Cedar Rapids at Birmingham Junction


The Milwaukee Road Skytop lounge car, Cedar Rapids, brings up the end of Milwaukee Road 261's excursion train at Birmingham Junction. The train was returning to Minneapolis, Minnesota from Kansas City, Missouri.

Photo taken: September 26, 2005. Birmingham, Missouri.

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  1. Toot Toot! just like a big orange caterpillar. 👍

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    1. I hadn't thought about it looking like a caterpillar until now, but it sure does have that look.

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  2. Certainly an interesting looking car

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    1. I agree, they are definitley interesting cars. Also, very interesting from inside the cars. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Skytop_Lounge_(23741843893).jpg

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  3. Nice! I got to see one of these, can't remember if it was the same one thinking it was even more streamlined, at Steamfest in Michigan in 2009. They were using it for the Daylight excursion. I like the Hiawatha cars.

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    1. Thanks, Shelly. It was probably this car that was used on the excursion you saw. Per this article this is the only operational Skytop lounge car. There is one on static display now in Florida at a museum.

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