‘Chicago Days’ at East Troy Electric Railroad Aug. 25-26

Staff Report

EAST TROY, Wis. — East Troy Electric Railroad in East Troy, Wis., will celebrate the iconic “L” cars of the past and the historic Pullman-built cars of the famed Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad during “Chicago Days,” Aug. 25-26.

Celebrate Chicago’s railway history during “Chicago Days” as the East Troy Electric Railroad features its collection of rapid transit cars that once whisked people around Chicago and its suburbs.

Riders of Chicago’s “L” line prior to 1970 will remember the iconic 4,000-series cars with its interesting interiors, old-time light fixtures, walkover leatherette seats and “bowling alley” seating at the ends.

The historic Pullman-built cars of the famed Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad will also be running the rails during the weekend, ferrying passengers from the railroad’s historic depot and museum to the turn-of-the-century-styled terminal at the renowned Elegant Farmer.

Tours of the car barn, housing restored coaches and cars undergoing restoration, will also be featured during Chicago Days.

Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 25-26. East Troy Electric Railroad is at 2002 Church St., East Troy, Wis.

All special events are included in the daily unlimited ride fare of $12.50 for adults, $10.50 for seniors, $8 for children ages 3-11 and free for children younger than 3.

The East Troy Electric Railroad is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization run by volunteers committed to the operation and preservation of historic trolleys and interurban railcars. All proceeds and sales benefit the education and preservation work of this museum. The railroad operates Memorial Day through October.

For more about the East Troy Electric Railroad, visit www.easttroyrr.org.

From the Aug. 22-28, 2012, issue

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