I'm sure that everyone knows by now that the Lake Shore Electric railway, the group that relocated the Brookins collection to a Cleveland city owned warehouse on the Lake Erie waterfront has failed and the collection will be broken up and sold. The Pittsburgh conventional car (I forget the number) is already gone and is now at the Pennslyvania museum in Arden, PA. Latest information is that the remainder will be auctioned off starting on October 6, 2009 -- that's two weeks away. The IRM is interested in the Chicago area cars, and the Fox River group is interested in one of the AE&FR cars. The rest, who knows? The LSERy group lease expires the end of October and wants the collection out, and the fate of unsold items is in doubt. It is a sad end to a once-vital and well done and beautifully maintained operation.