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Entries from March 2011

Topics from March, 2011

890 - Wood Shop Update - March 30, 2011

Thursday, March 31. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

888 - Snowflake Special 03/27/2011

Sunday, March 27. 2011. Posted by Ray Piesciuk in News and Publicity

889 - Track Report

Sunday, March 27. 2011. Posted by Tom Hunter in Track Department

887 - Wood Shop Update - March 26, 2011

Sunday, March 27. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

886 - Wood Shop Update - March 23, 2011

Friday, March 25. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella

881 - Weekend Track Report

Sunday, March 20. 2011. Posted by Tom Hunter in Track Department

880 - Wood Shop Update - March 19, 2011

Sunday, March 20. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

879 - Patternmaking - March 17, 2011

Sunday, March 20. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Steam Department

878 - Wood Shop Update - March 16, 2011

Thursday, March 17. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

876 - GB&W 2407 progress

Tuesday, March 15. 2011. Posted by James Kolanowski in Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 841

875 - Sunday's Track Report

Monday, March 14. 2011. Posted by Adam Robillard in Track Department

874 - Saturday Track Report

Sunday, March 13. 2011. Posted by Frank DeVries in Track Department

873 - Wood Shop Update - March 12, 2011

Sunday, March 13. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

871 - CTS 4223 - March 12, 2011

Sunday, March 13. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Electric Car Department

870 - The Rogues Gallery - March 11, 2011

Saturday, March 12. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

869 - Wood Shop Update - March 9, 2011

Thursday, March 10. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

867 - Wood Shop and Other News - March 5, 2011

Sunday, March 6. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

866 - Saturday's Track Report

Saturday, March 5. 2011. Posted by Adam Robillard in Track Department

864 - Wood Shop Update - March 2, 2011

Thursday, March 3. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

915 - Website stats for February 2011

Wednesday, March 2. 2011. Posted by James Kolanowski in Info Tech Department

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ER about The Old Bag and the Silver Beaver
Wed, 03-18-2015 19:05
Just load up on Slumbercoaches!


Brian L. about The Old Bag and the Silver Beaver
Tue, 03-17-2015 21:34
Display first, operation later. It needs to be watertight to be on display with the streamliners in yard 5, then we can start working on putting the [...]


Roger Kramer about The Old Bag and the Silver Beaver
Tue, 03-17-2015 19:04
Hello David S We would love to have the Silver Pony in operation. At this time the coach dept does not have enough volunteers and $ to complete [...]


David S about The Old Bag and the Silver Beaver
Tue, 03-17-2015 15:39
On display? No plans for it to ever become operational? I know it wouldn't exactly "fit in" with the heavyweights, but I bet it would be very popular [...]


Brian L. about The Old Bag and the Silver Beaver
Sun, 03-15-2015 13:18
We have 3 "modernized" Heavyweights, IC 2804, GTW 5316, and UP 501. UP 501 is used for the Terror on the Railroad event, GTW 5316 needs some major [...]


Chris about The Old Bag and the Silver Beaver
Fri, 03-13-2015 02:06
It looks like IRM DOES have about three streamliner era coaches. Though two are modernized heavyweights, and one is more of a luxury chair car. [...]


Brian L. about The Old Bag and the Silver Beaver
Thu, 03-12-2015 11:20
Ted, The car started life as a near copy of CB&Q 1923; our operational RPO Baggage car. I have not managed to find the number of the car it was [...]


Brian L. about The Old Bag and the Silver Beaver
Thu, 03-12-2015 11:11
Not a whole lot. Operational cars take priority obviously. Hopefully we'll have the materials we need to get it on display within a year or two.


Brian L. about The Old Bag and the Silver Beaver
Thu, 03-12-2015 11:04
If we were to go after any lightweight coaches, they would either be junk or cost tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. Postwar lightweights [...]


Roger Kramer about The Old Bag and the Silver Beaver
Thu, 03-12-2015 10:57
Hello Ted, Our info from CB&Q Hist Society confirms that the "bag" was once an RPO and was converted to a baggage car. Please help the cause by [...]


Roger Kramer about The Old Bag and the Silver Beaver
Thu, 03-12-2015 10:53
Thanks Joe, Yes we are aware and will be interested in the outcome. Roger


Roger Kramer about The Old Bag and the Silver Beaver
Thu, 03-12-2015 10:50
Hi Dave, Regarding the Silver Pony there are plans for future installation of some windows but nothing scheduled for the next six months. We will be [...]