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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 [...]