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Posted by siberianmo on Tuesday, July 4, 2006 8:58 AM
G'day!

Pennsy Day on the 4th of July! . . .


PRR E2B (courtesy: www.trainweb.org)


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Posted by passengerfan on Tuesday, July 4, 2006 9:18 AM
PENNSYLVANIA
Streamlined Head End Cars
by Al

For the size or the PRR they owned surprisingly few lightweight streamlined head end cars. The PRR Altoona Shops modernized many heavyweight head end cars for service in the streamliners of the PRR but no actual streamlined head cars were ever built for the PRR’s most famous train the BROADWAY LIMITED. The PRR instead modernized heavyweights for the BROADWAY LIMITED and many other named trains.
The Altoona Shops of the PRR fully streamlined a number of heavyweight head end cars before and during WW II for their trains.
The first of the streamlined heavy-weight head end cars were a pair of Baggage Buffet 27 seat Lounge cars for the all coach TRAIL BLAZER between Chicago and New York overnight. The two cars 4931 and 4950 retained their original numbers after rebuilding to streamlined cars. The PRR Altoona Shops completed the work on the two cars in mid July 1939 in time for the trains July 28, 1939 inaugural.

BAGGAGE BUFFET 27 SEAT LOUNGE CARS Streamlined by PRR Shops July 1939 (Rebuilt and streamlined for TRAIL BLAZER)

4931, 4950

Three additional rebuilt streamlined heavyweight head end cars were delivered by Altoona Shops in July 1939 for the much delayed new JEFFERSONIAN a new all coach train between St. Louis and New York finally inaugurated April 27, 1941. These three cars were Baggage 16 Crew Dormitory Buffet 16 seat Lounge Cars 6701 – 6703. These three cars were assigned to the ADMIRAL until the new JEFFERSONIAN entered service. Postwar these three cars were assigned to the PENN TEXAS between New York and St. Louis.

BAGGAGE 16 CREW DORMITORY BUFFET 16 SEAT LOUNGE CARS Streamlined by PRR Shops July 1939 (Rebuilt and streamlined for JEFFERSONIAN)

6701 – 6703

The PRR inaugurated an all-new Budd built seven car Coach streamlined between Chicago and Miami on an every third day schedule on December 19, 1940. The new train named the SOUTH WIND operated over PRR rails between Chicago and Louisville and was forwarded on to Miami by other roads the NC&STL. L&N, ACL, and FEC. The new Budd built streamliner was hardly recognizable as a Budd built product as it was delivered with a coat of PRR Tuscan red covering the gleaming stainless steel finish. The first car in the new train was a Baggage 16 Crew Dormitory 18 revenue seat Coach Combination numbered 6700. The cars for the new train were all delivered by Budd in late November 1940.

BAGGAGE 16 CREW DORMITORY 18 REVENUE SEAT COACH COMBINATION Budd Company November 1940 (Built for and assigned to SOUTH WIND)

6700

In March 1942 the PRR Altoona Shops turned out three Baggage 16 Crew Dormitory Buffet 16 seat Lounge cars numbered 6704 – 6706 identical to the earlier three for the JEFFERSONIAN. These three were assigned to the St. Louis – New York all Pullman SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS.
That same month the Altoona shops released seven-streamlined Baggage 36 revenue seat Coach Combinations 5100 – 5106 rebuilt from heavyweights. The cars were assigned to General Service but were most often found in trains operating in the New York – Washington corridor.

BAGGAGE 16 CREW DORMITORY BUFFET 16 SEAT LOUNGE CARS Rebuilt and streamlined by Altoona Shops March 1942 (Rebuilt and streamlined for SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS)

6704 – 6706

BAGGAGE 36 REVENUE SEAT COACH COMBINATIONS Rebuilt and streamlined by Altoona Shops March 1942 (Rebuilt and streamlined for General Service)

5100 – 5106

In 1943 the PRR Altoona Shops streamlined eight additional head end cars. Six of these cars were Baggage 36 revenue seat Coach Combinations 5107 – 5112 out shopped between January and April, 1943 and assigned to General Service mostly in trains operating in the New York – Washington corridor.
The other two head end cars out shopped by Altoona in June 1943 were a pair of Baggage 22 Crew Dormitory cars 6707, 6708 for assignment to the New York Chicago GENERAL.

BAGGAGE 36 REVENUE SEAT COACH COMBINATIONS Rebuilt and streamlined by Altoona Shops January – April 1943 (Rebuilt for and assigned to General Service)

5107 – 5112

BAGGAGE 22 CREW DORMITORY CARS Rebuilt and streamlined by Altoona Shops June 1943 (Rebuilt for and assigned to GENERAL)

6707, 6708

Following WW II the PRR not only placed large orders for new postwar cars from Budd, Pullman Standard and American Car & Foundry but from there own Altoona Shops they ordered their first new cars that were not rebuilds from heavyweights. In September – October 1947 the Altoona Shops delivered five new-streamlined Baggage Buffet 27 seat Lounge cars 6695 - 6699 for assignment to the TRAIL BLAZER and JEFFERSONIAN.

BAGGAGE BUFFET 27 SEAT LOUNGE CARS PRR Altoona Shops September – October 1947 (Built for and assigned to TRAIL BLAZER – JEFFERSONIAN)

6695 – 6699

American Car & Foundry delivered four Baggage 22 Crew Dormitory cars in April 1948 numbered 6691 – 6694. These four cars were assigned two each to consists of the ADMIRAL and two each to consists of the LIBERTY LIMITED. These were the last new head end cars ever built for the PRR.

BAGGAGE 22 CREW DORMITORY CARS American Car & Foundry April 1948 (Built for and assigned to ADMIRAL and LIBERTY LIMITED)

6691 – 6694

In 1964-1965 the PRR Altoona shops remodeled five of these postwar streamlined head end cars into Baggage 60’ Railway Post Office cars for assignment to the Northeast Corridor. All cars were assigned new 6500 series numbers after rebuilding to Baggage 60’ Railway Post Office Cars as follows:

JUNE 1964

6595 originally PRR 6692

SEPTEMBER 1964

6596 originally PRR 6691

OCTOBER 1964

6597 originally PRR 6693

DECEMBER 1964

6598 originally PRR 6694

FEBRUARY 1964

6599 originally PRR 6696

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Posted by siberianmo on Tuesday, July 4, 2006 1:19 PM
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE Day 2006!

G'day!

Here's another Pennsy Pix . . .

PRR Centipede #5283 (foto credit: unknown)


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Posted by passengerfan on Tuesday, July 4, 2006 3:08 PM
PENNSYLVANIA
Streamlined Sleeping Cars
by Al

The PRR was one of the largest operators of lightweight stream-lined sleeping cars and one of the first to buy large numbers of these cars. Unlike the NYC who streamlined their TWENTIETH CENTURY LIMITED in 1938 the PRR not only streamlined the BROADWAY LIMITED but purchased additional streamlined sleeping cars for operation in other PRR trains. Even though the other trains were not fully equipped with streamlined sleeping cars the PRR had Pullman streamline a number of heavyweight sleeping cars for these trains as well They became the Fleet of Modernism as the PRR referred to them. The trains that belonged to the fleet of Modernism were the BROADWAY LIMITED between New York and Chicago, LIBERTY LIMITED between Washington and Chicago, GENERAL between New York and Chicago and the SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS between New York and St. Louis. The latter train carried connecting cars to and from Washington meeting the main body of the SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS at Harrisburg. Only the BROADWAY LIMITED of the four trains was all Pullman at that time. The other three would soon become All Pullman trains once again as the depression's effects gradually eased. All four of these trains had originated as heavyweight trains and all four became the fleet of Modernism on June 15, 1938.
First of the new trains to depart New York on that date was the GENERAL on its fast 17 hour 10 minute race to Chicago. The GENERAL was pulled between New York and Harrisburg by the GG-1 electric locomotives. West of Harrisburg the famous PRR K-4 Pacific Locomotives assumed the task. The Sleeping car section of the two GENERAL consists was comprised of the following cars.

SALMON P. CHASE 14 Section Stream-lined Heavyweight Sleeping Car

MAIDEN BROOK 12 Duplex Single Room 5 Double Bedroom Sleeping Car

IMPERIAL RANGE 4 Compartment 2 Drawing Room 4 double Bedroom Sleeping Car

COLONIAL CONGRESS 1 Drawing Room 3 Double Bedroom Bar 26 Seat Lounge Car


HEAVYWEIGHT DINER

HEAVYWEIGHT DINER

COLONIAL GOVERNORS 1 Drawing Room 3 Double Bedroom Bar 26 Seat Lounge Car

PHILADELPHIA COUNTY 13 Double Bedroom Sleeping Car

CITY OF NEWARK 18 Roomette Sleeping Car

LAWMAKER 12 Section 1 Drawing Room Streamlined Heavyweight sleeping car (Pittsburgh - Chicago)

SECOND CONSIST

ELBERT H. GARY 14 Section Streamlined Heavyweight Sleeping Car

MAJOR BROOK 12 Duplex Single Room 5 Double Bedroom Sleeping Car

IMPERIAL TERRACE 4 Compartment 2 drawing Room 4 Double Bedroom Sleeping Car

COLONIAL FATHERS 1 Drawing Room 3 Double Bedroom Bar 26 Seat Lounge Car

HEAVYWEIGHT DINER

HEAVYWEIGHT DINER

COLONIAL STATESMEN 1 Drawing Room 3 Double Bedroom Bar 26 Seat Lounge Car

LANCASTER COUNTY 13 Double Bedroom Sleeping Car

CITY OF LOUISVILLE 18 Roomette Sleeping Car

HENRY CLAY 12 Section 1 Drawing Room Streamlined Heavyweight Sleeping Car (Chicago - Pittsburgh)

The BROADWAY LIMITED was the next of the Fleet of Modernism trains to depart from Pennsylvania Station and it was the flagship of the fleet. Discounting the two head end cars each first day inaugural consist was seven cars as follows.

CITY OF NEW YORK 18 Roomette Sleeping Car

CITY OF COLUMBUS 18 Roomette Sleeping Car

HARBOR POINT 2 Double Bedroom Secretary Room Barber Shop Shower Bar 28 Seat Lounge Car

4420 Modernized Heavyweight Dining Car

IMPERIAL PARK 4 Compartment 2 Drawing Room 4 Double Bedroom Sleeping Car

ALLEGHENY COUNTY 13 Double Bedroom Sleeping Car

METROPOLITAN VIEW 2 Master Room 1 Double Bedroom Buffet 25 Seat Lounge Observation

SECOND CONSIST

CITY OF CINCINNATI 18 Roomette Sleeping Car

CITY OF PITTSBURGH 18 Roomette Sleeping Car

HARBOR SPRINGS 2 Double Bedroom Secretary room Barber Shop Shower Bar 28 Seat Lounge Car

4423 Modernized Heavyweight Diner

IMPERIAL POINT 4 Compartment 2 Drawing Room 4 Double Bedroom Sleeping Car

NEW YORK COUNTY 13 Double Bedroom Sleeping Car

SKYLINE VIEW 2 Master Room 1 Double Bedroom Buffet 25 Seat Lounge Observation

The third train to depart from New York Pennsylvania Station was the SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS that required three sets of equipment for daily service as follows.

