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Mid-Continent Media Kit
Milwaukee Lake Shore & Western coach #63 Restoration


PHOTO GALLERY 3; October 1, 2002 Media Day Part II

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CAPTION INFO: Milwaukee Lake Shore & Western #63's interior after restoration, October 1, 2002. Paul Swanson photo, Mid-Continent Railway Museum.
CAPTION INFO: Shutters click as photographers lineup to get their shots at restored MLS&W #63 on Mid-Continent's rail line just outside of North Freedom, Wisconsin. Paul Swanson photo, Mid-Continent Railway Museum.
CAPTION INFO: Shutters click as photographers lineup to get their shots at restored MLS&W #63 on Mid-Continent's rail line just outside of North Freedom, Wisconsin. Paul Swanson photo, Mid-Continent Railway Museum.
CAPTION INFO: MLS&W #63 carried passengers for the first time in 70 years as media and friends rode inside the restored car during its debut to the media on October 1, 2002. The public will be able to tour the car during Mid-Continent's Autumn Color weekends, October 5-6 and October 12-13. More information is available for their website at www.midcontinent.org. Paul Swanson photo, Mid-Continent Railway Museum.
CAPTION INFO: "Conductor" James Neubauer, Chicago, Illinois, acted as a docent during MLS&W #63's debut to the public on October 1, 2002. Jim has been a volunteer at the museum for over 30 years, serving as conductor, fireman, brakeman, and tour guide. He actually worked for the Chicago & North Western Railway until retirement as a clerk in the Chicago area. Incidentally, Chicago & North Western was the road that took over the Milwaukee Lake Shore & Western over 100 years ago. Paul Swanson photo, Mid-Continent Railway Museum.
CAPTION INFO: View of MLS&W #63 interior. Paul Swanson photo, Mid-Continent Railway Museum.
CAPTION INFO: MLS&W #63 on display in front of the museum's 1894-built C&NW wooden depot. The car is six years old than the depot building. Paul Swanson photo, Mid-Continent Railway Museum.
CAPTION INFO: MLS&W #63 on display in front of the museum's 1894-built C&NW wooden depot. The steam locomotive in the foreground is one of 14 in the museum's collection. Several are on static display while three are presently under repair to return to operation. Paul Swanson photo, Mid-Continent Railway Museum.
CAPTION INFO: All the seats inside MLS&W #63 had to be replicated from scratch as its original seats were removed over 70 years ago. An original seat from another similar car provided a pattern for many of the parts which had to be cast from metal. Paul Swanson photo, Mid-Continent Railway Museum.
CAPTION INFO: CAPTION INFO: All the seats inside MLS&W #63 had to be replicated from scratch as its original seats were removed over 70 years ago. An original seat from another similar car provided a pattern for many of the parts which had to be cast from metal. Henry E. Balinski (center), who helped with many of the castings, enjoy a chat with the museum's curator Don Ginter (left, facing away from camera). Paul Swanson photo, Mid-Continent Railway Museum.
CAPTION INFO: The car's interior was originally heated with two coal-burning "Spear" heaters. The originals long disappeared. Replicas were manufactured by the Strasburg Railroad in Pennsylvania, using an original for patterns. This view shows the top of the stove and the intricate detail of the new castings. Paul Swanson photo, Mid-Continent Railway Museum.