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Entries from February 2012

Topics from February, 2012

1142 - Wood Shop Update - February 25-26, 2011

Tuesday, February 28. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1140 - Steam Department Update 2-25-2012

Sunday, February 26. 2012. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

1139 - Silver Pony Update

Thursday, February 23. 2012. Posted by Roger Kramer in California Zephyr Silver Pony

1138 - Wood Shop Update - February 22, 2011

Thursday, February 23. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1135 - Wood Shop Update - February 18-19, 2011

Tuesday, February 21. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1133 - Steam Department Update 2-18-2012

Sunday, February 19. 2012. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

1132 - Wood Shop Update - February 11-15, 2011

Thursday, February 16. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1129 - Wood Shop Update - February 8, 2011

Thursday, February 9. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1126 - Wood Shop Update - February 4, 2011

Tuesday, February 7. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1125 - Steam Department Update 2-4-2012

Sunday, February 5. 2012. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

1124 - Wood Shop Update - February 1, 2011

Friday, February 3. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

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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 [...]