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    Has anyone in Mighigan ever seen or heard of the Art Train? I remember seeing it in Lake Odessa a while ago. Maybe 9 years or so ago. I was 7 and my mom took me to see it. But i was young and had to rush outside to see every passing train. Can anyone supply more info?

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    Yeah, I remember it passing through Grand Rapids. I didn't get to see it, though.

    Check this out:

    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smiths.../arttrain.html



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    Larry
    It's a bit difficult to tell from the one photo of the train(bad angle and small pic) but I do know that one of the Arttrain cars is out at Illinois Railway Museum it's a baggage car(for all I know the entire consist save for the caboose might have been that)and from what little I can make out in the photo was most likely the car(entrance car?)just ahead of the caboose.

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    Yes, at the IRM we do have 2 of the cars but they need serious work before we can run them starting with the brakes cus they dont work at all!



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    Did it go to other states?

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    >Did it go to other states?
    Yes. It comes to Grapevine, Texas every year around Christmas.

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    Michigan Art Train? Never seen that here before.

    -Matt

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    It's just "Art Train" and not "Michigan Art Train". I think he added Michigan because that is where he is.

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    The 'Artrain USA' has a web site at:
    http://www.artrainusa.org/
    They seem to be based in Ann Arbor, MI.

    Dan

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    There is a NASA Artrain. It was here in Hillsboro, OR a couple years ago pulled by that famous loco #4449 in American Freedom Train colors. The art exhibit was all space and rocket related. It was in town for about a week.

    Cal Rasmussen
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