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Artrain 1

In 1971 the Michigan Council for the Arts funded the creation of the Michigan Artrain, later simply Artrain, a roving art exhibition housed in three converted passenger cars. One of these three cars, ARTX 1, is an exhibit car rebuilt at that time from a heavyweight coach built in 1924

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Artrain 3

In 1971 the Michigan Council for the Arts funded the creation of the Michigan Artrain, later simply Artrain, a roving art exhibition housed in three converted passenger cars. One of these three cars, ARTX 3, is an exhibit car rebuilt c1971 from a Union Pacific streamlined coach. It was retired

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Nevada Northern 10

Nevada Northern 10, the “Ely,” is a particularly opulent example of a railroad private car. It was used by the president of the railroad for private luxury transportation and could also be employed as a rolling office or a way to “wine and dine” railroad customers. Its interior features extensive

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Southern Railway 10

Southern 10, the “Susan Marie,” is a heavyweight steel private car. Originally built by Pullman, it was rebuilt by the Southern Railway in 1948 as an office car, a mobile office and living quarters for one of the railway’s managers. It was sold by the railroad in 1975 and converted

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Wisconsin Central 57

Wisconsin Central Railway 57 is a wood-bodied coach. It was built in 1905 as part of an order for 10 coaches. In 1909, the WCRy was leased to the Soo Line, and in its later years this car was operated by the latter railroad. It was used to carry passengers

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Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee 749

Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee 749 is a high-speed steel interurban coach designed for use between Chicago and Milwaukee. It is the only car of its series of Pullman-built cars to be preserved and has been completely restored by IRM volunteers to its appearance in the late 1950s. Chicago North

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Chicago Aurora & Elgin 308

Chicago Aurora & Elgin 308 is a heavyweight wooden interurban coach designed for high-speed service between Chicago and the Fox River Valley. It remained in service for 51 years until the CA&E abandoned passenger service in 1957. It has been completely restored by IRM volunteers to its appearance in the

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Chicago Aurora & Elgin 309

Chicago Aurora & Elgin 309 is a wooden interurban coach designed for high-speed service between Chicago and the Fox River Valley. It is the only preserved interurban car built by Hicks, a small car builder in Chicago Heights, IL. The car has the distinction of never having left the state

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Chicago Aurora & Elgin 409

Chicago Aurora & Elgin 409 is the only surviving car from that railroad’s first order for steel interurban cars. It is a heavyweight steel coach designed for high-speed operation between Chicago and the Fox River Valley. It is restored to its appearance at the end of passenger service on the

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Chicago South Shore & South Bend 8

South Shore Line 8 is a heavyweight steel interurban coach built for service between Chicago and South Bend. It was part of the line’s first order for steel cars and is the oldest passenger car from the railroad preserved at IRM. It was used for more than 55 years and

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