Re: Ilinois Terminal Interurban cars 233, 234, and 504 (Peoria)
All three cars are on trucks and exteriors are basically complete, very presentable in the same orange paint scheme applied to the other two IT heavyweights in the collection. 234 and 508 are and were non-control trailers. 233 was a motor car, but no longer has motors.
The interiors of 233 (office car) and 234 ( open-end observation car) are esssentially complete, but I do not know how old the current furnishings are. 504 (open section sleeping car) was in work train service on the IT for many years and laregely stripped by them, but I understand at least one of the berth sections remains.
234 and 508 are stored inside on display and seldom are moved. 234 has recently been operated in service in a three-car train with coach trailer 518 pulled by combine 277. All three cars are scheduled for an early annual operating inspection so they can be run for the annual meet of the Illinois Terminal Society on April 30.
There are photos of all these cars on the IRM web site. The link to photos of all the interurban cars is below, the IT cars are on page 2.