Discussion related to commuter rail and rapid transit operations in the Chicago area including the South Shore Line, Metra Rail, and Chicago Transit Authority.

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  by PRRGuy
A new organization (NIRPSI) is in the process of being formed in Hammond, In for a railroad museum starting with the preservation of NKP 2-8-2 # 624, a Milw Rd reefer and of course the CSS&SB baywindow caboose.

Here's the yahoo groups link, I future official site is in the works for the future.

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/N ... teRoad624/

If anyone has any photos/info/etc on this Caboose feel free to pass it along, We'd sure appreciate it.

  by PRRGuy
I've just been informed that the Caboose is in fact, CSS 1062. Photos were checked by another site member of when the cars were first placed there..with reporting marks and numbers intact.

  by dinwitty
That is cool, is the steamer to be cosmetically restored or try to bring it to steam?

  by PRRGuy
For right now we're looking at a cosmetic restoration, but the caboose is the first piece we'll be working on.