Saturday, October 25, 2008

All Aboard!

Follow the sage advice offered below and enjoy a brief visit to some historic train cars.

This orange car named "Hiawatha" is from the Del Rapids line in Minnesota, built in 1948.  It ran between Chicago and Minneapolis - 400 miles in 400 minutes with 12 stops.  This particular car has an observation car that includes a lounge in the front behind the windows below.  Six were made in 1948: this one, one destroyed later by fire, three sold to the Mexican government after they were retired, and one that has gone missing, whereabouts unknown.  (Which begs the question, how does a giant train car go missing?)

And lastly, a picture of the happy couple...

As always, no apologies for bad (as in good) puns. :)

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