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Insull Era Traction: CERA Meet Up at the Illinois Railway Museum

  • Saturday, September 24, 2022
  • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM


  • Additional Adult and Child registrations will be entered below.

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Join CERA as we relive the days of

Insull Era Traction

 Frank Hicks photo, courtesy IRM

Date: Saturday, September 24

Location: Illinois Railway Museum

7000 Olson Rd, Union, IL 60180

Time: 11am-6pm

We invite you to ride along on 3 exclusive specials!

  • Chicago Aurora and Elgin 319
  • Chicago Rapid Transit 1754
  • North Shore Line 160
  • CA&E Pullman 409 plus Shop Tours*

Fantrip Schedule

Prior to 11:00 am, meet in front of the main entrance at Schroeder General Store

11:00am: Guided tour of Wood Shop and various restoration projects such as the Electroliner and others restricted to the public

1:00pm: Exclusive CERA charter of CA&E 319 (Jewett, 1914) from East Union Depot

2:30pm: Exclusive charter of Chicago Rapid Transit 1754 (Jewett, 1906), same location

4:00pm: Exclusive charter of CNS&M 160 (Brill, 1915) from East Union Depot

5:00pm: Ride the public run of CA&E 409 (Pullman, 1923) from East Union Depot


Adults $38 | Children $34 (12 and under)

Bring a bag lunch or visit the Diner on Central Avenue where food and beverages are available at nominal cost. Restrooms and an ATM machine are also located there. This is an opportunity for older riders to reminisce and for younger riders to know what it was like to ride an Insult Era interurban or old time 'L' car. Relive a part of Chicago transportation history that is now gone, but certainly not forgotten.

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