Here's another ad card out of the St. Louis Public Service bus that was retired in 1947 complete with its car cards (though many have completely fallen apart since - the bus was stored outdoors for several decades prior to acquisition by IRM). Blu-White makes clothes dazzling white! It blues and washes at the same time! Ideal for handkerchiefs, stockings, undies! I must confess I had to look up what "blueing" was when it comes to laundry; I guess it's just a way to make whites whiter.
The "Hicks Locomotive and Car Works" banner at the top is taken from original artwork of the company, which was in business from 1897 to 1911. The picture behind it shows the three CA&E wood cars in a train at the Museum, headed by #309, which was built by the Hicks Locomotive and Car Works in 1907.
For more information about these cars, follow these links: CA&E 308; CA&E 309; CA&E 321; and IRR 205. For other equipment at IRM, go to the complete roster.
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