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 Post subject: Re: Rock Island commuter equipment question
PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:33 pm 

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Folks,
This car is a long way from Union; and remember that the museum already has 5 or 6 Rock Island commuter cars. They have spent a lot of volunteer hours getting them in shape to host major events like Thomas the Bank engine at the museum.

Ted Miles, IRM Member


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 Post subject: Re: Rock Island commuter equipment question
PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:59 pm 

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Didn't IRM purchase two RI commuter cars from the Galveston museum which were inundated with salt water during a hurricane? Last I read on a blog or Rail & Wire was that IRM was building wheel chocks for them? What happened to these cars? Presumably scrapped? Parts source?
Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Rock Island commuter equipment question
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:24 am 

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patentable wrote:
Didn't IRM purchase two RI commuter cars from the Galveston museum which were inundated with salt water during a hurricane? Last I read on a blog or Rail & Wire was that IRM was building wheel chocks for them? What happened to these cars? Presumably scrapped? Parts source?
Bob


There was 3 cars in Galveston at one time, I rode them as a kid. They degraded substantially over the years - Galveston's salt air is bad for steel - and were last seen in one of the yards near the Museum.
There was a photo posted on facebook recently, but I can't find it.

CD


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 Post subject: Re: Rock Island commuter equipment question
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:23 pm 

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Looking at that compilation of surviving RI cars, I'm mystified.

Texas State Railroad has an entire fleet of ex-Rock Island commuter cars, and I don't have the original car numbers of any of them. Yet I don't see them on that disposition list, either, which poses even more questions.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=3614163


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