THOMAS A. HENDRICKS 14 Section Streamlined Heavyweight Sleeping Car

JOSEPH D. OLIVER 12 Section 1 Drawing Room Streamlined Heavyweight Sleeping Car

CITY OF YOUNGSTOWN 18 Roomette Sleeping Car

COLONIAL MANSIONS 1 Drawing Room 3 Double Bedroom Bar 26 Seat Lounge Car

HEAVYWEIGHT DINER

MEADOW BROOK 12 Duplex Roomette 5 Double Bedroom Sleeping Car

WHITE OAK 8 Section 1 Drawing Room 2 Compartment Streamlined Heavy-weight Sleeping Car

JACK'S NARROWS 2 Drawing Room 1 Double Bedroom 1 Compartment Buffet 23 Seat Lounge Observation

SECOND CONSIST

BARTHOLOMEW PENROSE 14 Section Streamlined Heavy-weight Sleeping Car

RICHARD MONTGOMERY 12 Section 1 Drawing Room Streamlined Heavyweight Sleeping Car

CITY OF WILMINGTON 18 Roomette Sleeping Car

COLONIAL INNS 1 Drawing Room 3 Double Bedroom Bar 26 Seat Lounge Car

HEAVYWEIGHT DINER

MAR BROOK 12 Duplex Single Room 5 Double Bedroom Sleeping Car

WATER OAK 8 Section 1 Drawing Room 2 Compartment Streamlined Heavy-weight Sleeping Car

LEWISTOWN NARROWS 2 Drawing Room 1 Double Bedroom 1 Compartment Buffet 23 Seat Lounge Observation

THIRD CONSIST

GEORGE ROGERS CLARK 14 Section Heavyweight Stream-lined Sleeping Car

JOHN MORTON 12 Section 1 Drawing Room Heavyweight Streamlined Sleeping Car

CITY OF AKRON 18 Roomette Sleeping Car

COLONIAL DAMES 1 Drawing Room 3 Double Bedroom Bar 26 Seat Lounge Car

HEAVYWEIGHT DINER

MAPLE BROOK 12 Duplex Single Room 5 Double Bedroom Sleeping Car

GRAY OAK 8 Section 2 Compartment 1 Drawing Room Streamlined Heavy-weight Sleeping Car

JUNIATA NARROWS 2 Drawing Room 1 Double Bedroom 1 Compartment Buffet 23 Seat Lounge Observation

Departing from Washington and Chicago that same day was the last of the new Fleet of Modernism trains the LIBERTY LIMITED. The sleeping car section of this train was as follows.

MARCUS A. HANNA 14 Section Streamlined Heavyweight Sleeping Car

4500 Streamlined Dining Car

MILL BROOK 12 Duplex Single Room 5 Double Bedroom Sleeping Car

COLONIAL STAGES 1 Drawing Room 3 Double Bedroom Bar 26 Seat Lounge Car

MORNING BROOK 12 Duplex Single Room 5 Double Room Sleeping Car

CASCADE FALLS 10 Roomette 5 Double Bedroom Sleeping Car

FEDERAL VIEW 2 Master Room 1 Double Bedroom Buffet 25 Seat Lounge Observation

SECOND CONSIST

CYRUS K. McCORMICK 14 Section Streamlined Heavyweight Sleeping Car

MIRROR BROOK 12 Duplex Single Room 5 Double Bedroom Sleeping Car

4501 Streamlined Dining Car

COLONIAL TRAILS 1 Drawing Room 3 Double Bedroom Bar 26 Seat Lounge Car

MINERAL BROOK 12 Duplex Single Room 5 Double Bedroom Sleeping Car

CASCADE PARK 10 Roomette 5 double Bedroom Sleeping Car

WASHINGTON VIEW 2 Master Room 1 Double Bedroom 1 Compartment Buffet 25 Seat Lounge Observation

The following sleeping cars were those specifically built for the BROADWAY LIMITED.

18 ROOMETTE SLEEPING CARS Pullman Standard March 1938 Plan: 4068D Lot: 6539 (Built for and assigned to BROADWAY LIMITED)

CITY OF BALTIMORE

CITY OF CINCINNATI

CITY OF COLUMBUS

CITY OF NEW YORK

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA

CITY OF PITTSBURGH

CITY OF ST. LOUIS

CITY OF WASHINGTON

4 COMPARTMENT 2 DRAWING ROOM 4 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS Pullman Standard March 1938 Plan: 4069B Lot: 6540 (Built for and assigned to BROADWAY LIMITED)

IMPERIAL PARK

IMPERIAL PASS

IMPERIAL PLATEAU

IMPERIAL POINT

13 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS Pullman Standard April 1938 Plan: 4071A Lot: 6541 (Built for and assigned to BROADWAY LIMITED)

ALLEGHENY COUNTY

NEW YORK COUNTY

2 DOUBLE BEDROOM SECRETARY ROOM BARBER SHOP SHOWER BAR 28 SEAT LOUNGE CARS Pullman Standard May 1938 Plan: 4077 Lot: 6550 (Built for and assigned to BROADWAY LIMITED)

HARBOR POINT

HARBOR SPRINGS

2 MASTER ROOM 1 DOUBLE BEDROOM BUFFET 25 SEAT LOUNGE OBSERVATIONS Pullman Standard May 1938 Plan: 4080 Lot: 6548 (Built for and assigned to BROADWAY LIMITED)

METROPOLITAN VIEW

SKYLINE VIEW

The following listing of Heavyweight Sleeping Cars were streamlined by Pullman for the PRR Fleet of Modernism. Not only did these cars serve in those trains the PRR assigned them to other trains upgrading those trains external appearance. The following cars are known to have operated in the PITTSBURGHER, PHILADELPHIA NIGHT EXPRESS, and PITTSBURG NIGHT EXPRESS and many other trains.

14 SECTION SLEEPING CARS

ANDREW CARNEGIE

ANDREW SQUIRE

BARTHOLOMEW PENROSE

CYRUS H. McCORMICK

DAVID SINTON

ELBERT H. GARY

GEORGE ROGERS CLARK

HENRY WATTERSON

MARCUS A. HANNA

POTTER PALMER

SALMON P. CHASE

THOMAS A. HENDRICKS

12 SECTION 1 DRAWING ROOM SLEEPING CARS

ANDREW JACKSON

CHEVY CHASE

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

DANIEL WEBSTER

GEORGE ARMISTEAD

HENRY CLAY

JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY

JOHN EAGER HOWARD

JOHN JAY

JOHN MORTON

JOSEPH D. OLIVER

JOSEPH REED

LAWMAKER

NATHANEAL GREENE

NATHANIEL BACON

PAN-AMERICAN

RICHARD DALE

RICHARD MONTGOMERY

ROBERT MORRIS

ROGER WILLIAMS

THOMAS COOK

THOMAS PAINE

WILLIAM BAINBRIDGE

WILLIAM ELLERY

6 SECTION 6 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS

POPLAR ARBOR

POPLAR COUNTRY

POPLAR GORGE

POPLAR ISLE

POPLAR RANGE

POPLAR REALM

POPLAR SLOPE

POPLAR SQUARE

POPLAR VALE

POPLAR VILLA

8 SECTION 1 DRAWING ROOM 2 COMPARTMENT SLEEPING CARS

COUNCIL OAK

FOX OAKS

GRAY OAK

WATER OAK

WHITE OAK

10 SECTION 3 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS

VILLA BEAUTIFUL

VILLA COLONIAL

VILLA PALATIAL

6 SINGLE BEDROOM BUFFET LOUNGE CARS

SUMMIT GROVE

SUMMIT LAKE

1 DRAWING ROOM 1 COMPARTMENT BUFFET OBSERVATIONS

ANDREW W. MELLON

RICHARD BEATTY MELLON

The following lightweight streamlined sleeping cars all built by Pullman Standard were assigned to those other three Fleet of Modernism trains GENERAL, LIBERTY LIMITED, and SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS.

4 COMPARTMENT 2 DRAWING ROOM 4 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS Pullman Standard March 1938 Plan: 4069B Lot: 6540 (Built for and assigned to GENERAL)

IMPERIAL RANGE

IMPERIAL TERRACE

18 ROOMETTE SLEEPING CARS Pullman Standard March 1938 Plan: 4068D Lot: 6539 (Built for and assigned to GENERAL and SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS)
GENERAL

CITY OF LOUISVILLE

CITY OF NEWARK

SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS

CITY OF AKRON

CITY OF WILMINGTON

CITY OF YOUNGSTOWN

13 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS Pullman Standard April 1938 Plan: 4071A Lot: 6541 (Built for and assigned to GENERAL)

LANCASTER COUNTY

PHILADELPHIA COUNTY

10 ROOMETTE 5 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS Pullman Standard April 1938 Plan: 4072A Lot: 6542 (Built for and assigned to LIBERTY LIMITED)

CASCADE FALLS

CASCADE PARK

12 DUPLEX SINGLE ROOM 5 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS Pullman Standard April - May 1938 Plan: 4066 B Lot: 6538 (Built for and assigned to Fleet of Modernism)

GENERAL

MAIDEN BROOK

MAJOR BROOK

LIBERTY LIMITED

MILL BROOK

MINERAL BROOK

MIRROR BROOK

MORNING BROOK

SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS

MAPLE BROOK

MAR BROOK

MEADOW BROOK

1 DRAWING ROOM 3 DOUBLE BEDROOM BAR 26 SEAT LOUNGE CARS Pullman Standard May 1938 Plan: 4078 Lot: 6551 (Built for and assigned to Fleet of Modernism)

GENERAL

COLONIAL CONGRESS

COLONIAL FATHERS

COLONIAL GOVERNORS

COLONIAL STATESMEN

LIBERTY LIMITED

COLONIAL STAGES

COLONIAL TRAILS

SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS

COLONIAL DAMES

COLONIAL INNS

COLONIAL MANSIONS

2 MASTER ROOM 1 DOUBLE ROOM BUFFET 25 SEAT LOUNGE OBSERVATIONS Pullman Standard May 1938 Plan: 4080 Lot: 6548 (Built for and assigned to LIBERTY LIMITED)

FEDERAL VIEW

WASHINGTON VIEW

2 DRAWING ROOM 1 DOUBLE BEDROOM 1 COMPARTMENT BUFFET 23 SEAT LOUNGE OBSERVATIONS Pullman Standard May 1938 Plan: 4081 Lot: 6549 (Built for and assigned to SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS)

JUNIATA NARROWS

LEWISTOWN NARROWS

JACK'S NARROWS

Since the PRR was not interested in new lightweight stream-lined sleeping cars with Sections this was one of the reasons so many PRR overnight trains carried streamlined heavy-weights and heavyweights with sections. The main reason for this was the Government would only reimburse for travel in a lower berth at that time. The PRR like most railroads with service out of Washington received a great deal of Government business and was not about to lose any of it because they no longer carried Sleeping cars with sections.
Pleased with the new lightweight stream-lined sleeping cars received in 1938 the PRR immediately placed orders for additional new sleeping cars with eighteen CITY 18 roomette sleeping cars arriving in December 1938 just in time for the Christmas-New years rush.

18 ROOMETTE SLEEPING CARS Pullman Standard December 1938 Plan: 4068H Lot: 6563 (Built for and assigned to General Service)

CITY OF ALTOONA

CITY OF CAMDEN

CITY OF CANTON

CITY OF ELIZABETH

CITY OF ERIE

CITY OF FORT WAYNE

CITY OF GARY

CITY OF HARRISBURG

CITY OF JOHNSTOWN

CITY OF LANCASTER

CITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK

CITY OF NORFOLK

CITY OF READING

CITY OF TERRE HAUTE

CITY OF TRENTON

CITY OF WHEELING

CITY OF WILLIAMSPORT

CITY OF YORK

Additional new sleeping cars for operation in such trains as the PITTSBURGER and the other major overnight trains were ordered in 1938. The first new sleeping car orders began arriving in June 1939 and they were assigned to a general sleeping car pool to be assigned to the east west lines mostly between New York and Chicago but also trains between Pittsburgh - Chicago, New York - Cincinnati, Washington - Detroit and other routes. By the time the last of the prewar lightweight streamlined cars were delivered to the PRR between 1938 - 1940 they were operating 142 lightweight streamlined sleeping cars and another 60 streamlined heavy-weight sleeping cars for a total of 202. The 1939 cars listed below a majority of them went to the PITTSBURGHER the rest to general service.

12 DUPLEX SINGLE ROOM 5 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS Pullman Standard June 1939 Plan: 4066B Lot: 6566 (Built for and assigned to PITTSBURGHER and General Service)

MAGIC BROOK

MANOR BROOK

MARTIN BROOK

MAY BROOK

MIDDLE BROOK

MOOR BROOK

10 ROOMETTE 5 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS Pullman Standard June 1939 Plan: 4072B Lot: 6565 (Built for and assigned to PITTSBURGHER and General Service)

CASCADE FOREST

CASCADE GARDENS

CASCADE HILLS

CASCADE PASS

CASCADE TERRACE

CASCADE TRAILS

13 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS Pullman Standard June - July 1939 Plan: 4071B Lot: 6572 (Built for and assigned to PITTSBURGHER and General Service)

CAMBRIA COUNTY

HAMILTON COUNTY

JEFFERSON COUNTY

LAKE COUNTY

4 COMPARTMENT 2 DRAWING ROOM 4 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS Pullman Standard July - August 1939 Plan: 4069D Lot: 6571 (Built for and assigned to PITTSBURGHER and General Service)

IMPERIAL CREST

IMPERIAL LAWN

IMPERIAL MANTLE

IMPERIAL PATH

IMPERIAL TRAIL

IMPERIAL VIEW

The 1940 cars were added to the general service pool and many of the main east - west streamliners were assigned several of these lightweight stream-lined sleeping cars.

