Railway Historical Museum in Centerville, Iowa. On Friday, April 6, 1962, Jim and Bob Lewis of the Museum and V. Allan Vaughn of the Iowa Chapter of the NRHS were in Wheaton to prepare 320 for movement to Iowa. That morning was spent oiling journals and motors, removing motor brushes, and boarding up the car for movement. Arrangements had already been made with Walter Schneider, head of the Commercial Metals scrapping operation, for a special movement of this car. At 1:00 P.M. the Commercial Metals EJ&E switcher 212 came up to the car and was coupled up with an adapter coupler. By 1:30, the diesel and car 320 headed down the Aurora branch. By 2:30 P.M. the diesel and car reached the CB&Q interchange at Aurora. After arriving in Aurora, additional work was done on boarding up the windows for the trip west. On Sunday, a CB&Q switcher pulled 320 to the Eola Yard where it was placed on a flat car for shipment to Centerville, Iowa. Only days later the Commercial Metals locomotive would return to Aurora to start ripping up rail. However, 320 arrived safely in Centerville and began museum operations on June 9 and 10, 1962. Consequently, 320 was the last car to operate over CA&E mainline rail. It was also the first museum car to operate after the abandonment of the CA&E. In all, 12 wooden passenger cars, seven steel passenger cars, one line car, and one flat car were saved. As far as is known, all but one car (320) left Wheaton through a temporary interchange track installed by the C&NW in Wheaton.

Photo Date:  5/12/1962  Upload Date: 8/7/2015 7:49:35 PM
Location:  Eola, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives:  CAE 320(Interurban)
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CAE 320 1977
Title:  CAE 320 1977
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Photo Date:  1/1/1966  Upload Date: 1/6/2005 3:13:25 PM
Location:  Mount Pleasant, IA
Author:  Jim Sands
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Locomotives:  CAE 320(Interurban)
Views:  612   Comments: 0


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