Reporter's Notebook: What's the history behind the "L" funeral cars and what cemeteries did they go to?

One curious citizen has been fascinated with trains for about 70 years

January 11, 2013

Dan Weissmann

 

Curious City is a news-gathering experiment designed to satisfy the public's curiosity. People submit questionsvote for their favorites, and WBEZ reports out the winning questions in real time, on FacebookTwitter and the timeline above.  

This voting round's winner is Steven Libbin from Highland Park. He wonders: "What's the history behind the 'L' funeral cars and what cemeteries did they go to?" Reporter Dan Weissmann will be visiting some old train tracks, including a miniature one in our question-asker's basement. 

Got any info about the "L" funeral cars? Comment below!