Car 1651

Discussion in 'Streamlined Cars' started by gstout, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. gstout

    gstout Member Supporter

    Attached are a couple of photos I took on a recent railfan trip through Springfield. As is obvious, this car is all but buried in the weeds behind a fairly tall fence, and the only part of the road number I could make out is "51." However, the stanchions on the roof appear to have served to hold a radio antenna, and so I am guessing this is car #1651, coach-lounge-buffet Ladue. Of course, as is often the case I am probably the last person on earth to "discover" this car, but either way, here is where it now resides.


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  2. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

  3. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member Supporter

    Wow! Excellent photos! They have a haunting quality about them. I can almost hear the voices of past travelers and the clackity clack of the wheels on the rails. Thanks for sharing.
  4. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Wow! I rode in that car many times between StL and Rolla on #9. Sad to see what has become of it.

  5. gstout

    gstout Member Supporter

    It's a shame this car won't be salvaged. Of course, I couldn't get a good enough look at it to see whether there was even anything left below the windows.

  6. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    As far as I know, it's all there, except maybe the name boards. I got a pretty good look at it about 25 years ago.
  7. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

  8. Douglas wayne

    Douglas wayne Member

    I was in it a long time ago 20 years or more. I don't think there was anything in it at all.
  9. Peddling Joe

    Peddling Joe Frisco Employee

    On July 4th, 2018 I had an impromptu discussion with the owner at the Ladue location. They have put the car up for sale, asking for around $18,000. The original railroad trucks sold years ago. This car was moved to its present location by replacing trucks with rubber tires which are still intact and under the car. I have included a picture I took of the Ladue during this conversation. This photo was taken looking south-east from the now cleared off junk yard.

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  10. Peddling Joe

    Peddling Joe Frisco Employee

    July 21, 2018 driveby this PM indicated the Ladue has been completely removed from this location on West Division in Springfield, MO. No details at this time.

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