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Union Station, Chicago: Regal Relic of Yesterday
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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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« Reply #40 on: Mar 29th, 2012, 1:07pm »
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Another unidentified location photo; this one dating from 1969.
 
Here we see another MILWAUKEE Pullman, the magnificent "LAKE KAPOWSIN".
 
Despite the late date, it's obvious that the equipment was still being well mainained.....
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/milw/milw-p0010goa.jpg


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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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« Reply #41 on: Mar 29th, 2012, 1:11pm »
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Catering halls are catering halls....and railroad stations are railroad stations......at least, that's my way of thinking.
 
IMHO, nothing short of "artsy fartsy" desecration......am not at all pleased with this; truly shows blatant disregard for the historical significance and the stately beauty of this magnificent station......
 
http://www.chicagounionstation.com/


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HwyHaulier
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« Reply #42 on: Mar 29th, 2012, 1:21pm »
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on Mar 28th, 2012, 12:13am, SILVER METEOR 158-58 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The BURLINGTON also used UNION STATION; this steam shot (at Chicago, 1956) features a background sure to please classic varnish buffs.....
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/cbq/cbq-s4000blr.jpg

SM -
 
Not to forget, BURLINGTON the other major player at UNION STATION! Recall, its entire ZEPHYR Empire began to become  
unglued, once line President, Lou Menk considered competitive impacts of new U A L B-727 aircraft! TRAINS did a thorough  
article (which makes the point, if any are to be thought serious, one needs the complete set of CD/DVD offering from Kalmbach!)...
 
The BURLINGTON article, BTW, more a discussion of Cost Accounting, correct distributions of experienced costs, and guidance  
of Dr. W. Edwards Deming.
 
.........................Vern....................


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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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« Reply #43 on: Mar 29th, 2012, 1:44pm »
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Burlington's "SILVER BOW", 1963.....
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/cbq/fwd-silbow-jpa.jpg


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« Reply #44 on: Mar 29th, 2012, 2:24pm »
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on Mar 29th, 2012, 1:44pm, SILVER METEOR 158-58 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Burlington's "SILVER BOW", 1963.....
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/cbq/fwd-silbow-jpa.jpg

 
Mmm - built by Budd, of course, and coupled to a heavyweight car. Wonder what sort - not a baggage, RPO or express, has a vestibule.


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« Reply #45 on: Mar 29th, 2012, 2:54pm »
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on Mar 29th, 2012, 2:24pm, ClydeDET wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Mmm - built by Budd, of course, and coupled to a heavyweight car. Wonder what sort - not a baggage, RPO or express, has a vestibule.

 
Clyde:
 
You just voiced my own question......kind of late in the era for a heavyweight Pullman, so, it might be safe to guess that this car might be a coach (or parlor).....
 
"SM"


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« Reply #46 on: Mar 29th, 2012, 2:57pm »
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Clyde -  
 
Thought you might have added reporting marks for FORT WORTH & DENVER sub! <G>
 
Surely, the photo of a Denver - Texas schedule...
 
In an observation, and IMHO, BURLINGTON ZEPHYR System was more "hub and spoke" over Denver...
 
.......................Vern......................


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« Reply #47 on: Mar 29th, 2012, 2:58pm »
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Date this one to 1968......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/cbq/cbq-sildom-jpa.jpg


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« Reply #48 on: Mar 29th, 2012, 3:03pm »
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Mixed heavyweight/streamline consist at Colorado Springs, 1965.....
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/cbq/fwd-co203jpa.jpg


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« Reply #49 on: Mar 29th, 2012, 3:19pm »
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BURLINGTON heavyweight "work diner", 1963......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/cbq/fwd-D263jpa.jpg


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« Reply #50 on: Mar 29th, 2012, 5:01pm »
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on Mar 29th, 2012, 3:03pm, SILVER METEOR 158-58 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Mixed heavyweight/streamline consist at Colorado Springs, 1965.....
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/cbq/fwd-co203jpa.jpg  

SM -
 
Remarkable here is the coach, next car back in the photo. Apparent P R R, but the letterboard is not crisp.  
The line did have a group of BUDD equipment, which it stubbornly painted, "Tuscan Red" all over...
 
It was in poor taste to comment P R R had "lost it" and the paint not needed...
 
.......................Vern...................


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« Reply #51 on: Mar 29th, 2012, 6:37pm »
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on Mar 29th, 2012, 5:01pm, HwyHaulier wrote:       (Click here for original message)

SM -
 
Remarkable here is the coach, next car back in the photo. Apparent P R R, but the letterboard is not crisp.  
The line did have a group of BUDD equipment, which it stubbornly painted, "Tuscan Red" all over...
 
It was in poor taste to comment P R R had "lost it" and the paint not needed...
 
.......................Vern...................

 
Vern.....
 
I had no idea that the next car back in photo might have been a PRR unit; also, was not aware that any sort of PRR equipment from BUDD had been painted in Tuscan.
 
This one is news to me.....
 
"SM"


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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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« Reply #52 on: Mar 29th, 2012, 6:45pm »
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"SILVER FLASH" observation at Dallas, Texas, 1963.....
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/cbq/cbq-silfla-jpb.jpg


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« Reply #53 on: Mar 29th, 2012, 6:51pm »
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Slumbercoach "SILVER REST" at Denver, 1963.....
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/cbq/cbq-silres-jpa.jpg


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« Reply #54 on: Mar 29th, 2012, 6:57pm »
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Web page (CB&Q) caption for this one states that this is a PRR sleeper at Bellvue, Ohio ( 1988 ).....
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/cbq/cbq-RR6-07.jpg


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"SILVER KETTLE" dome at Colorado Springs, 1962......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/cbq/cbq-silket-jpa.jpg


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Dome-obs "SILVER VERANDA" at Denver, 1963.....
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/cbq/cbq-silver-jpa.jpg


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« Reply #57 on: Mar 29th, 2012, 7:21pm »
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on Mar 29th, 2012, 2:57pm, HwyHaulier wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Clyde -  
 
Thought you might have added reporting marks for FORT WORTH & DENVER sub! <G>
 
Surely, the photo of a Denver - Texas schedule...
 
In an observation, and IMHO, BURLINGTON ZEPHYR System was more "hub and spoke" over Denver...
 
.......................Vern......................

 
Yes, the possibility of it being assigned to Texas Zephyr occured to me. I recall seeing heavyweights mixed with stainless steel in Dallas when i was a kid. And for that matter - during the last years of Burlington service to Dallas while i was in college.


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on Mar 29th, 2012, 2:58pm, SILVER METEOR 158-58 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Date this one to 1968......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/cbq/cbq-sildom-jpa.jpg

 
Interesting - no reporting marks I can see on SILVER DOME. Is that a modernized heavyweight coupled ahead? Look at the contour and car height.


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on Mar 29th, 2012, 5:01pm, HwyHaulier wrote:       (Click here for original message)

SM -
 
Remarkable here is the coach, next car back in the photo. Apparent P R R, but the letterboard is not crisp.  
The line did have a group of BUDD equipment, which it stubbornly painted, "Tuscan Red" all over...
 
It was in poor taste to comment P R R had "lost it" and the paint not needed...
 
.......................Vern...................

 
Irode in one of those PRR Tuscan Budds, a 10-6, from Chicago to Baltimore in 1966. Definitiely Budd, not Pullman, definitely Tuscan and gold lettering and accent lines. Not as well maintained as the Santa Fe 10-6 I had ridden from Tejas (also Budd).


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