May 27, 2012

Over the last few months, Friends of the 261 employees and volunteers have been busy working on the business car Lamberts Point. The car was always ‘ready to roll’ and was kept up to Amtrak standards, but the Friends decided 2012 was a good time to finish updating the car’s interior. The work included restoring the original woodwork once found in the car.Work actually began in 2009. That year the Friends refinished Stateroom A before the car toured the country as part of Walt Disney Pictures promotion of the film A Christmas Carol. The room was redone with cherry woodwork from floor to ceiling, brass handles were polished, and new fixtures installed throughout. In 2010, Stateroom B was finished in the same fashion. This year, starting with the rear observation room and continuing down the hallway, all the old trimming was removed and replaced by new cherry woodwork. Crews fixed broken items and replaced any missing pieces. Now resembling the business cars of the past, the new woodwork is really something to marvel at.

Recent Posts

2023 Northern Lines

Things may have seemed quiet over the summer for the Friends of the 261, but they have been quite far from that. Many things have been progressing in the shop of the 261.Friends contracted by MTM for A18Back in 2021, MTM (Minnesota Transportation Museum) contracted...

2023 Train Day

RRHMA participates in Midwest events Equipment makes appearances at Union Depot Train Days, Franklin Park Railroad DazeRailroading Heritage of Midwest America participated in two Midwest railroad events in June, part of fulfilling our mission to promote public...

RRHMA awarded $31,000 by the Emery Rail Heritage Trust

Railroading Heritage of Midwest America would like to announce the award of $31,000 by the Emery Rail Heritage Trust to go towards the return to service of the Sleeping Car/Lounge Caritas. We would like to thank the Emery Rail Heritage Trust for its continued support...

RRHMA to Expand operations to Silvis, IL

Railroading Heritage of Midwest America to expand operations to Silvis Illinois shop & rail complexThe rail complex will be developed as a multiuse commercial development, historic preservation, restoration and future transportation museum. SILVIS, Ill. (Jan 10,...