Sunday, October 9, 2016

Indiana Railroad 65

More photos of cars in the IRM collection sent to us by Art Peterson.

All Images Copyright by the Krambles-Peterson Archive

Next, we have pictures of IRM's first car.

IRR 65 

An interior view (at Muncie) by George Krambles on March 21, 1934.

In 1937, the 65 is pulling into the famous Indianapolis Traction Terminal (just out of sight to the left) from Market St.  The terminal is also serving as the Greyhound Bus Station.  The Soldiers and Sailors Monument is seen directly ahead; the state house would be behind us.  (Glenn Niceley)

Finally, in October of 1941, George Krambles took a couple of pictures of the sole survivor of the wreck of Interstate Public Service, sitting on a siding at Columbus.  When a North Shore motorman who was also a fan of these high-speed lightweights was unable to raise the money to buy the car for preservation, he persuaded the president of the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City to purchase it instead, and  the car was moved to Iowa soon after these pictures were taken.   The rest, as they say, is history.

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