10 ROOMETTE 5 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS Pullman Standard July - August 1940 Plan: 4072C Lot: 6610 (Built for and assigned to General Service Pool)

CASCADE BAY

CASCADE BEND

CASCADE BOWER

CASCADE BRIM

CASCADE BRINK

CASCADE CANYON

CASCADE CHASM

CASCADE CLIFF

CASCADE COVE

CASCADE CRAG

CASCADE DEN

CASCADE ECHO

CASCADE GORGE

CASCADE HEIGHTS

CASCADE HOLLOW

CASCADE KNOLL

CASCADE LAKE

CASCADE LEDGE

CASCADE MANTLE

CASCADE MEADOW

CASCADE MELODY

CASCADE MIRAGE

CASCADE PEAK

CASCADE PINNACLE

CASCADE PLATEAU

CASCADE POND

CASCADE POOL

CASCADE RANGE

CASCADE RAPIDS

CASCADE RAVINE

CASCADE ROAR

CASCADE SLOPE

CASCADE TIMBER

12 DUPLEX SINGLE ROOM 5 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS Pullman Standard September 1940 Plan: 4066C Lot: 6611 (Built for and assigned to General Service Pool)

MARSH BROOK

MEMORY BROOK

MORROW BROOK

MYSTIC BROOK

6 DOUBLE BEDROOM BAR 20 SEAT LOUNGE CARS Pullman Standard September 1940 Plan: 4086A Lot: 6612 (Built for and assigned to General Service Pool)

BIRCH FALLS

CEDAR FALLS

CYPRESS FALLS

ELM FALLS

HEMLOCK FALLS

HICKORY FALLS

JUNIPER FALLS

LOCUST FALLS

MAPLE FALLS

OAK FALLS

PINE FALLS SPRUCE FALLS

SYCAMORE FALLS

How did the total of 202 lightweight and streamlined heavyweight sleeping cars compare to the other railroads streamlined sleeping car fleet at the beginning of WW II? The NYC matched the PRR with 142 lightweight stream-lined cars but they had no streamlined heavyweight sleeping cars. How did the PRR and NYC compare to the other railroads with streamlined sleeping cars at the beginning of WW II?

PRR 200, NYC 142, UP 97, AT&SF 92, SP 59, B&O 50, CRI&P 40, IC 20, C&NW 17, CB&Q 14, GM&O 5, KCS 5, ERIE 4, MP 4, C&S 3, FW&D 3, and D&RGW 2.

PRR Sleeper Lounge Observation JACK'S NARROWS built for the SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS was renamed WAKE ISLAND in March 1942 for the American defenders of that small Pacific Island eventually overwhelmed by Japanese forces.
In April 1943 Pullman rebuilt the interiors of BROADWAY LIMITED 2 Double Bedroom Secretary room Barber Shop Shower Bar 28 Seat lounge Cars HARBOR POINT and HARBOR SPRINGS. They were rebuilt to 5 Double Bedroom Buffet 26 seat Lounge cars. This work was done at the request of the war department as cars with only two sleeping car spaces were either to be rebuilt with additional revenue space or stored for the duration of the war. The PRR chose the former course of action while rival NYC stored several cars for the duration.
All prewar lightweight streamlined sleeping cars built for the PRR were from a single manufacturer Pullman Standard. This would not be the case following WW II as the PRR would purchase streamlined sleeping cars from all three major manufacturers American Car & Foundry, Budd Company, and Pullman Standard.
Deliveries of postwar lightweight streamlined sleeping cars began in April 1948 and the last PRR owned lightweight streamlined sleeping car was delivered in October 1950.
But before any of the new sleeping cars arrived an event took place that many said would never come to pass, that was through transcontinental sleeping cars service. The PRR was one of the major proponents of this service and operated the greatest number of through sleeping car routes. Besides the PRR in the east the NYC and B&O also offered through sleeping car services. The railroads in the west that took part in offering through car services were the C&NW-UP-SP, CB&Q-D&RGW-WP, CRI&P-SP, and AT&SF between Chicago and the West Coast carrying through sleeping cars originating in New York, and Washington.
The first of these services began March 31, 1946 using the PRR BROADWAY and Santa Fe CHIEF. The PRR assigned three IMPERIAL series cars IMPERIAL PARK, IMPERIAL PASS and IMPERIAL POINT to the through service, all were painted two tone gray for transcontinental service. The Santa Fe assigned HUALPAI, NASLINI, TCHIREGE, and TSANKAWI. This service became even more exclusive later when the Santa Fe switched the through cars from the CHIEF to the SUPER CHIEF. Beginning in February 1954 the Santa Fe assigned six new REGAL series 4 Compartment 4 Double Bedroom 2 drawing room cars to the service replacing both the older prewar Santa Fe and PRR cars as through cars. The six REGAL series cars initially assigned were REGAL CREST, REGAL LANE, REGAL LARK, REGAL MANOR, REGAL PASS and REGAL SPA.
Another service began March 31, 1946 was the PRR - CNW-UP route to Los Angeles using the PRR GOLDEN ARROW Westbound MAHATTAN LIMITED Eastbound and the LOS ANGELES LIMITED in both directions west of Chicago. Initially operated with heavyweight VILLA and POPLAR series cars they were replaced by 10-6 sleepers in February 1950. The cars were than assigned to the UP CITY OF LOS ANGELES west of Chicago. The UP 10-6 Sleeping cars assigned were PACIFIC COVE, PACIFIC COVE, PACIFIC GARDEN, PACIFIC HEIGHTS, and PACIFIC HILLS. For there part the PRR assigned STONEY RAPIDS and TIPPECANOE RAPIDS to the through service painting both cars in UP Yellow.
On the same startup date March 31, 1946 the PRR also began operating a 12-1 heavyweight from Washington to Los Angeles as well, this car ran originally in the ADMIRAL Westbound and RAINBOW Eastbound. Later the PRR switched the car to the LIBERTY LIMITED Westbound and PENNSYLVANIA LIMITED but this car never seemed to attract the passenger loading of other through cars and was discontinued in 1949.
The last through service begun on March 31, 1946 was the one using the OVERLAND west of Chicago to San Francisco. This service alternated days between the NYC and PRR east of Chicago. Initially the service was assigned heavy-weight 10 Section 1 Drawing Room 2 Compartment cars. Beginning March 1, 1950 the service was assigned 10-6 Sleeping cars. The NYC and PRR cars assigned were painted two-tone gray to match the OVERLAND. The NYC car assigned was PASSAIC RIVER and the PRR car was BUFFALO RAPIDS. The SP assigned 9037 and 9039. The three UP cars assigned were painted UP colors they were PACIFIC LODGE, PACIFIC UNION, and PACIFIC WATERS.
One day after the previously mentioned services began another San Francisco routing began using the NYC and PRR on alternate days east of Chicago and the CB&Q-D&RGW-WP route west of Chicago. Initially this service was provided using 10 Section 1 Drawing Room 2 Compartment heavyweight sleeping cars. In March 1949 the western service was streamlined using a train named the VISTA-DOME CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR? For their part the PRR purchased a single 10-6 sleeping car to match the other CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR cars. This car was named PRR SILVER RAPIDS. In order to provide daily through car service seven 10-6 sleeping cars were required. The CB&Q, WP and D&RGW provided two each. One of the D&RGW cars was leased to the NYC who owned no CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR cars to fulfill their obligation for one car for through service. The other cars assigned initially were CB&Q SILVER POINT and SILVER SHORE, WP SILVER BAY and SILVER SURF, and D&RGW SILVER CREEK and SILVER GLACIER.
The last through train service to the West Coast by way of Chicago began June 2, 1946 between Los Angeles and Chicago via the GOLDEN STATE operated by the CRI&P and SP. Each of the three operating roads assigned two 4-4-2 prewar streamlined sleeping cars to the service. For their part the PRR assigned IMPERIAL RANGE and IMPERIAL TERRACE. The SP assigned GOLDEN CAVERN and GOLDEN TERRACE trail while Rock Island assigned GOLDEN DIAL and GOLDEN FLEECE. In 1948 the new colors of the GOLDEN STATE became Red and Silver. The two PRR cars were repainted to match the GOLDEN STATE cars.
Another gateway to the west was opened in 1946 through St. Louis. But through service by way of St. Louis extended to Texas and Oklahoma primarily with one heavyweight car operating through to Mexico City by the MP. This service was discontinued when the MP streamlined their trains.
On July 7, 1946 the PRR and MP began joint service between New York and Houston-Galveston, New York and San Antonio, New York and El Paso, New York and Dallas, Washington and Fort Worth, and Washington and Houston. The PRR assigned a number of CASCADE series cars to these routes while other routes were initially operated with 8 Section 5 Double Bedroom, and 10 Section 1 Drawing Room 2 Compartment heavyweight sleeping cars. In June 1948 the PRR repainted eleven CASCADE series 10 Roomette 5 Double Bedroom Sleeping cars into the Blue and Gray of the MP for through service to Texas points. The eleven CASCADE series cars were:

CASCADE BOWER

CASCADE CLIFF

CASCADE COVE

CASCADE CRAG

CASCADE HOLLOW

CASCADE MANTLE

CASCADE MELODY

CASCADE PEAK

CASCADE PINNACLE

CASCADE POOL

CASCADE SLOPE

The PRR ordered fourteen 10-6 Sleeping cars for August - October 1950 delivery that were to be delivered painted in MP colors and assigned EAGLE names. Instead EAGLE PLAIN, EAGLE TRIBE, and EAGLE VIEW were delivered painted PRR Tuscan red with the names AMON G. CARTER, BLUE RAPIDS and BUFFALO RAPIDS respectively. American Car & Foundry delivered these cars to the PRR.

10 ROOMETTE 6 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS American Car & Foundry August - October 1950 Plan: 9008 Lot: 3200 (Built for and assigned to PENN TEXAS - TEXAS EAGLE service)

8430 EAGLE BEAM

8431 EAGLE BLUFF

8432 EAGLE CHARM

8433 EAGLE CHIEF

8434 EAGLE COVE

8435 EAGLE EYE

8436 EAGLE GRAND

8437 EAGLE HEAD

8438 EAGLE OAK

8439 EAGLE PARK

8440 EAGLE PASS

(Intended for PENN TEXAS - TEXAS EAGLE Service but diverted for other services)

8441 AMON G. CARTER intended name EAGLE PLAIN

8442 BLUE RAPIDS intended name EAGLE TRIBE

8443 BUFFALO RAPIDS intended name EAGLE VIEW

On that same date July 7, 1946 the PRR began joint service with the SL-SF and KATY as well. A through New York - San Antonio 8 Section 5 Double Bedroom car began running via the TEXAS SPECIAL. Later in May 1948 the new 14-4 Sleeping cars would take over. For there part the PRR assigned CASCADE MEADOW and CASCADE RANGE to the service and painted them to match the other TEXAS SPECIAL cars complete with shadow-line striping to simulate fluted stainless steel. In October 1950 the CASCADE series cars CASCADE MEADOW and CASCADE RANGE were replaced by PRR RAPIDS series 10-6 sleeping cars SWATARA RAPIDS, and TIOGA RAPIDS. These cars remained painted Tuscan Red until 1953 when they were repainted to match the other TEXAS SPECIAL cars.
The TEXAS SPECIAL through service ended October 1, 1958.
Another service begun that July 7, 1946 was the through service to Oklahoma City via the METEOR. Initially operated with 10 Section 3 Double Bedroom Sleeping cars the service later received PRR CASCADE series cars CASCADE BRIM and CASCADE RAVINE while for their part the SL-SF assigned 14-4 sleeping cars. This service was cut back to Tulsa and discontinued altogether in 1949.
In October 1949 the PRR and L&N inaugurated through streamlined sleeping cars between New York and Louisville, Memphis, and Nashville. The cars operated east of Cincinnati over the PRR and switched to the L&N at that point. Both the L&N and PRR assigned 10-6 sleeping cars to these services with all cars painted PRR Tuscan red. New York - Memphis Service operated with PRR cars WILL RAPIDS, SHENANGO RAPIDS, SHERMAN RAPIDS and L&N KENTUCKY RIVER. New York-Louisville service was assigned PRR TUSCARORA RAPIDS, RARITAN RAPIDS and L&N GREEN RIVER.
New York - Nashville service was operated with PRR TOWANDA RAPIDS, TURTLE RAPIDS and L&N GREEN RAPIDS. New York - Nashville service was discontinued March 1, 1954. New York - Memphis service ended July 14, 1956 and New York - Louisville service ended April 27, 1958.
The first new postwar sleeping cars delivered to the PRR were seven 21 Roomette sleeping cars delivered by American Car & Foundry in April - May 1948. These cars were assigned to replace 18 Roomette sleeping cars operated in prewar trains.

