Private cars in Chicago union station

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  1. May 21, 2018 #1

    Steve4031

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    I returned from my trip to Detroit on the Wolverine service. I saw the observation car cedar rapids and the dome car that travels with it on track 2. It was not there in the morning. Whenever I take my points runs on park in the garage and will along that walk way. So I am sure they arrived yesterday.
     
  2. May 21, 2018 #2

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    They arrived two days ago on 8. Should be leaving tomorrow or the day after on 7 back to MSP. They are in town for a stationary event. Quite a pretty penny to run them from MSP-CHI for an event in the station.
     
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    Interesting. They were not on track 2 around 6:50 am when I walked down the hallway from the garage. I clearly remember seeing all the way over to amtrak trains sitting on tracks 20-28 waiting for departure.
     
  4. May 25, 2018 #4

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    Is it the same event each year which they come in for?

    And were they able to make the scheduled public trip on the 8 to CHI or was that cancelled due to the train running late that day?
     
  5. May 25, 2018 #5

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    They were picked up on 8 that day. I'm not sure who chartered the cars. 261 does a great job and can keep almost everything in house.

    I know that they normally come for a restaurant association trip, and the Donneley Special.
     
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