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Former Pullman Collection in CT?
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Author:  Joshua K. Blay [ Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:19 am ]
Post subject:  Former Pullman Collection in CT?

I remember my relatives formerly of CT sending a newspaper article on a gent whose father and bought Pullmans and moved them to his home. 15 or so years ago they were disposed of, one or more to the Valley Railroad? Anyone have a story or roster and their disposition?



Author:  Bob Kutella [ Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Former Pullman Collection in CT?

Two of those, ex Boston and Maine, may be the ones now at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union.

Bob Kutelal

Author:  MEC_557 [ Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Former Pullman Collection in CT?

Jim Bradley was the man who collected them in his Stonington, CT backyard.

From what I know Illinios has none of them.

One went to the Valley Railroad in Essex, CT. "Great Republic"

One went to a private owner, the "Fox Point"

The rest went to the Railroad Museum of New England and all are stored there. "Forrest Hills" #603 saw some work done to it a year or so ago to redo the roof to protect the car.

The "Philinda" #610, "Staghound" and "Breslin Tower" are stored awaiting thier turn in the restoration que.

Here's a better article on Bradley's Pullmann collection. One other interesting note is that FL-9 # 2019 that is mentioned in that article is also now preserved at RMNE and is infact one of the regularly used excursion engines.


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