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I've been trying to research Pullman trains in about the time range of 1890 to 1895. I've been reading about smoker cars that were a combination with baggage cars and smokers/club/lounge cars that were separate from the baggage car, and I'm wondering which was more common for a trip, say, from...
Nighttime at Portland Union Station. One of the Amtrak Cascades trains lays over as a baggage cart crosses to meet another train as it arrives. Portland Union Station is over 100 years old and is a landmark in Portland.
IPSCO doesn't scrap everything they receive - this old baggage car for instance is used as a storage shed, right next to:
BMS 307 Berlin Mills Railway 50 boxcar
WPEX 67100 Golden WP reefer 50
CP 203118 50 red boxcar
Not to mention a BN 40 boxcar and two CN 40s, all with roofwalks...
I'm surprised they put this little critter in a museum, as I've seen a similar one working Winnipeg's Union station. Might even have a picture of it somewhere. Otherwise the photo speaks for itself - just love that VIA yellow on a tractor!
PS. Note the fire extinguisher in the cabin, this...
When VIA bought the Ren. equippement, they purchased shells, so they made a baggage car out of some of them. This could of easily been a sleeper or a coach... Think of it as a modeler buying a shell for kitbashing except in 1:1 size.
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