CA&E 410         
Chicago Aurora & Elgin Railroad Pullman 410, 404, and others, being scrapped at Wheaton, Illinois on May 17, 1963, photo by Chuck Zeiler.
Date: 5/17/1963 Location: Wheaton, IL   Map Show Wheaton on a rail map Views: 248 Collection Of:   Chuck Zeiler
Locomotives: CAE 410(Interurban) CAE 404(Interurban)    Author:  Chuck Zeiler
CA&E 410
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Name Type Comments Date
Gary Everhart General Sad view but at least we know the disposition. Did they first burn it before scrapping the metal in it? 8/7/2013 8:06:52 PM
Chuck Zeiler General Yes, the interior was doused with an accelerant (presumably, gasoline), the car set on fire, burning off everything that wasn't steel, then after it cooled down, the car was cut up. There wasn't much left after this technique was used on the wood cars. You couldn't get away with that process today. 8/7/2013 8:49:17 PM

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