Metra Pullman (smooth-side) cars on the Milwaukee District

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Metra Pullman (smooth-side) cars on the Milwaukee District

Postby lstone19 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:22 am

It's not unusual to see Pullman (smooth-side) gallery cars sitting at Western Ave. (there's four on the "dead" track right now). But this week, for the first time, I saw one running in a Milwaukee North train. Specifically, 2143 (I think - it's the one that is normally double-headed) returning the next morning as (I think) 2118 has had a Pullman next to the engine (I believe as an extra car - normally this is an 8-car train but if my count was correct, it's been nine cars the last two days). I don't recall ever seeing or hearing about the Pullman cars running anywhere except the ex-C&NW lines.
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Re: Metra Pullman (smooth-side) cars on the Milwaukee Distri

Postby c604. » Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:29 am

In the late 90's to early 2000's there were a few refurbished Pullmans running around the Milwaukee District. Im not sure if they were strays from the north central group of pullmans, but i definitly remember seeing them quite a bit on the Elgin trains.
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Re: Metra Pullman (smooth-side) cars on the Milwaukee Distri

Postby Drtrack » Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:07 pm

I've seen them on SW service couples to a Q bilevel how often has that happened?
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Re: Metra Pullman (smooth-side) cars on the Milwaukee Distri

Postby jackintosh11 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:27 pm

What line do they normally run on?
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Re: Metra Pullman (smooth-side) cars on the Milwaukee Distri

Postby doepack » Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:25 am

They can be seen on just about anything running on the three UP (ex-CNW) lines out of downtown. Better luck during rush hours of course...
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Re: Metra Pullman (smooth-side) cars on the Milwaukee Distri

Postby Drtrack » Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:24 am

Note that one and possibly 2 ex Rock PS gallery cars are on the 261 Polar Express.
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