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Mortuary cars .
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Author:  TimReynolds [ Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mortuary cars .

The Ringling Show after WWII acquired many hospital cars to upgrade the passenger fleet. One of them can be found in Baraboo WI at the Circus World Museum and was an advertising car. From what is described in this post appears to be a former Mortuary car.

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Here are a few being used as elephant cars. The 3 axle trucks were ideal for that cargo.

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The first year they were used was 1947 I believe. That year they were painted red and the flats and stocks were yellow. That scheme gave way to all silver which remained the color until the end. Here is a B&W of one of the cars in 1947


By the 1970s most were waiting to be scrapped

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Author:  M Secco [ Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:44 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mortuary cars .

Thanks for all the pictures and information on the Mortuary cars . Now I have to see where all this takes me. For sure I gotta go look and walk thru one , or all of them .


If anybody wants to get rid of one , please drop me a line thru RPN .

Author:  M Secco [ Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mortuary cars .

Wow , the information , tips , insights and private messages you people are contributing is great . This network really does work well when used properly . If/when I find out something semi spectacular , I'll let you all know . Thanks.

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