Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Highest Speed

This neat advertisement was recently e-mailed to us.  It shows CA&E (then AE&C) car 32, identical to our car 36, in an advertisement for Stephenson printed around 1903.  At the time the "Great Third Rail" was brand new and one of its biggest selling points was its speed - the highest then attained under practical operating conditions.

High speed is what's needed today, too: there are only a few days remaining in 2012 for you to send in a donation to help fund Barn 14!  Your donation is fully tax-deductible and will help preserve indefinitely some of the priceless artifacts at IRM, including wooden interurban cars as well as other historic equipment currently sitting outside.  Put Barn 14 on the memo line or, to donate specifically to preserve members of our traction collection, put "RISWEC" on the memo line.  Only with your help can IRM preserve more of our rail history now.  Please consider sending in a donation to IRM at PO Box 427, Union IL 60180 today - and thank you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Randall and all,
Thank you for all the words, ppictures and new that go into the almost daily reports on this web site!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for 2013

I think it will be quite a year at ARM! The anniversary, the car work and all the other good things you do!

Ted Miles
IRM Member