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I was down at the Amtrak Chicago yard yesterday and didn't see the four Parlour Cars. But I also don't recall anyone posting they went on 50 or 850 to Beech Grove either. Anyone have insight?

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Yeah, they're at Beech Grove. They were never supposed to stay at Chicago Yard very long.

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Thanks for the info! Did anyone get any photos of them on #50 or #850? I am surprised with all of the photos people got of them on #4... Haven't seen any on the Hoosier.

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Any word on whether the California State Rail Museum will acquire one of these jewels??

 

Seems like a No Brainer!🤔

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Thanks for the info! Did anyone get any photos of them on #50 or #850? I am surprised with all of the photos people got of them on #4... Haven't seen any on the Hoosier.

 

 

That was hard.

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Any word on whether the California State Rail Museum will acquire one of these jewels??

 

Seems like a No Brainer!

 

Especially if they could restore it back to its original 1955 configuration.

Edited by OlympianHiawatha

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Two of PPCs went to the Grove on 2/21 and the other two went on 2/28....and there they sit. Maybe Seaboard will buy one.

Definitely not. Even though I might buy parts off of them because the resell market is great on parts. My main reason I won't buy any is because they have second floor passages. And I do not want to engineer that down to single floor on both end. Or run with transition cars. I'll pass.

 

But if I would do it I would look at Columbia Valley as the car I would want.

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Thanks for the info! Did anyone get any photos of them on #50 or #850? I am surprised with all of the photos people got of them on #4... Haven't seen any on the Hoosier.

 

 

That was hard.

 

Holy crap! Those were the two I went in (well I went in one, and got close ups of the other)! I arrived at Chicago Yard about an hour after they arrived, and I guess they left a few hours after that. So that means I just happened to be passing through during the roughly four hours they were in Chicago (they arrived around 1:00 PM).

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Two of PPCs went to the Grove on 2/21 and the other two went on 2/28....and there they sit. Maybe Seaboard will buy one.

Definitely not. Even though I might buy parts off of them because the resell market is great on parts. My main reason I won't buy any is because they have second floor passages. And I do not want to engineer that down to single floor on both end. Or run with transition cars. I'll pass.

 

But if I would do it I would look at Columbia Valley as the car I would want.

 

Please don't buy parts off them! You'd be dismantling cars that many of us are obsessed with and love!

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But some parts keep other cars running. So it's all relative. So far I have an offer in for a few small things. Mostly aesthetic. Namely the map of Oregon and Washington from the bottom floor.

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There were rumors, I don't know whether they are well-founded, that they had already found buyers.

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