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Preserved Great Northern Railway Post Office

and Mail Cars

 

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Photo taken August 4, 2003

Railway Post Office- Storage Mail car

1951 by American Car & Foundry

41

CB&Q 41. 

Sold to CB&Q in the 1953 Empire Builder mileage equalization

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To BN (607) 1970. To MC 19??

Minnesota Commercial Ry.

Minneapolis, MN

 

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Photo by Keith Brownfield

Railway Post Office- Storage Mail car

3/1951 by American Car & Foundry

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To BN (603) 1970. Donated to CSRM 11/1979.

California State Railroad Museum

Sacramento, CA

Restored to 1967 appear-

ance.

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Photo taken July 28, 2000

74' HW Baggage Mail & Express Car

1918 by American Car & Foundry

 

 

       

 

Inland Empire Railway Historical Society  

Fairgrounds

Spokane, WA

 

86

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Photo taken July 20, 2002

71' Wood 

Baggage Mail & Express Car

10-11/1913 by American Car & Foundry 814

86

re# 1926-27

03266

MOW Tool Material Car for System Electrical Crew No.8 - Lines West'

11/1953

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To BN (#?) 1970.

Sold 11/1982

Private owner Vaughn, MT  
234 Not available 64' Steel Storage Mail 5/30/1914 by Barney & Smith as Postal Car 7

206

Rebuilt to Mail- Storage 8/31/1920

1206

Rebuilt to Baggage- Dynamo 3/31/1922

226

Rebuilt to Baggage 7/10/

1926

192

Rebuilt to Baggage- Mail-

Express 12/21/

1927

234

Rebuilt to Mail-Storage 7/1963

To BN (792). To MOW 976080 2/6/1974. Donated to WWFIM 9/1/1983 Western Washington Forest Industries Museum - Camp 6 Logging Museum Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, WA  
237 Not available 64' Steel Storage Mail 5/26/1914 by Barney & Smith as Postal Car 3

202

Rebuilt to Mail- Storage 7/24/1920

1202

Rebuilt to Baggage- Dynamo 5/16/1922

222

Rebuilt to Baggage 9/10/

1926

44

Rebuilt to Baggage- Mail 1/24/

1928

237

Rebuilt to Mail-Storage 3/1962

To BN (794). To MOW 968156 5/15/1974. Sold to Smith Bros. 6/10/1984. To M&W RR 19?? Minnesota & Western Railroad 8619 State Hwy 55 NW, Annandale, MN  
257 Not available 64' Steel Storage Mail 7/11/1918 by Pressed Steel Co. as Postal Car 24

257

Rebuilt to Storage-

Mail

9/1951

- - - - To BN 779. To MOW 976153 11/15/1977. To Codington County Historical Society 19??. To Whetstone Valley Railroad Historical Society 1997. To LSRM 11/2012.

Lake Superior Railroad Museum

Union Depot, Duluth, MN From Milbank, SD

270

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Photo taken July 28, 2000

LW Storage Mail

1948 by GN St. Cloud shops as LW baggage car

270

270

Converted to storage mail 1966.

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- - - To BN (688) 1970. To IERHS 19??

Inland Empire Railway Historical Society

Fairgrounds Spokane, WA

 

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Photo taken July 22, 2004

Wood RPO

 

 

 

       

 

Gopher State Railway Museum

New Praque, MN

Formerly located at Bandana Square (NP Como Shops) in St. Paul.

475

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Photo taken 2003 by Stuart Spencer

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Photo taken May 5, 2005 by Robert Ulberg

HW Rider-

Storage-

Mail car

1912 by Pullman as HW

sleeper 'Kenova'. Rebuilt as tourist sleeper PLM 1439 3/1943

475

Purchased by GN 2/1948 and converted to rider-

storage-

mail car 11/1948 

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To BN (475) 1970. To BN MOW 976060 3/1973. To Standard Rail Service 8/1985. To PRPA 19?? and named 'Kenny Prager'. To Jim Davis 2004.

Jim Davis St. Helens, OR  

480

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Photo taken July 18, 2001

HW Rider-

Storage-

Mail car

1917 by Pullman as HW

sleeper 'Tazmania'. Rebuilt as tourist sleeper PLM 2549 3/1943

480

Purchased by GN 2/1948 and converted to rider-

storage-

mail car 12/1948 

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To BN (480) 1970. Retired 2/1979. To MTM 1979.

Minnesota Transportation Museum

Jackson St. Roundhouse 

St. Paul, MN

Donated

485

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Photo courtesy Richard S. Wilkens

HW Rider-

Storage-

Mail car

1921 by Pullman as HW

sleeper 'Epicurus'. Rebuilt as tourist sleeper PLM 1056 1941

485

Purchased by GN 3/1948 and converted to rider-

storage-

mail car 12/1948 

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To BN (485) 1970. To BN 968060 MOW 1972. To BN 950190 MOW 1972. Retired 3/1986

Northwest Railway Museum

Snoqualmie, WA

Donated 3/1986 to Puget Sound Railway Museum

1104

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Photo taken April 2004 by Jeff Swiontek

85' LW Mail & Baggage car

1946 by Pullman

1104

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To BN (701) 1970.

BNSF

East Grand Forks, MN

 

1108

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Photo taken July 18, 2002

74' LW Mail & Baggage car

12/1948 by GN  St. Cloud Shops

1108

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To BN (620) 1970.

Washington State Railroads Historical Society

Big Pasco Industrial Park Pasco, WA

 

BN numbers were assigned but often not applied. Cars with BN numbers shown within brackets are not confirmed to have worn that number.

Copyright 2005 Ben Ringnalda