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Date: 08/03/22 07:36
Skytop lounge in Birmingham
Author: Mouse

Spotted a Skytop Lounge car in Norris Yard last night. Parked near the main tower.

Lettered ACWR 3311.



Date: 08/03/22 07:53
Re: Skytop lounge in Birmingham
Author: scraphauler

Slowly heading to its new home as part of the Aberdeen Carolina and Western fleet.

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Date: 08/03/22 08:02
Re: Skytop lounge in Birmingham
Author: aehouse

Former MILW (and CN) sleeper-lounge. Named Coffee Creek when in MILW Olympian Hiawatha service. Don't know the CN-rename.

Art House



Date: 08/03/22 09:37
Re: Skytop lounge in Birmingham
Author: CCMF

CN 1902 "FUNDY"
 

Bill Miller
Galt, ON



Date: 08/03/22 14:36
Re: Skytop lounge in Birmingham
Author: CPR_4000

Did CN have all the MILW beavertails or just the sleeper version?



Date: 08/03/22 15:06
Re: Skytop lounge in Birmingham
Author: agentatascadero

Don't think CN ever had any Beavertails, but did purchase the 6 Skytop Pullman/lounges from the old Olympian Hiawatha.  I'm not sure of the total number of 
Skytop Parlor cars, but none went to the CN.

AA

Stanford White
Carmel Valley, CA



Date: 08/03/22 15:45
Re: Skytop lounge in Birmingham
Author: TCnR

Here's a dated webpage but it gives the basic history of the Skytop Lounges. The icon with the car names leads to more info, they also have a page for the Super Domes.

http://www.trainweb.org/hiawatha/skytops.html



Date: 08/05/22 06:51
Re: Skytop lounge in Birmingham
Author: joemvcnj

Long ways from its historical habitat of the northern plains and the Rockies. 



Date: 08/05/22 07:54
Re: Skytop lounge in Birmingham
Author: ctillnc

Yep, the passengers will have a great view of yellow pines, feed mills, golf courses, the wealthy back yards of Pinehurst, and the small town countryside. Probably not what the designers of the car had intended! 



Date: 08/05/22 13:31
Re: Skytop lounge in Birmingham
Author: scraphauler

ctillnc Wrote:
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> Yep, the passengers will have a great view of
> yellow pines, feed mills, golf courses, the
> wealthy back yards of Pinehurst, and the small
> town countryside. Probably not what the designers
> of the car had intended! 

You gotta watch them Pinehurst backyards.  All sorts of crazy people lurking about there....



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