jmlaboda wrote:Anyone have any ideas on what Metra cars became MARC??? That would help out a great deal in getting their histories right.
According to the info I have, there were 16 Pullman cars that went to MARC. Their Metra numbers were as follows:
7847, 7849 - ex-CNW, built 1968 (2)
7862, 7864-7866 - ex-CNW, built 1970 (4)
7867-7871 - ex-Rock Island, built 1970 (5)
7881-7885 - ex-Rock Island cab cars, built 1969, converted to trailers by Metra (5)
I don't know which of these 16 became MARC 7900-7911. Metra is restoring their old numbers before putting them in service. Per the Chicago forums, 7882 and 7883 are already in service on the Metra Union Pacific lines.
Also, which one didn't come back from MARC? 7900-7911 would be 12 cars, but everything I've read says there are only 11 that came back.
EDIT: Upon browsing rrpicturearchives.net, it looks like all except 7900 and 7909 were spotted/photographed on their way to or in Chicago. Can anyone confirm which of those two did or didn't make the trip?