Saturday, April 21, 2012

Othello Artifacts

These two boxcars did not leave on the last Milwaukee Road train out of the state. They are now used for storage outside an Othello home.


LinesWest said...

Great find Dan, thanks. I always did like the ribsides

Enloquecimiento said...

They'll be donated to the Cascade Rail Foundation.

Unknown said...

I am not sure if these were just forgotten about and left behind when the MILW shutdown their Western Lines. At the time in the early 1980's I was living in Suburban Chicago and there were 100+ locomotives that were moved East stored in their Bensenville IL yard. I have pictures of them somewhere. I would have to guess most went to scrap but the Illinois Railway Museum bought an operational FP-7 for $5000.00 as the MILW was in no shape then to donate it they still use it today.