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Date: 05/11/24 07:48
Allentown and Auburn Mixed Train
Author: dschlegel

I stopped in at a Mennonite greenhouse to pick up some flowers for my mom this morning and lucked into the Allentown and Auburn's Mothers Day special.

What was a nice surprise was that they had their Northern Lights business car in the consist, AND two gons pulled from the foundry in Kutztown.

Enjoy and Happy Mothers Day to all moms!!

Dan

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Date: 05/11/24 13:15
Re: Allentown and Auburn Mixed Train
Author: boejoe

Thanks Dan.  What's the story on the business car?  Was not aware of its existence.
jb



Date: 05/11/24 14:21
Re: Allentown and Auburn Mixed Train
Author: dschlegel

boejoe Wrote:
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> Thanks Dan.  What's the story on the business
> car?  Was not aware of its existence.
> jb

I don’t have all of the history but believe it was a CB&Q car built by Budd.

Dan

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Date: 05/11/24 16:53
Re: Allentown and Auburn Mixed Train
Author: Pattenburg

boejoe Wrote:
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> Thanks Dan.  What's the story on the business
> car?  Was not aware of its existence.
> jb

Here is some background on that car you asked about... The stainless office car is the former Chicago, Burlington & Quincy RR (CB&Q) "The Roundup", a heavyweight that was sheathed in stainless steel by the Q to match the Budd-built Zephyr equipment. 



Date: 05/11/24 16:57
Re: Allentown and Auburn Mixed Train
Author: Darthsimpletext

Thanks for showing some passenger and frieght business on the A&A

nick



Date: 05/14/24 05:19
Re: Allentown and Auburn Mixed Train
Author: dan

the roundup is supposedly a little wider than your average passenger car, nice to see it running



Date: 05/14/24 06:48
Re: Allentown and Auburn Mixed Train
Author: jim6300loco

Congratulations on VOTD!
POP



Date: 05/14/24 08:02
Re: Allentown and Auburn Mixed Train
Author: FiveChime

Yes, congratulations!
Nice sounding Nathan M3 back up horn on private car.
Regards, Jim Evans



Date: 05/14/24 11:23
Re: Allentown and Auburn Mixed Train
Author: jim6300loco

CB&Q had it first. It was orginally built in the early 1900's. CB&W put the silver siding on it. It's forbiden to travel into Penn Station , NY. After CB&Q had it the CN used it as a business car and called it Northern Lights. It currently is  privately owned and is on loan to the A&A.



Date: 05/14/24 15:09
Re: Allentown and Auburn Mixed Train
Author: dschlegel

Thanks all for the extra background on the Northern Lights!

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