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MRL 101 SILVER CLOUD PROTOTYPE
The Silver Cloud has had many names over the years. Originaly named the "Chicago" by the Rock Island. It was purchased by Dennis Washington in March of 1988 and used as a private business car. It can be seen on most MRL specials. The car is stored at corporate headquartes in Missoula.
MRL 101 SILVERCLOUD Missoula, Mt 7/08
KATO BUSINESS CAR MODEL
Kato makes a business car that can be used as a base for this model. I did not however try and modify it as the platform end would be very difficult to model. The overall look of the car is good.
MRL 101 Silvercloud Kato business car
MRL 102 ARTICULATED CHAIR CAR PROTOTYPE
This Pullman Standard Articulated Chair Coach was bulit for the T&NO in 1937. Aquired by the MRL and gutted and repainted. The interior of this car is still unfinished as of 7/08.
MRL 102 Missoula, MT 7/08
KATO ARTICULATED COACH MODEL
Kato makes an articulated coach in Daylight colors. However this car has corregated sides and modification could be difficult.
Kato MRL atriculated chair car
MRL 103 POWER CAR PROTOTYPE
MRL turned this Santa Fe Baggage car into power car #103.
MRL 103 Power Car Missoula, Mt 7/08
KATO BAGGAGE CAR MODEL
Kato makes a nice smoothside baggage car that can easily pass for this power car. Addition of an HO car muffler could represent the exhaust system on top.
MRL 104 DOME COACH PROTOTYPE
This Budd Dome Coach was originally built for the Northern Pacific in 1954. This car was in service on the North Coast Limited. MRL purchased this car in 1995 and refurbished it. It is now used in regular service on MRL business trains.
MRL 104 Dome Coach
KATO SMOOTHSIDE DOME MODEL
Kato's smoothside dome is a perfect match for this car.
MRL 104 Dome Coach Kato pass car
MRL 105 DOME COACH/LOUNGE PROTOTYPE
This Budd Dome Coach was originally built for the Northern Pacific in 1954. This car was in service on the North Coast Limited. MRL purchased this car in 1995 and refurbished it. It is now used in regular service on MRL business trains.
MRL 105 Dome Coach/Lounge
KATO SMOOTHSIDE DOME MODEL
Kato's smoothside dome is a perfect match for this car.
MRL 105 Dome Coach/Lounge
MRL 100050 TRAINING CAR PROTOTYPE
This baggage car original planned to be numbered 103 and used in the business car fleet was too deteriorated for use. The fluted siding was removed and replaced with plain sheet metal. It is now used as a training car.
MRL 100050 Training Car
KATO SMOOTHSIDE BAGGAGE MODEL
Kato's smoothside baggage is a good start for this car.