Railroad Passenger and Baggage Cars
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 visitor, then you’ve probably been inside this baggage car many times. From the early 1980s until 2017, it was parked next to the East Union Depot and served as our gift shop!
Year Built: 1950
Length: 82ft 6in
Width: 10ft 7in
Height: 13ft 11in
Weight: ??? lbs
Trucks: General Steel Casting 4 Wheel
Description: Lightweight RPO/Express/Baggage (MOW No. 301030)
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational