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Entries from May 2008

Topics from May, 2008

40 - Weekend Update

Friday, May 30. 2008. Posted by Joel Ahrendt in Electric Car Department

164 - ME 28 Update - May 25, 2008

Tuesday, May 27. 2008. Posted by Robert Kutella in Michigan Electric 28

232 - Behind the Scenes

Wednesday, May 21. 2008. Posted by Robert Kutella in Freight Car Department

163 - ME 28 Update - May 19, 2008

Tuesday, May 20. 2008. Posted by Robert Kutella in Michigan Electric 28

41 - Weekly Update

Monday, May 19. 2008. Posted by Joel Ahrendt in Electric Car Department

231 - Behind the Scenes

Thursday, May 15. 2008. Posted by Robert Kutella in Electric Car Department

92 - Wood Shop Update May 14, 2008

Thursday, May 15. 2008. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

253 - Milwaukee Streetcar May 14, 2008

Thursday, May 15. 2008. Posted by Robert Kutella in TMER&L 972 Streetcar

42 - Weekly Update

Monday, May 5. 2008. Posted by Joel Ahrendt in Electric Car Department

162 - ME 28 Update - May 4, 2008

Monday, May 5. 2008. Posted by Robert Kutella in Michigan Electric 28

161 - Michigan Electric 28

Sunday, May 4. 2008. Posted by Robert Kutella in Michigan Electric 28

249 - Pennsylvania Railroad Caboose

Thursday, May 1. 2008. Posted by Robert Kutella in Freight Car Department

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MRZ about The Old Bag and the Silver Beaver
Sat, 04-18-2015 09:26
After last weeks severe weather that occured not too far from the IRM's campus I began to wonder about how, and if the museum's collection is covered [...]


Robert Penn about The Old Bag and the Silver Beaver
Fri, 04-17-2015 17:33
Couldn't you just add another car for extra brakes? Also then shouldn't the RPO car always be out for a more authentic train?


Brian L. about The Old Bag and the Silver Beaver
Thu, 04-16-2015 22:08
From the operations side, 1309 would be a welcome addition for appearances behind 1630 and give us more weight and therefore more brakes. When 1630 is [...]


Roger Kramer about The Old Bag and the Silver Beaver
Thu, 04-16-2015 08:35
Hello Russ The acquisition, in my view, is important in a number of aspects. First, we want to demonstrate and educate the public on RR use of a [...]


Russ Prince about The Old Bag and the Silver Beaver
Wed, 04-15-2015 21:35
Hello Roger, and thanks for your reply last week. I am curious about the desire to bring 1309 to the museum. I understand the idea that it is [...]


Jeron G. about The Old Bag and the Silver Beaver
Wed, 04-15-2015 21:11
I meant to say the CNW 8609 instead of the 8784, but yeah that's an RPO/Bag.


Brian L. about The Old Bag and the Silver Beaver
Wed, 04-15-2015 18:04
To be purely technical, the N&W baggage (converted Pullman) used by the used bookstore and C&NW 8728 are heavyweights, however, they are used by other [...]


Jeron G. about The Old Bag and the Silver Beaver
Mon, 04-13-2015 21:43
I see. I wasn't sure if the CNW 8784 or the Havelock car were considered heavyweight baggage cars. I've always liked the look of the 8784. Too bad [...]


Brian L. about The Old Bag and the Silver Beaver
Mon, 04-13-2015 00:23
We have a few cars that would be considered cafe/lounge cars, ATSF lounge dorm, IC Grill-Lounge, and the Dover Strait lounge-buffet-sleeper. We do not [...]


Jeron G. about The Old Bag and the Silver Beaver
Sun, 04-12-2015 20:53
Just because there isn't a "full heavyweight CB&Q baggage car" in the collection, that doesn't necessarily mean we need one. Not aware if we already [...]


Brian L. about The Old Bag and the Silver Beaver
Wed, 04-08-2015 11:04
The key is that it STARTED life as an RPO-baggage. It is now a full baggage car, unlike 1923 which still has a 30' RPO compartment. We do not have a [...]


Roger Kramer about The Old Bag and the Silver Beaver
Tue, 04-07-2015 21:09
Hello Russ Yes, the baggage 1309 was once an RPO but the "Q" altered it into a full baggage, See pictures. Irm does not have a hvy wt car of this [...]