21 ROOMETTE SLEEPING CARS American Car & Foundry April - May 1948 Plan: 9010 Lot: 2981 (Built for and assigned to General Service)

VINCENNES INN

WARSAW INN

WILKESBARRE INN

WILKINSBURG INN

WOOSTER INN

XENIA INN

ZANESVILLE INN

Next was an order for fifteen IMPERIAL series 4 Compartment 2 drawing Room 4 Double Bedroom sleeping cars for assignment to the BROADWAY LIMITED. LIBERTY LIMITED GENERAL and other trains. These postwar IMPERIAL series cars differed from the prewar cars in that all rooms had private bathroom annexes.

4 COMPARTMENT 2 DRAWING ROOM 4 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS American Car & Foundry September - December 1948 Plan: 9009 Lot: 2982 (Built for and assigned to replace prewar cars of this type in premier trains)

IMPERIAL BENCH

IMPERIAL BOWER

IMPERIAL BRINK

IMPERIAL CLIFF

IMPERIAL FIELDS

IMPERIAL HILLS

IMPERIAL LEA

IMPERIAL LOCH

IMPERIAL MEADOWS

IMPERIAL PEAK

IMPERIAL RIDGE

IMPERIAL ROAD

IMPERIAL TERRAIN

IMPERIAL TREES

IMPERIAL VALE

Pullman Standard delivered 18 10-6 sleeping cars in the new RAPIDS series between November 1948 and January 1949. This was the first order for this type car received by the PRR and would become the postwar replacement for the prewar CASCADE series 10-5 sleeping cars.

10 ROOMETTE 6 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS Pullman Standard November 1948 - January 1949 Plan: 4140 Lot: 6792 (Built for and assigned to General Service)

OCTORARO RAPIDS

RACCOON RAPIDS

RARITAN RAPIDS

SANGAMON RAPIDS

SCHUYLKILL RAPIDS

SHENANGO RAPIDS

SHERMAN RAPIDS

STONEY RAPIDS

SWATARA RAPIDS

TIOGA RAPIDS

TIPPECANOE RAPIDS

TOWANDA RAPIDS

TURTLE RAPIDS

TUSCARORA RAPIDS

WHEELING RAPIDS

WILLS RAPIDS

JUNIATA RAPIDS

MACKINAW RAPIDS

Probably the most famous four postwar cars delivered to the PRR were the two HARBOR series 3 Double Bedroom Shower Barber Shop Secretary's Room Buffet 20 Seat Lounge cars HARBOR COVE and HARBOR REST. They were delivered to the PRR in December 1948 by Pullman Standard. In January 1949 the new VIEW series Sleeper lounge Observations with the squared off tapered end were delivered MOUNTAIN VIEW and TOWER VIEW. They featured two Master Rooms as the prewar cars had but the new Bedroom in each car had private bathroom annex. There was also a Buffet and Lounge with seating for 24. These two cars were probably the two most photographed postwar cars belonging to the PRR. Both of these famous car types were built for and assigned to the postwar BROADWAY LIMITED consists.

SECRETARY ROOM SHOWER BARBER SHOP 3 DOUBLED BEDROOM BUFFET 20 SEAT LOUNGE CARS Pullman Standard December 1948 Plan: 4141 Lot: 6792 (Built for and assigned to BROADWAY LIMITED)

HARBOR COVE

HARBOR REST

! DOUBLE BEDROOM 2 MASTER ROOM BUFFET 24 SEAT LOUNGE OBSERVATIONS Pullman Standard January 1949 Plan: 4133 Lot: 6792 (Built for and assigned to BROADWAY LIMITED)

MOUNTAIN VIEW

TOWER VIEW

The three prewar NARROWS series sleeper Lounge Observations were assigned new names in January - February 1949 as follows.

JANUARY 1949

SAMUEL VAUGHN MERRICK ex PRR WAKE ISLAND originally PRR JACK'S NARROWS

FEBRUARY 1949

WILLIAM CHAMBERLIN PATTERSON originally PRR JUNIATA NARROWS

JOHN EDGAR THOMSON originally PRR LEWISTOWN NARROWS

One other car received a new name in April 1949 that car was the FALLS series car OAK FALLS renamed BUTTERNUT FALLS.
The largest single order for sleeping cars for the PRR following WW II were fifty 21 Roomette sleeping cars from Budd delivered between January - June 1949 These cars replaced all of the 18 Roomette prewar cars in the premier trains. These cars were all painted in the standard Tuscan Red scheme.

21 ROOMETTE SLEEPING CARS Budd Company January - June 1949 Plan: 9513 Lot: 9967-024 (Built for and assigned to General Service)

ALLIANCE INN

ANDERSON INN

ASHTABULA INN

BEAVER FALLS INN

BEDFORD INN

BRADDOCK INN

BUCYRUS INN

BUTLER INN

CAMBRIDGE INN

CARNEGIE INN

CHAMBERSBURG INN

CHESTER INN

COATESVILLE INN

COLLINSVILLE INN

COSHOCTON INN

CULVER INN

ELMIRA INN

FRANKLIN INN

GRAND RAPIDS INN

GREENSBURG INN

HAGERSTOWN INN

HAMILTON INN

JEANETTE INN

KANE INN

KOKOMO INN

LATROBE INN

LEWISTOWN INN

LIMA INN

LOCK HAVEN INN

LOGANSPORT INN

MANSFIELD INN

MARIETTA INN

MASSILLON INN

NEW CASTLE INN

NORRISTOWN INN

OLEAN INN

PETOSKEY INN

PIQUA INN

PRINCETON INN

RAVENNA INN

SALEM INN

SEWICKLEY INN

SHARON INN

STEUBENVILLE INN

SUNBURY INN

TIFFIN INN

TYRONE INN

UNIONTOWN INN

URBANA INN

VAN WERT INN

The postwar replacement for the 12 Duplex Single Room 5 Double Bedroom car only had 4 Double Bedrooms due to the enclosed bathroom annex's in the Double Bedrooms. The PRR was the only railroad to buy these cars postwar and assigned them to premium service trains.

12 DUPLEX SINGLE ROOM 4 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS Pullman Standard January - April 1949 Plan: 4130 Lot: 6792 (Built for and assigned to premium service trains)

CABIN CREEK

CEDAR CREEK

CENTER CREEK

CHARTIERS CREEK

CHATHAM CREEK

CHERRY CREEK

CHICKIES CREEK

CHIMNEY CREEK

CHIPPEWA CREEK

CRYSTAL CREEK

CLEAR CREEK

CLIFF CREEK

CLOUD CREEK

CLUB CREEK

CLYDE CREEK

COLDWATER CREEK

COLLEGE CREEK

CONEWAGO CREEK

CONNOQUENES-SING CREEK

CONODOGUINET CREEK

COUNTRY CREEK

CRANE CREEK

CROSS CREEK

CYPRESS CREEK

The PRR purchased postwar Sleeper Lounge Observations for three of their premium service trains the CINCINNATI LIMITED, LIBERTY LIMITED and SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS. These cars with 2 Drawing Rooms 1 Compartment 1 Double Bedroom Buffet 25 seat Lounge Observations were delivered by Pullman Standard in February March 1949. They were originally intended to carry NARROWS suffix names but before delivery the cars received names of noted PRR personalities.

2 DRAWING ROOM 1 COMPARTMENT 1 DOUBLE BEDROOM BUFFET 25 SEAT LOUNGE OBSERVATIONS Pullman Standard February - March 1949 Plan: 4134 Lot: 6792 (Built for and assigned to specific trains)

CINCINNATI LIMITED

GEORGE BROOK ROBERTS intended name BRANDYWINE NARROWS

FRANK THOMSEN intended name CONEMAUGH NARROWS

LIBERTY LIMITED

THOMAS ALEXANDER SCOTT intended name ALLEGHENY NARROWS

ALEXANDER JOHNSON CASSATT intended name OHIO NARROWS

SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS

JAMES McCREA intended name POTOMAC NARROWS

SAMUEL REA intended name SCHUYLKILL NARROWS

WILLIAM WALLACE ATTERBURY intended name SUSQUEHANNA NARROWS

Four 10 Roomette 6 Double Bedroom Sleeping cars arrived from American Car & Foundry in March 1949. They were assigned to General Service.

10 ROOMETTE 6 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEEPING CARS American Car & Foundry March 1949 Plan: 9008 Lot: 3079 (Built for and assigned to General service)

FRENCH RAPIDS

GENESSEE RAPIDS

GREEN RAPIDS

HURON RAPIDS

Additional 10-6 sleeping cars arrived from Pullman Standard in March - April 1949 as follows.

10 ROOMETTE 6 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS Pullman Standard March - April 1949 Plan: 4129 Lot: 6792 (Built for and assigned to General Service)

CATAWISSA RAPIDS

CLARION RAPIDS

CLEARFIELD RAPIDS

CONEMAUGH RAPIDS

CONESTOGA RAPIDS

CONEWEGO RAPIDS

FISHING RAPIDS

ILLINOIS RAPIDS

CYRUS H. K. CURTIS intended name IROQUOIS RAPIDS

KALAMAZOO RAPIDS

KANKAKEE RAPIDS

KASKASKIA RAPIDS

LEHIGH RAPIDS

LITTLE MIAMI RAPIDS

MANISTEE RAPIDS

MONONGAHELA RAPIDS

MUSKEGON RAPIDS

New FALLS series 6 Double Bedroom Buffet 20 seat Lounge cars arrived from Pullman Standard between March - May 1949 for assignment to general service in such trains as the ADMIRAL etc.

6 DOUBLE BEDROOM BUFFET 20 SEAT LOUNGE CARS Pullman Standard March - May 1949 Plan: 4131 Lot: 6792 (Built for and assigned to secondary service trains)

ALDER FALLS

ASPEN FALLS

BALSAM FALLS

BEECH FALLS

CATALPA FALLS

FIR FALLS

LARCH FALLS

LINDEN FALLS

PALM FALLS

SASSAFRAS FALLS

SUMAC FALLS

The PRR received eight COLONIAL series 1 Drawing Room 3 Double Bedroom Buffet 27 seat Lounge cars from Pullman Standard in May-June 1949. These cars were assigned to the SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS, LIBERTY LIMITED, and GENERAL.

1 DRAWING ROOM 3 DOUBLE BEDROOM BUFFET 27 SEAT LOUNGE CARS Pullman Standard May - June 1949 Plan: 4132 Lot: 6792 (Built for and assigned to Premium service trains)

COLONIAL ARMS

COLONIAL CABINS

COLONIAL CRAFTS

COLONIAL DOORWAYS

COLONIAL FLAGS

COLONIAL HOUSES

COLONIAL LANTERNS

COLONIAL SCOUTS

Following WW II the decision was made that the SILVER METEOR would begin operating with lightweight streamlined sleeping cars as soon as possible. They would replace the heavyweight sleeping cars then operating in these otherwise all lightweight trains. At the same time two additional stream-liners would be instituted by the SAL the SILVER COMET between New York and Birmingham, and the SILVER STAR between New York and Florida. Each railroad that the trains operated over provided new lightweight sleeping cars for these services in proportion to the miles traveled over that road. The PRR provided six Budd built 10-6 sleeping cars to the SAL-RF&P-PRR pool of cars assigned to the SILVER METEOR etc.

10 ROOMETTE 6 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS Budd June - August 1949 Plan: 9503 Lot: 9662-025 (Built for and assigned to SAL trains)

ATHENS

BRADENTON

CHESTER

CLINTON

ELBERTON

GREENWOOD

In August 1949 PRR received a pair of 10-6 stainless steel sleeping cars from Budd they were operated for many years in Florida trains of the ACL and SAL during peak travel periods. At other times the two cars ran in general service.

10 ROOMETTE 6 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS Budd Company August 1949 (Built for and assigned to General Service)

SCIOTA RAPIDS

STURGEON RAPIDS

In September - October 1949 Pullman Standard delivered eight 10-6 sleeping cars to the PRR for service in SOUTHERN trains primarily the CRESCENT LIMITED a New York - New Orleans train that operated over the PRR between Washington and New York. The eight sleeping cars owned by the PRR operated in the four consists of the CRESCENT LIMITED.

