Welcome. Please excuse the dust - this car is 132 years old - you'd be a little dusty too.
This whacky trailer house isn't a trailer house at all - it's an 1880 Pullman-built office car. It was retrieved in 1998 from a home in Howard Lake, MN slated for demolition for highway realignment.
Pullman built the car in May, 1880 for the St Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway as its' office car "Manitoba" and it was used by James J Hill and other officers of the railroad. You may know StPM&M today as a component of the BNSF Railway. Great Northern retired the car in approximately 1935, it was assigned the office car number A16 at the time of its' retirement.
These pages are under construction - check back for more detailed photo captions as they're updated.
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Click on any of the photos below to view them as a slide show.
Here's a floor plan and side elevation drawn by volunteer Jeffrey Braun of what Manitoba looked like as built in 1880 for the StPM&M.
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