Restoring Milwaukee Road Coach #649 (Illinois Railway Museum)

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Restoring Milwaukee Road Coach #649 (Illinois Railway Museum)
Posted by CMStPnP on Monday, December 30, 2019 8:46 PM

Looks like they are going with UP yellow and grey colors for both coaches to match the E-9 #33C locomotive they are also trying to restore.......

http://www2.irm.org/blogs/categories/76-Milwaukee-649

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 6:59 AM

It may be a disappointment to some MILW fans but almost all of the long-haul passenger equipment was in UP colors by the early 1960's, even the "Olympian Hiawatha".

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 8:31 AM

Hey, it's their coach, their money, and their sweat going into the restoration.  They can do it any way they want.

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Posted by kgbw49 on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 10:44 AM

At least these guys and gals are keeping the orange and red torch burning:

https://261.com/261-stats/

E-9 32A should be in orange and red soon.

 

 

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