10 ROOMETTE 6 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS Pullman Standard September - October 1949 Plan: 4140 Lot: 6814 (Built for and assigned to CRESCENT LIMITED)
BIRCH RIVER

BUSH RIVER

DELAWARE RIVER

MIDDLE RIVER

PATAPSCO RIVER

RARITAN RIVER

SCHUYLKILL RIVER

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER

In September - October 1949 the PRR received eight sleeping cars for service in ACL trains to and from Florida. Six of the cars were 10-6 sleeping cars and the other two were 21 Roomette sleeping cars. They were built for assignment to the winter only FLORIDA SPECIAL and year round WEST COAST CHAMPION and summers assigned to the EAST COAST CHAMPIONS as well.

21 ROOMETTE SLEEPING CARS Pullman Standard September - October 1949 Plan: 4156A Lot: 6809 (Built for and assigned to FLORIDA SPECIAL, EAST COAST CHAMPION, and WEST COAST CHAMPION)

GOVERNORS ISLAND

STATEN ISLAND

10 ROOMETTE 6 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS Pullman Standard October 1949 Plan: 4140 Lot: 6809 (Built for and assigned to FLORIDA SPECIAL, WEST COAST CHAMPION, and EAST COAST CHAMPION)

BALTIMORE COUNTY

BUCKS COUNTY

CHESTER COUNTY

DELAWARE COUNTY

HUDSON COUNTY

UNION COUNTY

In February - March 1950 two 14 roomette 2 Drawing Room cars arrived from American Car & foundry for service in the FLORIDA SPECIAL and EAST COAST CHAMPION. These two sleeping cars were the last Florida assigned cars delivered to the PRR.

14 ROOMETTE 2 DRAWING ROOM SLEEPING CARS American Car & Foundry February - March 1950 Plan: 9006 Lot: 3098 (Built for and assigned to FLORIDA SPECIAL - EAST COAST CHAMPION)

ANACOSTIA RIVER

HACKENSACK RIVER

The PRR received five 10 Roomette 6 Double Bedroom Sleeping cars in 1950 in two different lots from American Car & Foundry at that would be the last new sleeping cars ever purchased by the PRR.

10 ROOMETTE 6 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS American Car & Foundry September - October 1950 Plan: 9008 Lot: 3200 (Built for and assigned to General Service)
ALLEGHENY RAPIDS
MISSISSIPPI RAPIDS
OHIO RAPIDS
PENNS RAPIDS

10 ROOMETTE 6 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CAR American Car & Foundry October 1950 Plan: 9008 Lot: 3212 (Built for and assigned to General Service)
MAHONING RAPIDS

The following postwar lightweight streamlined sleeping cars are known to have been assigned to the BROADWAY LIMITED.

GRAND RAPIDS INN

MASSILON INN

RAVENNA INN

SHARON INN

SHUYLKILL RAPIDS

CATAWISSA RAPIDS

CLARION RAPIDS

CLEARFIELD RAPIDS

CONEMAUGH RAPIDS

LITTLE MIAMI RAPIDS

MANISTEE RAPIDS

CABIN CREEK

COLLEGE CREEK

IMPERIAL BOWERS

IMPERIAL FIELDS

IMPERIAL TERRAIN

IMPERIAL TREES

The PRR assigned the older prewar sleeping cars to such trains SOUTHLAND, PENN TEXAS, MANHATTAN LIMITED, CLEVELANDER, STATESMEN, AMERICAN, DETROIT EXPRESS, OHION, DOMINION EXPRESS, PITTSBURGH NIGHT EXPRESS, PHILADELPHIA NIGHT EXPRESS, RED ARROW NORTHERN ARROW, and GOLDEN TRIANGLE.
The PRR assigned the postwar sleeping cars to BROADWAY LIMITED, SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS, CINCINNATI LIMITED, PITTSBURGHER, LIBERTY LIMITED, GENERAL, GOLDEN TRIANGLE, and ST. LOUISIAN. Many of the trains mentioned above operated with both postwar and prewar sleeping cars. There were still other overnight trains on the PRR that were assigned heavyweight sleeping cars right through the 1950's.
Beginning in 1950 the PRR assigned 8000 series numbers to Sleeping cars for accounting purposes but the cars never actually wore the numbers. The sleeping cars are divided by prewar sleeping cars and postwar sleeping cars just as the PRR numbering system divided them.

