The last couple of weeks, Metra North Central services trains have turned up
with recently rebuilt ex-CNW Pullman cars. Most of the cars rebuilt in 1994
& '95 are 1967-1970 built, (7800's) including 5 ex-CRI&P cab cars. The
recently rebuilt cars (that I have seen) are: 7719, 7744, 7745, 7783, and
8719. Of course 8719 is an ex-CNW cab car, and you can barely see where the
cab window was. Incidentally F40PH 125 appeared repainted, even with new
number boards and cab a/c. This old 1977 built veteran has worked the Rock
Island, Milwaukee Road, and CNW lines during its career.