NKP 211 City of Lima - on the move - we need your help.

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NKP 211 City of Lima - on the move - we need your help.

Postby njmidland » Sun Nov 19, 2006 7:57 am

After a long delay the Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society's 10-6 sleeping car, Nickel Plate Road "City of Lima" is scheduled to start its move from Midwest Locomotive in Kansas City to Madison, IL today, Nov. 19. Kansas City Southern is scheduled to be picked up Sunday morning at 9:00AM... Interchange to BNSF should be made by 1700 Sunday afternoon.

The ELDCPS would like to get photos of this car as it moves for the first time in its Nickel Plate Road colors. If you are out chasing along the way, please keep an eye for this car - reporting marks are RPCX211. The Society will send the 2007 Erie Lackawanna calendar to the best photo image we receive.

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So it was rescheduled...

Postby isaksenj » Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:05 pm

The Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society's NKP 10-6 Pullman "City of Lima" (RPCX 211) has been picked up by the Kansas City Southern in KC this morning and should be moving across the KCS (Gateway Western) to East St. Louis around 5:30 tonight. The car will eventually be interchanged with the UP for movement to Illinois Transit Assembly in Madison, IL.

We hope that if anyone happens to see the car, they will send us some photos of the car in transit.
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Postby Otto Vondrak » Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:12 pm

Where is the Cty of Lima now?
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"City of Lima" relocated to Illinois Transit Assem

Postby isaksenj » Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:49 pm

Our Nickel Plate Road Pullman sleeper, City of Lima is now at Illinois Transit Assembly Corp. (ITAX) in Madison, Ill. ITAX will be be attending to the interior renovations of the car, including replacement of the carpeting, reupholstery, and repairs to the water and electrical systems.

http://www.eldcps.org/equipment/211.html

For the record, the car was picked up from Midwest Locomotive on Dec. 12, 2006 by Kansas City Southern, and moved to their yard in Kansas City, Mo. The car was placed on the rear of train M-KCES on Dec. 14, and arrived at KCS’ ex-Gateway Western yard in East St. Louis, Ill. on the morning of Dec. 15. City of Lima was interchanged to the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis on Dec. 20, and was delivered to ITAX on Dec. 21.

We would like to thank Midwest Locomotive, KCS, TRRA, and ITAX for their assistance in moving the car.

A photo of the City of Lima upon arrival at ITAX is posted on our homepage:

http://www.eldcps.org
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Postby PRRGuy » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:48 pm

Believe me, if that car every makes it over to Chicago/Northwest Indiana..I'll be snapping all the photos I can of it.

In the newsletter it mentions NKP coach #101..is ELDCPS looking to purchase this car also?
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Postby njmidland » Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:38 am

In the newsletter it mentions NKP coach #101..is ELDCPS looking to purchase this car also?


The car is safe for now. Illinois Transit Assembly is aware of the heritage of this car and is willing to work with us to see it restored.

As was stated in the newsletter, we don't want to start another project until at least 741 and the City of Lima are completed. Ideally, we would like to partner with an interested related group to take on this project. We can certainly give it a good home and a place to run.

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Postby njmidland » Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:46 am

Here is a photo of the City of Lima last month at Illinois Transit Assembly:

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NKP Sleeper 'City of Lima' arrives in Scranton PA

Postby isaksenj » Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:29 pm

'City of Lima' is now on Steamtown property, in the backshop area.
Site staff were also pleased to report that NKP 514 had the honors of
hostling the NKP sleeper around the site.

A photo of the car is posted at:

http://webusers.warwick.net/~u1042417/i ... ckshop.jpg

As a reminder ELDCPS will be hosting an Open House for the 'City of
Lima' during the Lackawanna Railfest, November 2-4. More information
is available on our website:

http://www.eldcps.org/convention.html

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