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.