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Business Car III by classictrains Business Car III by classictrains
I found the Northern Pacific business car Clark Fork River in St. Paul while on a long weekend train ride from Chicago to KC to Minneapolis-St.Paul then back home again.

One of the reason for posting this now is Joe's :iconjdawg9806: discovery of a Q sleeper in Illinois last week. Note that the car to the right is in NP paint but tagged for the CB&Q. See [link] and [link]
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JDAWG9806 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
That car I found is still out here. A friend of mine found it in Burnham, I went there today and it was gone.
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HerrDrayer Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Man, I'd love to see rail service north and south from KC in the future. It seems ridiculous that Amtrak doesn't have a run from KC to MSP via Des Moines...and perhaps south to OKC as well...
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classictrains Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
BTW... that trip from KC to MSP was on the Rock and it stopped EVERYWHERE along the way.
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HerrDrayer Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I can only imagine...let's not even start with the number of slow orders you must have encountered by that time...Not exactly a rocket by then.
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classictrains Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
I got the feeling it was one endless slow order the whole way.
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HerrDrayer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
That doesn't surprise me. On some Rock Island historical society webpage that looked like it hadn't been updated since 1994, I found a picture of the Peoria Rocket just a few months before it stopped running in 1978 or 9. Joliet Union Station is in the background, the train's just two cars long, and every single joint was low, every single tie was obscured with grass, and the engine was smoking like a PA-1.
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