Prewar Sleeping Cars

8000 ALLEGHENY COUNTY

8001 CAMBRIA COUNTY

8002 HAMILTON COUNTY

8003 JEFFERSON COUNTY

8004 LAKE COUNTY

8005 LANCASTER COUNTY

8006 NEW YORK COUNTY

8007 PHILADELPHIA COUNTY

8008 IMPERIAL CREST

8009 IMPERIAL LAWN

8010 IMPERIAL MANTLE

8011 IMPERIAL PARK

8012 IMPERIAL PASS

8013 IMPERIAL PATH

8014 IMPERIAL PLATEAU

8015 IMPERIAL POINT

8016 IMPERIAL RANGE

8017 IMPERIAL TERRACE

8018 IMPERIAL TRAIL

8019 IMPERIAL VIEW

8020 MAJIC BROOK

8021 MAIDEN BROOK

8022 MAJOR BROOK

8023 MANOR BROOK

8024 MAPLE BROOK

8025 MAR BROOK

8026 MARSH BROOK

8027 MARTIN BROOK

8028 MAY BROOK

8029 MEADOW BROOK

8030 MEMORY BROOK

8031 MIDDLE BROOK

8032 MILL BROOK

8033 MINERAL BROOK

8034 MIRROR BROOK

8035 MOOR BROOK

8036 MORNING BROOK

8037 MORROW BROOK

8038 MYSTIC BROOK

8039 CITY OF AKRON

8040 CITY OF ALTOONA

8041 CITY OF BALTIMORE

8042 CITY OF CAMDEN

8043 CITY OF CANTON

8044 CITY OF CINCINNATI

8045 CITY OF COLUMBUS

8046 CITY OF ELIZABETH

8047 CITY OF ERIE

8048 CITY OF FORT WAYNE

8049 CITY OF GARY

8050 CITY OF HARRISBURG

8051 CITY OF JOHNSTOWN

8052 CITY OF LANCASTER

8053 CITY OF LOUISVILLE

8054 CITY OF NEWARK

8055 CITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK

8056 CITY OF NEW YORK

8057 CITY OF NORFOLK

8058 CITY OF PHILADELPHIA

8059 CITY OF PITTSBURGH

8060 CITY OF READING

8061 CITY OF ST. LOUIS

8062 CITY OF TERRE HAUTE

8063 CITY OF TRENTON

8064 CITY OFWASHINGTON

8065 CITY OF WHEELING

8066 CITY OF WILLIAMSPORT

8067 CITY OF WILMINGTON

8068 CITY OF YORK

8069 CITY OF YOUNGSTOWN

8070 CASCADE BAY

8071 CASCADE BEND

8072 CASCADE BOWER

8073 CASCADE BRIM

8074 CASCADE BRINK

8075 CASCADE CANYON

8076 CASCADE CHASM

8077 CASCADE CLIFF

8078 CASCADE COVE

8079 CASCADE CRAG

8080 CASCADE DEN

8081 CASCADE ECHO

8082 CASCADE FALLS

8083 CASCADE FOREST

8084 CASCADE GARDENS

8085 CASCADE GORGE

8086 CASCADE HEIGHTS

8087 CASCADE HILLS

8088 CASCADEHOLLOW

8089 CASCADE KNOLL

8090 CASCADE LAKE

8091 CASCADE LEDGE

8092 CASCADE MANTLE

8093 CASCADE MEADOW

8094 CASCADE MELODY

8095 CASCADE MIRAGE

8096 CASCADE PARK

8097 CASCADE PASS

8098 CASCADE PEAK

8099 CASCADE PINNACLE

8100 CASCADE PLATEAU

8101 CASCADE POND

8102 CASCADE POOL

8103 CASCADE RANGE

8104 CASCADE RAPIDS

8105 CASCADE RAVINE

8106 CASCADE ROAR

8107 CASCADE SLOPE

8108 CASCADE TERRACE

8109 CASCADE TIMBER

8110 CASCADE TRAILS

8111 WILLIAM CHAMBERLIN PATTERSON

8112 JOHN EDGAR THOMSON

8113 SAMUEL VAUGHN MERRICK

8114 FEDERAL VIEW

8115 METROPOLITAN VIEW

8116 SKYLINE VIEW

8117 WASHINGTON VIEW

8118 HARBOR POINT

8119 HARBOR SPRINGS

8120 COLONIAL CONGRESS

8121 COLONIAL DAMES

8122 COLONIAL FATHERS

8123 COLONIAL GOVERNORS

8124 COLONIAL INNS

8125 COLONIAL MANSIONS

8126 COLONIAL STAGES

8127 COLONIAL STATESMEN

8128 COLONIAL TRAILS

8129 BIRCH FALLS

8130 CEDAR FALLS

8131 CYPRESS FALLS

8132 ELM FALLS

8133 HEMLOCK FALLS

8134 HICKORY FALLS

8135 JUNIPER FALLS

8136 LOCUST FALLS

8137 MAPLE FALLS

8138 BUTTERNUT FALLS

8139 PINE FALLS

8140 SPRUCE FALLS

8141 SYCAMORE FALLS


POSTWAR PRR STREAMLINED SLEEPING CARS

8241 ALLIANCE INN

8242 ANDERSON INN

8243 ASHTABULA INN

8244 BEAVER FALLS INN

8245 BEDFORD INN

8246 BRADDOCK INN

8247 BUCYRUS INN

8248 BUTLER INN

8249 CAMBRIDGE INN

8250 CARNEGIE INN

8251 CHAMBERSBURG INN

8252 CHESTER INN

8253 COATESVILLE INN

8254 COLLINSVILLE INN

8255 COSHOCTON INN

8256 CULVER INN

8257 ELMIRA INN

8258 FRANKLIN INN

8259 GRAND RAPIDS INN

8260 GREENSBURG INN

8261 HAGERSTOWN INN

8262 HAMILTON INN

8263 JEANETTE INN

8264 CINCINNATI INN

8265 KOKOMO INN

8266 LATROBE INN

8267 LEWISTOWN INN

8268 LIMA INN

8269 LOCKHAVEN INN

8270 LOGANSPORT INN

8271 MANSFIELD INN

8272 MARIETTA INN

8273 MASSILON INN

8274 NEW CASTLE INN

8275 NORRISTOWN INN

8276 OLEAN INN

8277 PETOSKEY INN

8278 PIQUA INN

8279 PRINCETON INN

8280 RAVENNA INN

8282 SALEM INN

8283 SHARON INN

8284 STEUBENVILLE INN

8285 SUNBURY INN

8286 TIFFIN INN

8287 TYRONE INN

8288 UNIONTOWN INN

8289 URBANA INN

8290 VAN WERT INN

8291 VINCENNES INN

8292 WARSAW INN

8293 WILKES BARRE INN

8294 WILKINSBURG INN

8295 WOOSTER INN

8296 XENIA INN

8297 ZANESVILLE INN

8298 GOVERNORS ISLAND

8299 STATEN ISLAND

8300 CATAWISSA RAPIDS

8301 CLARION RAPIDS

8302 CLEARFIELD RAPIDS

8303 CONEMAUGH RAPIDS

8304 CONESTOGA RAPIDS

8305 CONEWAGO RAPIDS

8306 FISHING RAPIDS

8307 ILLINOIS RAPIDS

8308 CYRUS H. K. CURTIS

8309 KALAMAZOO RAPIDS

8310 KANKAKEE RAPIDS

8311 KASKASKIA RAPIDS

8312 LEHIGH RAPIDS

8313 LITTLE MIAMI RAPIDS

8314 MANISTEE RAPIDS

8315 MONONGAHELA RAPIDS

8316 MUSKEGON RAPIDS

8317 OCTORARO RAPIDS

8318 RACCOON RAPIDS

8319 RARITAN RAPIDS

8320 SANGAMON RAPIDS

8321 SCHUYLKILL RAPIDS

8322 SHENANGO RAPIDS

8323 SHERMAN RAPIDS

8324 STONEY RAPIDS

8325 SWATARA RAPIDS

8326 TIOGA RAPIDS

8327 TIPPECANOE RAPIDS

8328 TOWANDA RAPIDS

8329 TURTLE RAPIDS

8330 TUSCARORA RAPIDS

8331 WHEELING RAPIDS

8332 WILLS RAPIDS

8333 ATHENS

8334 BRADENTON

8335 CHESTER

8336 CLINTON

8337 ELBERTON

8338 GREENWOOD

8339 FRENCH RAPIDS

8340 GENESEE RAPIDS

8341 GREEN RAPIDS

8342 HURON RAPIDS

8343 JUNIATA RAPIDS

8344 MACKINAW RAPIDS

8345 CHESTER COUNTY

8346 BALTIMORE COUNTY

8347 BUCKS COUNTY

8348 DELAWARE COUNTY

8349 UNION COUNT

8350 HUDSON COUNTY

8351 BIRCH RIVER

8352 BUSH RIVER

8353 DELAWARE RIVER

8354 MIDDLE RIVER

8355 PATAPSCO RIVER

8356 RARITAN RIVER

8357 SCHUYLKILL RIVER

8358 SUSQUEHANNA RIVER

8359 ANACOSTIA RIVER

8360 HACKENSACK RIVER

8361 CABIN CREEK

8362 CEDAR CREEK

8363 CENTER CREEK

8364 CHARTIERS CREEK

8365 CHATHAM CREEK

8366 CHERRY CREEK

8367 CHICKIES CREEK

8368 CHIMNEY CREEK

8369 CHIPPEWA CREEK

8370 CRYSTAL CREEK

8371 CLEAR CREEK

8372 CLIFF CREEK

8373 CLOUD CREEK

8374 CLUB CREEK

8375 CLYDE CREEK

8376 COLDWATER CREEK

8377 COLLEGE CREEK

8378 CONEWAGO CREEK

8379 CONNOQUENES-SING CREEK

8380 CONODOGUINET CREEK

8381 COUNTRY CREEK

8382 CRANE CREEK

8383 CROSS CREEK

8384 CYPRESS CREEK

8385 IMPERIAL BENCH

8386 IMPERIAL BOWER

8387 IMPERIAL BRINK

8388 IMPERIAL CLIFF

8389 IMPERIAL FIELDS

8390 IMPERIAL HILLS

8391 IMPERIAL LEA

8892 IMPERIAL LOCH

8393 IMPERIAL MEADOWS

8394 IMPERIAL PEAK

8395 IMPERIAL RIDGE

8396 IMPERIAL ROAD

8397 IMPERIAL TERRAIN

8398 IMPERIAL TREES

8399 IMPERIAL VALE

8400 ALDER FALLS

8401 ASPEN FALLS

8402 BALSAM FALLS

8403 BEECH FALLS

8404 CATALPA FALLS

8405 FIR FALLS

8406 LARCH FALLS

8407 LINDEN FALLS

8408 PALM FALLS

8409 SASSAFRAS FALLS

8410 SUMAC FALLS

8411 COLONIAL CABINS

8412 COLONIAL CRAFTS

8413 COLONIAL FLAGS

8414 COLONIAL ARMS

8415 COLONIAL HOUSES

8416 COLONIAL DOORWAYS

8417 COLONIAL LANTERNS

8418 COLONIAL SCOUTS

8419 MOUNTAIN VIEW

8420 TOWER VIEW

8421 THOMAS ALEXANDER SCOTT

8422 GEORGE BROOK ROBERTS

8423 FRANK THOMSEN

8424 ALEXANDER JOHNSTON CASSATT

8425 JAMES McCREA

8426 SAMUEL REA

8427 WILLIAM WALLACE ATTERBURY

8428 HARBOR COVE

8429 HARBOR REST

8430 EAGLE BEAM

8431 EAGLE BLUFF

8432 EAGLE CHARM

8433 EAGLE CHIEF

8434 EAGLE COVE

8435 EAGLE EYE

8436 EAGLE GRAND

8437 EAGLE HEAD

8438 EAGLE OAK

8439 EAGLE PARK

8440 EAGLE PASS

8441 AMON G. CARTER

8442 BLUE RAPIDS

8443 BUFFALO RAPIDS

8444 ALLEGHENY RAPIDS

8445 MISSISSIPPI RAPIDS

8446 OHIO RAPIDS

8447 PENNS RAPIDS

8448 MAHONING RAPIDS

8449 SILVER RAPIDS

8451 SCIOTA RAPIDS

8452 STURGEON RAPIDS

The PRR prewar sleeper lounge observation 8113 SAMUEL VAUGHN MERRICK was repainted UP colors in April 1952 and assigned to one of the CITY OF LOS ANGELES train sets. It remained operating in this capacity until April 1955 when the UP received the new Dome Lounge Observations. At that time the 8113 SAMUEL VAUGHN MERRICK was repainted PRR Tuscan red and returned to the PRR.
Beginning in August 1955 the PRR began a renaming program for certain sleeping cars. The names selected were for businessmen and moguls of industry with certain of the names having regional overtones. In 1956 a number of sleeping cars renamed were assigned to the overnight all Pullman PITTSBURGHER, those cars will be identified as such. Other cars were repainted PRR Tuscan Red before renaming in the case of the former EAGLE prefix 10-6 sleeping cars that had operated as through cars in cooperation with the MP and T&P in the PENN TEXAS/TEXAS EAGLE. After the service ended the PRR assigned the cars to general service and did not seem anxious to repaint them at that time. Several of the cars after renaming received a second new name within a couple of months of the first renaming. Those cars renamed for assignment to the PITTSBURGHER are designated as such by the name being underlined.

AUGUST 1955

8416 NICHOLAS FIRESTONE originally 8416 COLONIAL DOORWAYS

APRIL 1956

8442 FAIRLESS HILLS originally 8442 BLUE RAPIDS

JULY 1956

8322 SAMUEL M. KIER originally 8322 SHENANGO RAPIDS

8365 HUGH HENRY BRECKENRIDGE originally 8365 CHATHAM CREEK

AUGUST 1956

8241 JACOB J. VANDERGRIFT originally 8241 ALLIANCE INN

8246 PETER SHOENBERGER originally 8246 BRADDOCK INN

8247 HENRY S. SPANG originally 8247 BUCYRUS INN

8252 WILLIAM THAW originally 8252 CHESTER INN

8287 JAMES HAY REED originally 8287 TYRONE INN

8323 JAMES O'HARA originally 8323 SHERMAN RAPIDS

8329 HENRY W. OLIVER originally 8329 TURTLE RAPIDS

8372 CHARLES LOCKHART originally 8372 CLIFF CREEK

8380 BENJAMIN BAKEWELL originally 8380 CONODOGUINET CREEK

8387 H.J. HEINZ originally 8387 IMPERIAL BRINK

8388 B.F.JONES originally 8388 IMPERIAL CLIFF

8407 HENRY PHIPPS originally 8407 LINDEN FALLS

SEPTEMBER 1956

8278 JEFFERY SCAIFE originally 8278 PIQUA INN

8287 B.F.JONES ex 8287 JAMES HAYE REED originally 8287 TYRONE INN

8319 ALEXANDER M. BYERS originally 8319 RARITAN RAPIDS

8328 JOHN PITCAIRN originally 8328 TOWANDA RAPIDS

8330 JAMES PARK originally 8330 TUSCARORA RAPIDS

8373 ALFRED HUNT originally 8373 CLOUD CREEK

8387 ANDREW W. MELLON ex 8387 H.J.HEINZ originally 8387 IMPERIAL BRINK

8388 RICHARD BEATTY MELLON ex 8388 B.F.JONES originally 8388 IMPERIAL CLIFF

8405 CHARLES MICHAEL SCHWAB ORIGINALLY 8405 FIR FALLS

OCTOBER 1956

8328 H.J.HEINZ ex 8328 JOHN PITCAIRN originally 8328 TOWANDA RAPIDS

8373 ALFRED E. HUNT ex 8373 ALFRED HUNT originally 8373 CLOUD CREEK

8381 JOSEPH HORNE originally 8381 COUNTRY CREEK

8384 HENRY CLAY FRICK originally 8384 CYPRESS CREEK

NOVEMBER 1956

8035 JAMES HAY REED originally 8035 MOOR BROOK

8259 E.T.WEIR originally 8259 GRAND RAPID INN

8268 JOHN PITCAIRN originally 8268 LIMA INN

8362 AUGUST A. BUSCH originally 8362 CEDAR CREEK

DECEMBER 1956

8330 JAMES PARK JR. ex 8330 JAMES PARK originally 8330 TUSCARORA RAPIDS

JUNE 1957

8076 GEORGE WESTINGHOUSE originally 8076 CASCADE CHASM

OCTOBER 1962

8431 LOYALHANNA RAPIDS originally EAGLE BLUFF


MARCH 1963

8437 DELAWARE RAPIDS originally 8437 EAGLE HEAD

JANUARY 1964

8430 LIGONIER RAPIDS originally 8430 EAGLE BEAM

8433 PARK RAPIDS originally 8433 EAGLE CHIEF

APRIL 1964

8434 LOYALSOCK RAPIDS originally 8434 EAGLE COVE

8438 BRANDYWINE RAPIDS originally 8438 EAGLE OAK

JUNE 1964

8435 DAYTON RAPIDS originally 8435 EAGLE EYE

JULY 1964

8440 LYCOMING RAPIDS originally 8440 EAGLE PASS

DECEMBER 1964

8436 WISSAHICKON RAPIDS originally 8436 EAGLE GRAND

FEBRUARY 1965

8432 PERKIOMEN RAPIDS originally 8432 EAGLE CHARM

JUNE 1965

8439 HUNTINGDON RAPIDS originally 8439 EAGLE PARK

Pullman in Buffalo rebuilt BROADWAY LIMITED car 8428 HARBOR COVE to a 5 Double Bedroom Buffet 20 Seat lounge Car in January 1956. One month later the same rebuilding took place to 8429 HARBOR COVE. The two cars returned to the BROADWAY LIMITED after rebuilding.
The Union Pacific's CITY OF DENVER was already having a tough time competing with the CB&Q DENVER ZEPHYR when that road announced all new DENVER ZEPHYRS for the fall of 1956. The information of most concern about the new DENVER ZEPHYRS for the Union Pacific was the announcement of the Slumbercoach to these new trains. Here was overnight private room sleeping with bathroom facilities available for coach charge plus a small room charge, no longer would it be necessary to upgrade to first class.
The same month the new DENVER ZEPHYRS entered service the UP leased two 21 Roomette sleeping cars from the PRR 8245 BEDFORD INN and 8253 COATESVILLE INN and repainted them UP colors for Slumbercoach service in the CITY OF DENVER. The UP sold the space in these cars at the same rate as the CB&Q Slumbercoaches. The UP passengers were getting a real bargain when compared to the CB&Q Slumbercoaches. Unfortunately the Slumbercoach carried forty passengers per trip and the 21 Roomette sleeping cars just over half that number. Finally in December 1956 the CB&Q added a second Slumbercoach to the DENVER ZEPHYRS and UP could see that the 21 Roomette cars were no competition. The two cars were returned to the PRR in April 1957 after repainting in PRR Tuscan Red, another noble experiment gone by the wayside.
In 1957 the PRR removed several sleeper Lounge Observations from Pullman lease and designated the cars parlor cars for service in Northeast corridor trains with no change in the interiors taking place. All cars were assigned a 7100 series number for Parlor car operation.

