Monday, November 26, 2012

Photo Number 1058

My husband has a model train collection.  O scale, technically O27.   I have found a few old black and whites of trains..old photos of trains are few and far between.

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada.

Group by Train Winnipeg Antiques

A Great Northern passenger car.   I wonder if they got off the train for lunch?  Is that their lunch off to the right stacked neatly?  Where were they going?  Where had they been?

I love to travel by train..I have been to the West Coast several times..there is nothing quite like traveling on the train.

Thanks for stopping by.  Do come again:)

7 comments:

  1. Fun to see this train photo. When I was 20, I went to Germany with my parents and that was my first time to ride a train. The countryside was beautiful (at Christmas) and everyone on the train had their skis with them.

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  2. This is a historical railcar.

    On October 28, 1925 Great Northern (GN) 2313 was completed. Given the serial number 130, it was the 30th production rail motorcar. GN 2313 first entered service on November 27, 1925 for trains 259 and 260 between Marcus, Washington and South Nelson, British Columbia.

    By 1939 Great Northern considered this rail motorcar to be too expensive to maintain. On December 28, 1939 Great Northern sold GN 2313 to the Montana Western. Montana Western merely dropped the first and last digits of the car number. MW 31 operated on the 20.13-mile railroad between its connection with the GN at Conrad,
    Montana and Valier, Montana.

    http://files.asme.org/ASMEORG/Communities/History/Landmarks/1265.pdf note the smaller rounded top windows near the end.

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  3. The railcar still exists! It is now in the Mid-Continent Railway Museum in North Freedom, Wisconsin.

    http://www.midcontinent.org/

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  4. That is so neat about finding that actual rail car, Iggy! What a connection. Had no idea the specific car could be tracked like that.

    And Winnipeg! Hope you have some more pics from there. Who knows, maybe some day you will be posting a photo of one of my long-lost relatives! :)

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  5. Now THAT is dedicated detective work.

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  6. The museum in wisconsin would like to have this photo. I will email you the particulars soon. :)

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