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Chicago Burlington & Quincy 6166

Burlington 6166 is an all-steel heavyweight commuter coach built for carrying passengers between Chicago and the western suburbs. After it was retired, it was converted into a “camp car” for housing maintenance-of-way crews. Builder: Pullman/Pullman-Standard Year Built: 1927 Seats: 84 Length: 79ft 2in Width: 8ft 5in Height: 14ft 2in Weight:

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Pennsylvania Railroad 8089

Pennsylvania Railroad 8089 “Cascade Knoll” is a streamlined sleeping car. It is designed for long-distance accommodation and features private rooms that can be converted from daytime seating into nighttime bunks. It has a mix of 10 roomettes, small compartments intended for two occupants, and five double bedrooms, larger compartments that

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Chicago & North Western 8202

C&NW 8202 is a streamlined Railway Post Office/express/baggage car. Cars like this were hauled in passenger trains and were used for carrying passengers’ luggage, express freight, and other less-than-car-load (LCL) shipments. This car was also fitted with an RPO section for carrying mail. FUN FACT: If you’re a longtime IRM

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Chicago & North Western 8609

C&NW 8609 is an all-steel heavyweight baggage/RPO (Railway Post Office) car. Cars like this were hauled in passenger trains and were used for carrying passengers’ luggage, express freight, and other less-than-car-load (LCL) shipments. This car was also fitted with an RPO section for carrying mail. Builder: Pullman Year Built: 1910

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Elgin Joliet & Eastern 8726

EJ&E 8726 is an Army troop sleeper designed to haul soldiers during World War II. The U.S. Office of Defense Transportation ordered a total of 2,400 cars of this design as quick, basic transportation for the country’s armed forces. This car was built by Pullman at its Michigan City, Indiana,

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New York Central “Dover Strait”

New York Central “Dover Strait” is an all-steel heavyweight sleeping/buffet/lounge car. It has a large lounge area, a buffet and kitchen for serving light refreshments, and six double bedrooms, which were private rooms for two people that included a bathroom. When new, it bore the name “Stryker” and was a

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Chicago & North Western 8784

C&NW 8784 is an all-steel baggage/automobile car. Cars like this were hauled in passenger trains and were mostly used for carrying passengers’ luggage, express freight, and other less-than-car-load (LCL) shipments. This car is unusual because it was fitted with full-width doors at one end so that automobiles could be driven

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Grand Trunk Western 9695

Grand Trunk Western 9695 is an all-steel heavyweight RPO (Railway Post Office) car. The interior of the car has facilities for Post Office Department workers to sort mail while the train was en route. It is fitted with equipment for dropping off and picking up bags of mail “on the

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Chicago & North Western X250398

C&NW X250398 was built as a streamlined baggage/mail car for use on the City of Denver train between Chicago and Denver. Cars like this were mostly used for carrying passengers’ luggage, express freight, and other less-than-car-load (LCL) shipments. This car was retired from passenger service in 1953 and rebuilt in

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Chicago & North Western X300902

C&NW X300902 was built as a streamlined baggage/tap room car for use on the City of Denver train between Chicago and Denver. Partly used for baggage, the tap room portion of the car was a bar called the “Frontier Shack” and finished in wood planking with western-themed decorations. This car

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