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 Post subject: Indiana Property With 4 CSS&SB Cars For Sale
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:50 am 

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It's in Chesterton, IN. I guess it was a restaurant, then (per a post here) an antique shop. I guess that would make these cars endangered. A web site says they are 17, 26, 100, and 104.

(What looks like an old freight house nearby has two cabooses and a NYC-painted boxcar. I believe that's NS in the foreground.)

http://commercial.century21.com/real-es ... N026010003

PS: Did the South Shore use Waukesha Ice Engine A/C on all their cars? I was a little surprised to see that on an electric MU car.


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 Post subject: Re: Indiana Property With 4 CSS&SB Cars For Sale
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:06 am 

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A little historical note, during WW2 the CSS&SB painted the 100 in red, white, and blue with "Buy War Bonds" on the sides


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 Post subject: Re: Indiana Property With 4 CSS&SB Cars For Sale
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:23 am 

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The "old freight house" mentioned that is nearby is "Riley's Railhouse"; a Bed & Breakfast made from the 1914 New York Central freight house.

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 Post subject: Re: Indiana Property With 4 CSS&SB Cars For Sale
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:51 am 

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Yes, the SS used Waukesha propane powered engines on all their AC-equipped cars. The 2 diners at the East Troy RR (24 & 25) had theirs removed and replaced by 600V electric motors to run the AC units.


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 Post subject: Re: Indiana Property With 4 CSS&SB Cars For Sale
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:36 pm 

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My family and I just were there Sunday July 30th. The freight house is the site of the Chesterton Railcam.

https://railstream.net/live-cameras/item/chesterton-in-west-free

At times, my youngest is hooked on watching that railcam and wanted to visit the site while we drove between NJ and a family visit in Chicago.

I too noticed the property for sale. On a Sunday at noon time most of the businesses were closed in the downtown. Chesterton is a very nice little town but it appears most of the business activity in that area had moved to the standard box stores on the highway about a mile away.

Not sure what type of adaptive reuse could be done with this property.

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