RDC #712

This past summer my brother and I enjoyed a quick week to Alaska and we traveled 5 segments on the railroad.  My dad in the late 1950's worked on mail train cars on the Great Northern, so I grew up with HO trains and an overall like for trains.  But since returning from Alaska, I am really starting to collect and work on my trains with my 11 year old son, Matthew.

So yesterday, my family and I traveled to Two Harbors, Minnesota for a day trip to take in fall colors and the beauty of Lake Superior.  This is where we came across a small train for older passenger cars that they run out of the Duluth depot, on select weekends.  This is where we saw an Alaskan Budd car, number 712.  I am curious to know what the history on it may be. 

I am going to send you several pictures from my iPhone in a few minutes.  Thank again for your informative website and any info you can tell me about this car.

Todd Hanson
10/5/15

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