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Date: 01/24/23 12:39
Rock Island spotless blue biz car(?) #100 redux
Author: valmont

Looking for (lost?) info on this one ...




Date: 01/24/23 13:38
Re: Rock Island spotless blue biz car(?) #100 redux
Author: refarkas

Super catch - This is the first time that I've seen a passenger/business car in blue and white.
Bob



Date: 01/24/23 14:23
Re: Rock Island spotless blue biz car(?) #100 redux
Author: cozephyr

Rock Island office car 100 was rebuilt from Chicago & North Western 4-bedroom/4-compartment/2-drawing-room sleeper IMPERIAL MARK, and still sported four of the small upper berth windows from its original configuration.  Thanks to Paul Olinver.



Date: 01/24/23 14:42
Re: Rock Island spotless blue biz car(?) #100 redux
Author: Seventyfive

Even the steps and step stool are Route Rock Blue.  Outstanding.  This great photo is both the cake and the icing!



Date: 01/24/23 19:36
Re: Rock Island spotless blue biz car(?) #100 redux
Author: royalgorge

Location is Colorado Springs, Colorado , Business Car spur just north of the Depot. Edge of St. Mary's Church can be seen in upper right . Red brick with white coping.



Date: 01/24/23 19:41
Re: Rock Island spotless blue biz car(?) #100 redux
Author: Topfuel

cozephyr Wrote:
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> Rock Island office car 100 was rebuilt from
> Chicago & North Western
> 4-bedroom/4-compartment/2-drawing-room sleeper
> IMPERIAL MARK, and still sported four of the small
> upper berth windows from its original
> configuration.  Thanks to Paul Olinver.

Car rebuilt by Bill Kratville's Auto-Liner Corp in South Omaha, NE.  One of several such similar conversions he did using ex-C&NW "Imperial" series sleepers built by P-S in 1942.  



Date: 01/24/23 19:55
Re: Rock Island spotless blue biz car(?) #100 redux
Author: P

royalgorge Wrote:
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> Location is Colorado Springs, Colorado , Business
> Car spur just north of the Depot. Edge of St.
> Mary's Church can be seen in upper right . Red
> brick with white coping.

And parked next to the ACME anvil company.

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