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Passenger Car Restoration

Passenger Car Restoration

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Donation Total: $100

Donations are needed to fund restoration work on the Illinois Railway Museum's collection of historic railroad passenger cars. Current projects in the museum's Passenger Car Department include:

  • Repainting and roof rebuilding work on heavyweight Pullman solarium-observation car 'Mt. Harvard'
  • Interior restoration work and exterior repainting of heavyweight Pullman private car 'Pawnee'
  • Replacement of body and dome windows on Denver & Rio Grande Western streamlined dome car 'Silver Pony'
  • Vestibule steel work, interior repainting, and roof work on heavyweight Pullman sleeping car 'John McLoughlin'
  • Interior work on the lounge section of heavyweight Pullman lounge car 'Dover Strait'
  • Interior restoration work on several stainless-steel lightweight passenger cars known as the "silver cars"