Re: Chicago & Illinois Midland Mather Cars(?)
Thanks! That is far more information then the book provided.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
south of Mike Brock
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From: Ray Breyer
Sent: 11/13/2009 8:47:40 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Chicago & Illinois Midland Mather Cars(?)
Morning Sun Books new work on theHi Gary,
Richard Hendrickson identified these cars as ex-Erie 71000-71999 series rebuilds, and provided me with a clear photo of Erie 71497. The car has a build date of 12-1923, and a reweigh of 8-1941. Checking the 1935 ORER shows that these cars were just coming on line. The 1945 ORER shows the number series as 71000-71567. The closest Erie diagram book I have to this time span is 1957, and that number series isn't listed at all.
These cars were never Mathers cars, showed up only after the C&IM dropped passenger service in 1953, and were never carried on the roster as revenue cars, so I have no idea how many there were. I've got a color photo of C&IM 602 pulling one through Pekin in 1954, but that's the only photo I have of these cars.
Hope this helps!
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