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  by Tadman
 
It seems the establishment that has the four South Shore cars in Chesterton is up for sale again. I happened into town for dinner tonight and took some pics. Cosmetically, they're fairly modified. The interiors have been stripped and the doors replaced with stuff you'd find at Menards. I can't speak to their mechanical condition, although it appears all under-body devices are there, including traction motors.

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  by justalurker66
 
Looking nice ... the last time I saw those cars (a couple of years ago) they were green. The site was for sale then too.

Here is a page from September 2012 when it was an antique store:
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