JANUARY 1957

7150 SKYLINE VIEW originally 8116 SKYLINE VIEW

7151 WASHINGTON VIEW originally 8117 WASHINGTON VIEW

APRIL 1957

7152 WILLIAM CHAMBERLIN PATTERSON originally 8111 WILLIAM CHAMBERLIN PATTERSON

7153 SAMUEL VAUGHN MERRICK originally 8113 SAMUEL VAUGHN MERRICK

NOVEMBER 1957

7154 ALEXANDER JOHNSTON CASSATT originally 8424 ALEXANDER JOHNSTON CASSATT

7155 WILLIAM WALLACE ATTERBURY originally 8427 WILLIAM WALLACE ATTERBURY

7156 FRANK THOMSON originally 8423 FRANK THOMSON

7157 JAMES McCREA originally 8425 JAMES McCREA

7158 GEORGE BROOKE ROBERTS originally 8422 GEORGE BROOKE ROBERTS

The 7150 - 7153 were retired and sold by January 1962 while the 7154-7158 reverted to their original 8400 series numbers and returned to Pullman lease in June 1958.
In February 1959 10 Roomette 6 Double Bedroom Sleeping car 8337 ELBERTON was extensively damaged by a fire that originated in the cars electrical cabinet. At least four of the cars Roomettes were extensively damaged in the fire that occurred while operating in the SILVER METEOR. The PRR made a decision to rebuild the car as an eleven double bedroom car and transfer it to every other day service in one of the BROADWAY LIMITED consists. The 8337 ELBERTON was rebuilt by PRR shops in June 1959 with Bedrooms supplied by Budd in a knocked down kit. It was hoped the original six bedrooms the car was built with could be reused and all that would be necessary would be cleaning. After removal the damage to the entire car exterior was realized and the ventilation system needed to be completely replaced as well. It is doubtful if the car would have been rebuilt if the extent of the damage had been known before rebuilding commenced.
The PRR was finding less and less assignments suitable for the all Roomette sleeping cars from before the war and after the war. The PRR was never one for purchasing many streamlined dormitory cars other than the twin unit dining cars that featured one half of the twin combinations as Crew Dormitory - Kitchen space. Many railroads were to designate sleeping cars of differing types as Crew Dormitory cars by simply changing the number of the car to one that denoted a non-revenue producing car. The following is a list of those 18 Roomette sleeping cars designated as crew dormitory cars.

December 1961

7996 originally PRR 8039 CITY OF AKRON

January 1962

7997 originally PRR 8050 CITY OF HARRISBURG

7998 originally PRR 8051 CITY OF JOHNSTOWN

February 1962

8059 originally PRR 8052 CITY OF PITTSBURGH

The two 21 Roomette sleeping cars assigned to Crew Dormitory duties were the two ISLAND series cars built to operate in ACL trains to Florida. After the all roomette sleepers were withdrawn the PRR assigned there two to the SOUTH WIND as Crew Dormitory cars and in winter months they operated in the FLORIDA SPECIAL pool of cars.

AUGUST 1964

7994 originally PRR 8298 GOVERNORS ISLAND

7995 originally PRR 8299 STATEN ISLAND

The PRR repainted six IMPERIAL series 4 Compartment 2 Drawing Room 4 Double Bedroom sleeping cars silver in October 1962 for assignment to that winters FLORIDA SPECIAL. Six IMPERIAL series cars meant that two of these deluxe accommodation sleeping cars were assigned to each of the three consists necessary for daily operation.

8011 IMPERIAL PARK

8012 IMPERIAL PASS

8014 IMPERIAL PLATEAU

8015 IMPERIAL POINT

8016 IMPERIAL RANGE

8017 IMPERIAL TERRACE

Many railroads in the early 1960's were finding passenger growth in Coaches but a steady decline in sleeping car space was taking place at the same time. Many streamlined sleeping cars were being retired and sold to the NdeM or in some cases scrapped. Other railroads chose to rebuild sleeping cars into coaches in order to accommodate the growth at less cost than buying new coaches. Few of these rebuilding occurred to prewar sleeping cars but significant numbers of postwar sleeping cars were rebuilt to coaches and other type cars. It was cheaper to rebuild good cars than scrap those cars for the little return on scrap metal in those days.
The PRR retired all fifty of the Budd built 21 Roomette INN series sleeping cars in August 1963 and sent them to Altoona for rebuilding. Forty-eight of the cars were rebuilt to 76 revenue seat coaches and two were rebuilt to 70 revenue seat coaches with a snack bar. They were then assigned 1500 series numbers 1500-1547 straight coaches and 1548, 1549 were the snack bar coaches. They were not rebuilt in any particular order and all were assigned to Corridor service trains.

September 1963

1500 originally PRR 8250 CARNEGIE INN

1501 originally PRR 8273 MASSILON INN

1502 originally PRR 8279 PRINCETON INN

1505 originally 8267 LEWISTOWN INN

October 1963

1503 ex PRR 8241 JACOB J. VANDERGRIFT originally PRR 8241 ALLIANCE INN

1504 originally PRR 8286 TIFFIN INN

1506 originally PRR 8263 JEANETTE INN

1507 originally PRR 8244 BEAVER FALLS INN

1508 originally PRR 8254 COLLINSVILLE INN

1509 ex PRR 8246 PETER SCHOENBERGER originally PRR 8246 BRADDOCK INN

1510 originally PRR 8281 SALEM INN

1511 originally PRR 8277 PETOSKEY INN

1512 ex PRR 8268 JOHN PITCAIRN originally PRR 8268 LIMA INN

1513 originally PRR 8275 NORRISTOWN INN

1514 originally PRR 8257 ELMIRA INN

1515 ex PRR 8278 JEFFERY SCAIFE originally PRR 8278 PIQUA INN

1517 originally PRR 8265 KOKOMO INN

1518 ex PRR 8259 E. T. WEIR originally PRR 8259 GRAND RAPIDS INN

1520 originally PRR 8290 VAN WERT INN

1521 originally PRR 8283 SHARON INN

1522 ex PRR 8264 CINCINNATI INN originally PRR 8264 KANE INN

1523 originally PRR 8245 BEDFORD INN

1524 ex PRR 8287 JAMES HAY REED ex PRR 8287 B. F. JONES originally PRR 8287 TYRONE INN

1525 originally PRR 8269 LOCK HAVEN INN

1526 originally PRR 8261 HAGERSTOWN INN

1527 originally PRR 8253 COATESVILLE INN

1528 originally PRR 8284 STEUBENVILLE INN

November 1963

1516 ex PRR 8247 HENRY S. SPANG originally PRR 8247 BUCYRUS INN

1519 originally PRR 8262 HAMILTON INN

1529 originally PRR 8266 LATROBE INN

1530 originally PRR 8272 MARIETTA INN

1531 originally PRR 8280 RAVENNA INN

1532 originally PRR 8276 OLEAN INN

1533 originally PRR 8255 COSHOCTON INN

1534 originally PRR 8256 CULVER INN

1535 originally PRR 8282 SEWICKLEY INN

1536 originally PRR 8243 ASHTABULA INN

1537 originally PRR 8258 FRANKLIN INN

1538 originally PRR 8270 LOGANSPORT INN

1539 originally PRR 8274 NEW CASTLE INN

1540 originally PRR 8260 GREENSBURG INN

1541 originally PRR 8242 ANDERSON INN

1542 originally PRR 8271 MANSFIELD INN

1543 originally PRR 8289 URBANA INN

1544 originally PRR 8251 CHAMBERSBURG INN

1545 originally PRR 8248 BUTLER INN

1546 ex PRR 8252 WILLIAM THAW originally PRR 8252 CHESTER INN

1547 originally PRR 8249 CAMBRIDGE INN

1548 originally PRR 8285 SUNBURY INN

1549 originally PRR 8288 UNIONTOWN INN

In 1964 the PRR was again in need of additional parlor car space and the simplest solution was to designate eight postwar COLONIAL series 3 Double Bedroom 1 Drawing Room Buffet 27 seat Lounge cars by simply assigning 7100 series numbers. It is believed the doors to the Bedrooms and Drawing Room were removed while the cars were in this service as follows.

May 1964

7148 originally PRR 8411 COLONIAL CABINS

7149 originally PRR 8412 COLONIAL CRAFTS

7150 originally PRR 8413 COLONIAL FLAGS

7151 originally PRR 8414 COLONIAL ARMS

7152 originally PRR 8415 COLONIAL HOUSES

7153 originally PRR 8416 NICHOLAS FIRESTONE originally PRR 8416 COLONIAL DOORWAYS

7154 originally PRR 8417 COLONIAL LANTERNS

June 1964

7155 originally PRR 8418 COLONIAL SCOUTS

At the same time as the COLONIAL series cars became designated Parlor cars in 1964 the PRR designated three prewar FALLS series 6 Double Bedroom Bar 20 seat Lounge cars to be Parlor Cars. These cars were assigned to the Northeast Corridor trains between New York and Washington.
One year later in May 1965 the PRR designated an additional four FALLS series 6 Double Bedroom Bar 20 seat Lounge Cars to be Parlor cars assigning 7100 series numbers.

MAY 1964

7156 originally PRR 8132 ELM FALLS

7157 originally PRR 8134 HICKORY FALLS

7158 originally PRR 8141 SYCAMORE FALLS

MAY 1965

7159 originally PRR 8129 BIRCH FALLS

7160 originally PRR 8138 BUTTERNUT FALLS

7161 originally PRR 8131 CYPRESS FALLS

7162 originally PRR 8136 LOCUST FALLS

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 4, 2006 4:51 PM
Can somebody tell me when UP dropped round-end observations on the City of Los Angeles? Was it before the 1955 arrival of the Dome-Lounge observations?
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Posted by siberianmo on Tuesday, July 4, 2006 6:48 PM
G'day!

No doubt 20 Fingers Al will respond to your question - DeLuxe . . . . keep checking . . .

Another Pennsy Pix!

PRR E7A #5840 (foto credit: J. Hunt)


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Posted by passengerfan on Tuesday, July 4, 2006 6:52 PM
From what I have been able to tell from infrormation I have on the UP they operated observations until the introduction of the dome lounge observations on the CITY OF LOS ANGELES. But they were not always UP owned. The CITY OF LOS ANGELES often operated with offline observations such as one of the NEW ROYAL PALM Sleeper Lounge Observation ROYAL CREST (NYC owned) that was destroyed while on the CITY OF LOS ANGELES in Wyoming by a trailing CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO consist within a couple of years of being built for the Southern train. This accident also destroyed a couple of new UP owned sleeping cars AMERICAN BORDER and PACIFIC EMPIRE. Hope this helps.

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Posted by siberianmo on Tuesday, July 4, 2006 8:09 PM
G'day!

My finale for this fine day . . .

Pennsy E44 (courtesy: www.trainweb.org)


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Posted by passengerfan on Wednesday, July 5, 2006 12:34 AM
PENNSYLVANIA
(PRR)
Streamlined Dining & Lounge Cars
by Al

Known as the standard railroad of the world for many years and particularly true in the heavyweight era of passenger trains the PRR nonetheless placed some of America’s finest streamliners in service as well.
The Pennsylvania railroads finest was the BROADWAY LIMITED between Chicago and New York. Always operated with the finest Pullmans and never a coach during the heavyweight era. Only the best dining cars and lounge cars were assigned to this fine train.
Rival NYC fielded the TWENTIETH CENTURY LIMITED in direct competition to the BROADWAY LIMITED and by 1937 the time to streamline these fine trains at last came. Both railroads chose the architects for their fine streamliners and work began at the Pullman Standard plant on the head end, sleeping, lounge and dining cars for the NYC. For rival PRR Pullman Standard constructed sleeping and lounge cars, and the railroad itself provided the dining and head end cars for the new BROADWAY LIMITED.
Famed industrial designer and architect Raymond Loewy was the man chosen for not only the BROADWAY LIMITED but also the entire PRR fleet of modernism introduced in 1938. Besides the BROADWAY LIMITED the PRR was modernizing three other trains at the same time the LIBERTY LIMITED between Washington, D.C. and Chicago, the equal of the BROADWAY LIMITED on this route except it also carried coach passengers. The GENERAL between New York and Chicago another train whose schedule was only slightly slower than the BROADWAY LIMITEDS.
The last of the fleet of modernism trains was the SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS a train that operated between its namesake city in the west and New York City in the east. The BROADWAY LIMITED, LIBERTY LIMITED and GENERAL required but two sets of equipment to maintain nightly service in each direction. Due to the greater distance of the SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS route this train required three sets of equipment. The BROADWAY LIMITED was the only All-Pullman, All-Room extra fare train of the four. All three of the other trains carried coaches. In April 1942 the GENERAL, LIBERTY LIMITED and SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS became all Pullman trains dropping coaches from the three trains for at least the duration of WW II.
The PRR Altoona shops shopped two heavyweight dining cars 4420 and 4423 for modernizing and completely new interiors for assignment to the BROADWAY LIMITED. The four cars emerged from the shops in May 1938 just in time for the June 15, 1938 inaugural of the new streamlined BROADWAY LIMITED and the other three fleet of modernism trains. Standard dining cars of the era normally featured 36-seats at six tables for four along one side and six tables for two along the other side. The two rebuilt dining cars out shopped by Altoona were different beginning at one end there was the standard kitchen along the left side of the car with a new pantry area next on the same side. On the right hand side next was two tables for two a lounge type seating area for two next followed by two tables for four and then a lengthwise bar occupied the final seven feet of the right side. On the left side from the pantry area was located two tables for four a lounge type seating area for two followed by two tables for two, and finally was a small lounge facing the bar with seating for two passengers at two small cocktail tables. This lounge was considered a waiting area for passengers waiting to be seated in the dining area. The total seating capacity of the BROADWAY LIMITED dining cars was only 28 or 30 if one counted the two lounge seats. Standard heavyweight 36-seat dining cars were always held in reserve at Chicago and New York just in case one the BROADWAY LIMITED dining cars were unable to make a trip.
The other feature cars of the new streamlined BROADWAY LIMITEDS were Barber Shop, Secretary room, 2-Double Bedroom Bar 38-seat lounge cars HARBOR POINT and HARBOR SPRINGS. These two cars were rebuilt in April 1943 to 5-Double Bedroom Buffet lounge cars. This was due to wartime restrictions on lounge cars if they did not have a certain amount of sleeping space. With the addition of three double bedrooms replacing the barbershop and secretary’s room they meant the requirement for sleeping car space and remained in service throughout the war.
The last car in each BROADWAY LIMITED was a beautiful round end Observation with 1-Double Bedroom 2-Master Rooms Buffet and 25-seat Lounge Observation. There was four of these cars constructed FEDERAL VIEW, METROPOLITAN VIEW, SKYLINE VIEW and WASHINGTON VIEW. The FEDERAL VIEW and WASHINGTON VIEW carried the tail-sign for the LIBERTY LIMITED and METROPOLITAN VIEW and SKYLINE VIEW carried the tail-sign for the BROADWAY LIMITED consists. In January 1957 the SKYLINE VIEW and WASHINGTON VIEW were assigned to parlor car service and assigned numbers 7150 and 7151. By 1962 both had been withdrawn from parlor car service and sold to Mexico. The FEDERAL VIEW and METROPOLITAN VIEW both were sold to Mexico in the early 1960’s.

