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 Post subject: Two free Great Northern passenger cars Pullman, Washington
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:59 am 

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Two ex Great Northern passenger cars are free if you can haul them. Apparently they are leaning on the depot in Pullman, Washington. More info can be found at these two sites...
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 34&__xts__[0]=68.ARDD9wS51gBEg0txnW7neZcKrps6_3XWFvKEF_MJFrLRbha7mCSzfwfoalQ9Opctj-FvTFX0raQzYNxn98I8R5n-Jy4f-ME3kfepaKXWT8eQ9s2NhYHoF3RWlP4at0OnbQOUJ2LC5Xb-l1YcT7Vcqfzx5YXyx8EH-EyB8SzFkHLBV1Cc9yx6cQrlmvdpH1CitiUPqPUDymNLb43L37VzjqzZoI0SXhU2JP0D2WE9Bv2dGYd5sq8rw25dPeePc-yBxYFDbisufqjCzopp9nnOuiTU9utrqb64_DbP4LcbQHL8FkD7xzht9mDegtuam-ZRZecwtaEftM7UjglYlNWiPnn0G2Id52-iYwA9EjemGb0z1QdjPplOSQUTS5r4bNCvoQ&__tn__=K-R

https://pullman.craigslist.org/for/d/pu ... 53836.html


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 Post subject: Re: Two free Great Northern passenger cars Pullman, Washingt
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:47 am 

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They have been trying to get rid of those cars for a long while. Except for the couplers and "some other things" they are pretty much junk, not to mention ugly with those inappropriate windows- even the trucks appear to have been cannibalized.
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 Post subject: Re: Two free Great Northern passenger cars Pullman, Washingt
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:14 pm 

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They have been trying to get rid of them a long time, as mentioned above. They appear to be increasing the efforts, the cars are now on Craigslist.

Not sure why they'd want the couplers, or what "other items" are not included.

https://pullman.craigslist.org/for/d/pu ... 53836.html


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 Post subject: Re: Two free Great Northern passenger cars Pullman, Washingt
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:36 pm 

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At least one set of couplers/draft gear are spoken for if the cars are scrapped, along with a few other other miscellaneous parts, but they aren't a good source for much else, e.g. the trucks and wheel sets are apparently mismatched. When the cars were prepared for static display much was discarded, neither have brake valves, and all of the windows were replaced with vinyl house windows.


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 Post subject: Re: Two free Great Northern passenger cars Pullman, Washingt
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:43 pm 

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PMC wrote:
At least one set of couplers/draft gear are spoken for if the cars are scrapped, along with a few other other miscellaneous parts...


Even if they are "sold", they reserve some parts. Quoting the CL ad: "Couplers and a few other parts excluded."

Guess it's almost like the old HO kits "Less (correct) trucks and couplers"


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 Post subject: Re: Two free Great Northern passenger cars Pullman, Washingt
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 10:35 pm 

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Surprisingly both cars were saved. They are both going into private ownership. One is going to Colfax, WA and the other is going to Moscow, ID.

https://pullmanradio.com/two-passenger- ... G_9KyGkedo


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 Post subject: Re: Two free Great Northern passenger cars Pullman, Washingt
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 11:43 pm 

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Scrapping wouldn’t have made any sense anyways-not with the price of scrap steel being practically nothing. They’d have had to pay a scrapper to take them. Unless someone is really desperate to get rid of a piece, they’re not going to pay a scrapper to take a car or locomotive.

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 Post subject: Re: Two free Great Northern passenger cars Pullman, Washingt
PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 1:42 am 

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Ironic the newspaper article complains about them blocking views of the station.

As if the station was built for some other purpose!

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