Re: [BRHSlist] 1940'S FRIENDSHIP BOX CAR


Charlie Vlk
 

The first train was in 1947 and was simply the "Friendship Train". It
started from Los Angeles on Nov. 7, 1947. There were at least two box cars
specially painted for the train (one NYC 15147) and a Pullman or two. MTH
did two cars as SP 98014 and SP 97894 that look like the second car in the
photo that the NYC car appears in but the roadname and number are not
identifiable.

The Abraham Lincoln Friendship Train departed from Lincoln, NEB on Feb. 12,
1948.

The Merci cars were in response to these (and presumably other) relief
efforts sponsored by organizations other than the federal government.

Charlie Vlk





Not sure if Charlie is referring the the French Merci Train

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