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 Post subject: Pullman "Sunbeam" at Hildene in VT
PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:47 am 
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Sneak peek at the newly constructed shelter for "Sunbeam" at the Hildene estate in Manchester, Vermont. The exquisitely restored car will officially open to museum visitors on August 1st...

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:49 pm 
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Beautiful! Any close ups?

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 Post subject: Re: Pullman "Sunbeam" at Hildene in VT
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9/29/13 - Updating an old thread...

An 8-minute video about the Sunbeam. The video talks about the car's purpose at the Hildene museum, and includes a few shots of the restoration work being done.

http://vimeo.com/65610214

Video's producers wrote:
"This is a video we made for Hildene, a museum in Vermont that was the home of Robert Todd Lincoln.
The son of a President, Lincoln served as President of the Pullman Railcar Company for most of his career.
We wrote, photographed and edited this video for our colleagues at Rolling Stock Pictures."


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 Post subject: Re: Pullman "Sunbeam" at Hildene in VT
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:34 am 

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That car has to be the most beautiful example of craftsmanship in such a vehicle that I have ever seen.


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 Post subject: Re: Pullman "Sunbeam" at Hildene in VT
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Nicely done video. Wish that they had mentioned where they acquired the set of 6 wheel trucks for the car.


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 Post subject: Re: Pullman "Sunbeam" at Hildene in VT
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:59 pm 

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Les Beckman wrote:
Nicely done video. Wish that they had mentioned where they acquired the set of 6 wheel trucks for the car.

I went to the website of the company that produced this documentary and noticed a few videos posted. One is a different video on the Sunbeam, and it answers the question about where the trucks were acquired. Link below:
http://www.rollingstockpictures.com/RSP ... ation.html


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 Post subject: Re: Pullman "Sunbeam" at Hildene in VT
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FLO wrote:
Les Beckman wrote:
Nicely done video. Wish that they had mentioned where they acquired the set of 6 wheel trucks for the car.

I went to the website of the company that produced this documentary and noticed a few videos posted. One is a different video on the Sunbeam, and it answers the question about where the trucks were acquired. Link below:
http://www.rollingstockpictures.com/RSP ... ation.html


Thanks very much Lucien. Of course, it makes me wonder about the "derelict car" in Wisconsin where they found the set of trucks!

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 Post subject: Re: Pullman "Sunbeam" at Hildene in VT
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They ain't a'gonna tell you Les, 'cause if they're off a Soo Line work car, they are likely Barney & Smith trucks.

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