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Union Station, Chicago: Regal Relic of Yesterday
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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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Re: Union Station, Chicago: Regal Relic of Yesterday
 
« Reply #20 on: Mar 28th, 2012, 10:40am »
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Interesting history (and models) of the original bilevel commuter cars used by the BURLINGTON, C&NW, etc.......
 
http://www.wheelsotime.com/bilevel-commute-coach/


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« Reply #21 on: Mar 28th, 2012, 12:28pm »
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Union Station......
 
http://www.american-rails.com/chicago-union-station.html


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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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« Reply #22 on: Mar 28th, 2012, 12:35pm »
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A magnificent train that needs no introduction.....
 
http://ironhorse129.com/projects/engines/Hiawatha/F7HudsonHiawatha.htm


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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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« Reply #23 on: Mar 28th, 2012, 12:41pm »
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"OLYMPIAN HIAWATHA" schedules/equipment (7/56)......
 
http://www.streamlinerschedules.com/concourse/track7/olympianhi195607.html


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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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« Reply #24 on: Mar 28th, 2012, 12:47pm »
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See also......
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympian_Hiawatha


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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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Re: Union Station, Chicago: Regal Relic of Yesterday
 
« Reply #25 on: Mar 28th, 2012, 12:52pm »
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Good links on this page; don't miss the "SUPER DOME" tour......
 
http://www.trainweb.org/hiawatha


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« Reply #26 on: Mar 28th, 2012, 7:57pm »
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Silver Meteor:
 
In reference to your post 18:
 
The MILW train is probably one of the outbound commuter trains.  The clues are the crew member in the cab; he would not have been there for an inbound commuter train, as he'd have been in the leading coach for the inbound run.  
 
The second clue is the car behind the train.  It might be a coach, which would not have been uncommon as the first car behind the loco on some commuter trains.  The third clue is that fact there is only one loco.
 
It could also be a Chicago-Milwaukee train, but without more of the train, it's hard to tell for certain.  It's most likely not one of the Morning or Afternoon Hiawathas, as they would have had headend cars right behind the loco.
 
Have a good one!
 
Alan


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« Reply #27 on: Mar 28th, 2012, 10:13pm »
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Alan.....
 
Appreciate this info....thanks!
 
Being a lifelong "Jersey Boy" I am anything BUT an expert when it comes to passenger operations "out West" (or ANYWHERE else, for that matter!)
 
I must admit, though, I've long had a deep affection for the HIAWATHA, especially in itsstreamlined steam days!
 
"SM"


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« Reply #28 on: Mar 28th, 2012, 10:24pm »
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Here's another page of interest.....
 
http://www.r2parks.net/cmstp&p.html


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« Reply #29 on: Mar 28th, 2012, 10:29pm »
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"HOW THE MIGHTY HATH FALLEN"
 
A sad, senseless waste of a truly magnificent machine.....this once-proud, high-steppin' lady certainly deserved better....
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/milw/milw-s04ana.jpg


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« Reply #30 on: Mar 28th, 2012, 10:46pm »
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Breathtaking style such as this will never be seen again on American rails.....
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/picspicspics/2385391014/


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« Reply #31 on: Mar 28th, 2012, 10:56pm »
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Another timeless scene, all too often taken for granted, once upon a time.....
 
http://abpr.railfan.net/abprphoto.cgi?october03/10-31-03/Milw.Lounge.jpg


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Re: Union Station, Chicago: Regal Relic of Yesterday
 
« Reply #32 on: Mar 28th, 2012, 11:17pm »
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on Mar 28th, 2012, 10:46pm, SILVER METEOR 158-58 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Breathtaking style such as this will never be seen again on American rails.....
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/picspicspics/2385391014/

 
 
Outside of excursions, that is . . .
 
http://261.com
 
 
I've seen these cars - - the Super Dome and Skytop cars are first-rate, indeed.  The Dome's interior has been modified a bit (it's more elegant than it was in MILW service), but it's still a Wayback Machine, in my book.
 
 
Regards,
 
Norm


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« Reply #33 on: Mar 28th, 2012, 11:26pm »
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Norm.....
 
How true, my friend!
 
Rail excursions, using once-commonplace vintage equipment, are today virtually the last, living links to an era so many of us "old timers" still treasure today.....cherished memories of the happy, carefree days of our youth!
 
Truly, we were SPOILED by what was riding the rails, back then!
 
"SM"


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« Reply #34 on: Mar 29th, 2012, 12:07am »
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All:
 
Don't miss this page......
 
http://www.trainweb.org/web_lurker/MILWf/


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« Reply #35 on: Mar 29th, 2012, 1:13am »
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Likewise.....
 
http://www.curtronics.com/Trains/MilwRoadCedarRapids/index.html


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« Reply #36 on: Mar 29th, 2012, 1:20am »
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Handsome MILWAUKEE ROAD sleeper, "PACIFIC HARBOR", at Chicago, 1969.
 
The bright yellow of the MILWAUKEE (like that used on UP passenger equipment) was at once both striking and eye-catching......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/milw/milw-p0036goa.jpg


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« Reply #37 on: Mar 29th, 2012, 11:32am »
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Alan - SM - All -
 
See Replies #18 & #26. Note photo date of 1965. I was there in the era; seems to me MILW finally had its Bi-Level Cars,  
in lieu the venerable, much older equipment in commute services.
 
With this photo, I'll intuit it was on a CGO - MKE run, and not a "commute". With use of a single power unit, it implies a  
four or five car train. Certainly not a trans-con HIAWATHA...
 
SM: Excellent overview of the way it used to be at Union Station. Noted with the "Big Players" which called at the point.
 
Clyde: In your recall, yes, by date the malaise and overall lack of morale among the P R R guys quite plain and obvious.  
Guess most of them needed anti-depressant meds to deal with what had become of its vaunted, "Blue Ribbon Fleet"  
service. (Which is why you shudda' booked on B & O #6?) <G>
 
..........................Vern......................


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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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« Reply #38 on: Mar 29th, 2012, 12:52pm »
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Vern......
 
Indeed, life at UNION SATION back in the old days was indeed an exciting experience, with the mighty Pennsy as the "big-time player"!
 
You've noted, surely, that the great Concourse (clearly inspired by the late, great Pennsylvania Station) was foolishly demolished in the late 60's; today (according to the latest I read) train ticketing has been removed from the Great Hall, in favor of "retail" occupancy.
 
Supposedly, ticketing was to be moved back into the Great Hall, at some later date.
 
Sure makes you wonder just what makes some folks tick.....
 
"SM"


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« Reply #39 on: Mar 29th, 2012, 1:00pm »
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Vern/All:
 
1964 view (location unknown) of MILWAUKEE Pullman "LAKE COEUR D' ALENE"; note PRR sleeper on left.........
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/milw/milw-p0002goa.jpg


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