Liberty Liner

Liberty Liner Independence Hall

Rockhill Trolley Museum Photo

The largest trolley at our museum is the Liberty Liner “Independence Hall.” This articulated interurban train is one of two identical twins built in 1941 by the St. Louis Car Co. for the Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee Railroad. It is actually a four-car, air-conditioned interurban train which is permanently coupled together. The length of the train is 156 feet long. The train was designed to be able to operate on the famous Chicago “El” picking up and discharging passengers. Both trains were designed for the North Shore line in an attempt to win back ridership from the competing Chicago Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, as well as the personal automobile. At the time of their construction the trains were the most modern interurban trains ever constructed.

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