Illinois Railway Museum Home Page
 BLOG | DIRECTIONS | SCHEDULE | STORE |
   

Illinois Railway Museum Blog

Entries from July 2011

Topics from July, 2011

975 - TMS Project - July 30, 2011

Sunday, July 31. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Two Milwaukee Streetcars

974 - News and Views - July 30, 2011

Sunday, July 31. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

973 - Wood Shop Update - July 27, 2011

Thursday, July 28. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

972 - Steam Report - July 23, 2011

Monday, July 25. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Steam Department

971 - Barn 4 Work - July 24, 2011

Monday, July 25. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Electric Car Department

970 - ME 28 Update - July 24, 2011

Monday, July 25. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Michigan Electric 28

969 - News and Views - July 20, 2011

Thursday, July 21. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

965 - Steam Report - July 16, 2011

Monday, July 18. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Steam Department

963 - News and Views - July16, 2011

Sunday, July 17. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in General Blog Entries

961 - News and Views - July 13, 2011

Thursday, July 14. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

960 - Steam Pics - July 13, 2011

Thursday, July 14. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Steam Department

959 - Steam News - July 9, 2011

Tuesday, July 12. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Steam Department

958 - Trolley Bus West Loop

Sunday, July 10. 2011. Posted by Ray Piesciuk in Trolley Bus Department

957 - Shop News - July 9, 2011

Sunday, July 10. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

956 - TMS Project - July 6, 2011

Thursday, July 7. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Two Milwaukee Streetcars

955 - Wood Shop Update - July 6, 2011

Thursday, July 7. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

951 - Site News - July 2, 2011

Sunday, July 3. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in General Blog Entries

950 - Steam News - June 30, 2011

Friday, July 1. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Steam Department

Blog Administration

Find us on Facebook

Category Tree

Calendar

Back July '11 Forward
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
          2
4 6 8 9
11 13 16
20 22 23
24 26 27 29 30
           

Quicksearch

Comments

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 [...]