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Matthew Gustafson

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Re: Chicago's 2 foot Underground Railway System
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2008, 05:06:53 PM »
So, what was the largest 2-foot gauge railroad in the Chicago area?  You might be thinking of the Brookfield Zoo, it was over two miles long,  I think.  But that was not it.  Maybe this link will help:
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I think IRM should run that Chicago 2 foot mine train and maybe build a small little route for it to run by the picnic area and give guest a chance to ride one of Chicagos secert 2 foot underground railway System. :o ::) :) ;) :D ;D 8)
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Re: Chicago's 2 foot Underground Railway System
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2008, 07:34:36 PM »
    There was a video about the Chicago  underground system by Pentrex called "Forty Feet Below". It's 30 minutes long and shows the trains in operation as well as telling the story. Possibly it can be had on dvd as well.                                                                             Paul

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Re: Chicago's 2 foot Underground Railway System
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2008, 10:53:08 PM »
    There was a video about the Chicago  underground system by Pentrex called "Forty Feet Below". It's 30 minutes long and shows the trains in operation as well as telling the story. Possibly it can be had on dvd as well.                                                                             Paul
Hey I have that video! Its cool but does not mention the preserved engine and rolling stock that are at IRM! :o :D ;D
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Re: Chicago's 2 foot Underground Railway System
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2008, 08:14:33 AM »
If anyone is interested, the Museum Store has a like new copy of the Chicago Tunnel Story by Bruce Moffatt which I will ship first come, first serve for $50.00 including shipping. Check it out on abebooks or amazon and you will see this is a great deal.
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