Reporter’s Notebook: What’s the history behind the “L” funeral cars and what cemeteries did they go to?

Reporter’s Notebook: What’s the history behind the “L” funeral cars and what cemeteries did they go to?

Curious City is a news-gathering experiment designed to satisfy the public’s curiosity. People submit questions, vote for their favorites, and WBEZ reports out the winning questions in real time, on Facebook, Twitter 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!