BARBER SHOP SECRETARY ROOM 2-DOUBLE BEDROOM ¼ ROUND BAR 28-SEAT LOUNGE CARS Pullman Standard May 1938 Plan: 4077 Lot: 6550 (Built for and assigned to BROADWAY LIMITED)

HARBOR POINT

HARBOR SPRINGS

1-DOUBLE BEDROOM 2-DRAWING ROOM BUFFET 25-SEAT LOUNGE OBSERVATIONS Pullman Standard May 1938 Plan: 4080 Lot: 6548 (Built for and assigned to BROADWAY LIMITED and LIBERTY LIMITED)

BROADWAY LIMITED

METROPOLITAN VIEW

SKYLINE VIEW

LIBERTY LIMITED

FEDERAL VIEW

WASHINGTON VIEW

Other streamlined feature cars built in 1938 for the LIBERTY LIMITED were a pair of Budd built streamlined dining cars delivered in December 1937 and March 1938. These two cars were experimental as far as the PRR was concerned but they assigned them to the LIBERTY LIMITED instead. Car 4500 was delivered in December 1937 and operated in several PRR trains before the new LIBERTY LIMITEDS entered service. The seating in this car was arranged on the one side with two tables for four followed by a settee type seating arrangement for six with the back to the windows followed by another table seating area with two tables for four for a total seating capacity along the right side for 22 at the far end of the right side was a bar. Along the left side there was a settee type seating area for 6 followed by two tables for four and then another settee area for six. This gave the 4500 a total seating capacity of 42. The car was rebuilt to a standard 48-seat dining car in 1953, and finally retired and scrapped in 1961. The car spent most of its operational life in pool service.
The 4501 delivered in March 1938 were arranged in a different manner with both sides identically arranged except for the right side having a bar at the far end from the Kitchen and pantry area. Each side seated 22 arranged with two tables for four a settee for six and again two tables for four. This gave the 4501 a seating capacity of 44. After assignment to the LIBERTY LIMITED the car was assigned to the dining car pool and was rebuilt to a standard 48-seat dining car in 1953 and like 4500 was retired and scrapped in 1961.

42-SEAT DINING CAR Budd Company December 1937 (Built for and assigned to LIBERTY LIMITED)

4500

44-SEAT DINING CAR Budd Company March 1938 (Built for and assigned to LIBERTY LIMITED)

4501

Pullman Standard delivered nine COLONIAL series cars in May 1938 for assignment to the other three fleet of modernism trains. These cars featured 3-double bedrooms 1-drawing room a 1/4 round bar and 26-seat lounge. The GENERAL operated with two COLONIAL series cars in each consist as the GENERAL operated without a Sleeper Lounge Observation The SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS ad LIBERTY LIMITED operated with Sleeper Lounge Observations so only carries one COLONIAL series in each consist.

3-DOUBLE BEDROOM 1-DRAWING ROOOM ¼ ROUND BAR 26-SEAT LOUNGE CARS Pullman Standard May 1938 Plan: 4078 Lot: 6551 (Built for and assigned to GENERAL, LIBERTY LIMITED and SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS)

GENERAL

COLONIAL CONGRESS

COLONIAL FATHERS

COLONIAL GOVERNORS

LIBERTY LIMITED

COLONIAL STAGES

COLONIAL TRAILS

SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS

COLONIAL DAMES

COLONIAL INNS

COLONIAL MANSIONS

The three NARROWS series sleeper lounge observations built for the SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS were 1-Double Bedroom 1-Compartment 2-Drawing Room ¼ round bar 25-seat lounge observations.
In March 1942 JACK’S NARROWS was renamed WAKE ISLAND for the brave defenders of the Pacific Island that fell to Japanese forces early in WW II. In January 1949 WAKE ISLAND was renamed once more this time SAMUEL VAUGHAN MERRICK.
The other two NARROWS series sleeper Lounge observations were renamed in February 1949 JUNIATA NARROWS was renamed WILLIAM CHAMBERLAIN PATTERSON and LEWISTOWN NARROWS was renamed JOHN EDGAR THOMSON. The SAMUEL VAUGHAN MERRICK was assigned to one of the CITY OF LOS ANGELES consists beginning in March 1952 wearing streamliner colors while in this service. With the arrival on the UP of Dome Lounge Observations in March 1955, the SAMUEL VAUGHAN MERRICK was returned to the PRR.
Two of the cars WILLIAM CHAMBERLAIN PATTERSON and SAMUEL VAUGHAN MERRICK were designated parlor cars in April 1957 and received the numbers 7152 and 7153 at that time; by 1962 both cars had been retired and sold to Mexico.
In addition a large number of heavyweight Pullmans were streamlined for service in other PRR trains, and among this list were the following Pullman cars that included feature cars as follows.

24-PARLOR SEAT
8-SEAT SUN LOUNGE

BROUSSARD

20-PARLOR SEAT
12-SEAT BUFFET LOUNGE

GEORGE WASHINGTON

JOHN ADAMS

12-PARLOR SEAT BUFFET
20-SEAT SUN LOUNGE OBSERVATION

THOMAS JEFFERSON

1-COMPARTMENT 1-DRAWING ROOM BUFFET 20-SEAT LOUNGE OBSERVATIONS

ANDREW W. MELLON

RICHARD BEATTY MELLON

6-SINGLE BEDROOM BUFFET
20-SEAT LOUNGE CARS

SUMMIT GROVE

SUMMIT LAKE

BAGGAGE BUFFET
20-SEAT LOUNGE CARS

INDIAN POINT

INDIAN ROCK

The above cars operated in such trains as the PITTSBURGH NIGHT EXPRESS, PHILADELPHIA NIGHT EXPRESS, PITTSBURGHER, and GOLDEN TRIANGLE.
In 1939 the PRR received fifteen lightweight streamlined 48-seat dining cars, five from Budd Company 4502-4506, five from American Car & Foundry 4507 – 4511 and five from Pullman Standard 4512, 4514 – 4517. These cars were assigned to the Fleet of Modernism and other trains needing 48-seat dining cars.

48-SEAT DINING CARS Pullman Standard July – August 1939 (Built for and assigned to Fleet of Modernism)

4512, 4514 – 4517

48-SEAT DINING CARS Budd Company August 1939 (Built for and assigned to Fleet of Modernism)

4502 – 4506

48-SEAT DINING CARS American Car & Foundry August 1939 (Built for and assigned to Fleet of Modernism)

4507 - 4511

Large orders for additional sleeping cars were delivered to the PRR in 1938, 1939 and 1940. Among the sleeping cars delivered were 13-FALLS series 6 Double Bedroom Buffet 20-seat lounge cars. These cars were assigned to such trains as the PITTSBURGHER and GOLDEN TRIANGLE as well as many other overnight trains along the east –west routes. In April 1949 OAK FALLS was renamed BUTTERNUT FALLS.

6-DOUBLE BEDROOM BAR 20-SEAT LOUNGE CARS Pullman Standard September 1940 Plan: 4086A Lot: 6612 (Built for and assigned to PITTSBURGHER, GOLDEN TRIANGLE and other PRR overnight trains)

BIRCH FALLS

CEDAR FALLS

CYPRESS FALLS

ELM FALLS

HEMLOCK FALLS

HICKORY FALLS

JUNIPER FALLS

LOCUST FALS

MAPLE FALLS

OAK FALLS

PINE FALLS

SPRUCE FALLS

SYCAMORE FALLS

The PRR introduced a new all –coach streamliner between New York and Chicago beginning July 28, 1939 named the TRAIL BLAZER. The PRR Altoona shops streamlined the entire trains from older heavyweight cars. Each of the two consists of the TRAIL BLAZER had four feature cars for the use of the coach passengers. All of the cars for the TRAIL BLAZER were streamlined using old heavyweight coaches except for the twin unit dining cars in which used old heavyweight single unit dining cars. The first car in each consist of the TRAIL BLAZER was a Baggage Buffet 27- seat Lounge car 4931 or 4950 out shopped by Altoona shops in July 1939 just in time for the new trains inaugural. Mid-train in the TRAIL BLAZERS was a 19-crew Dormitory Kitchen car followed by a 68-seat dining room car. These cars operated as a set and were semi permanently coupled together using a drawbar. In one consist Dormitory –Kitchen car 8019 and Dining room car 8020 were paired and in the other TRAIL BLAZER consist Dormitory – Kitchen car 8021 and dining room car 8022 operated paired these cars were completed by Altoona shops in early July 1939.
Bringing up the rear of the TRAIL BLAZERS were Buffet Observation cars rebuilt and streamlined using old heavyweight coaches. For the TRAIL BLAZER these cars were 1120 rebuilt from old heavyweight coach 7777 and 1121 rebuilt from heavyweight coach 8930. The interiors of these cars featured a Buffet with 16-seat dinette and 35 lounge seats in the observation end. These cars along with the coaches were ready for service just in time for the July startup of the new train.
On December 19, 1940 the PRR inaugurated a new seven car all coach streamliner from Budd named the SOUTH WIND between Chicago and Miami operating via the PRR between Chicago and Louisville over its own lines, the L&N to Montgomery, ACL to Jacksonville and FEC to Miami. Two other railroads introduced seven car coach streamliners between Chicago and Miami at the same time the FEC and IC, all operated by different routes between Chicago and Jacksonville. Between the three trains they provided daily service between end points. The new SOUTH WIND had two feature cars a 48-seat dining car numbered 4518 and a Buffet 16-seat dinette 35-seat Lounge Observation numbered 1126.

48-SEAT DINING CAR Budd Company December 1940 (Built for and assigned to SOUTH WIND)

4518

BUFFET 16-SEAT DINETTE 35-SEAT LOUNGE OBSERVATION Budd Company December 1940 (Built for and assigned to SOUTH WIND)

1126

Just a few months after the SOUTH WIND entered service the PRR Altoona shops were busy rebuilding additional cars for another coach streamliner the JEFFERSONIAN that entered service April 27, 1941 between New York and St. Louis. The new JEFFERSONIAN required three sets of equipment for daily service. Once again the PRR selected twin unit dining cars for this train 19-crew dormitory – kitchen units coupled to 68-seat dining room cars. The one train set operated with Dormitory –Kitchen 8027 and Dining room car 8028, another operated with Dormitory – Kitchen 8029 and Dining room car 8030, and the last set operated with Dormitory – Kitchen 8031 and Dining room car 8032. There were four Buffet Lounge Observations built for the JEFFERSONIAN trains, this was because a Washington section of the train operated between Washington and Harrisburg where it joined the main train. The fourth Buffet Lounge Observation operated only between Harrisburg and Washington.
The four Buffet 16-seat dinette 35-seat lounge observations were as follows:

1122 rebuilt from coach 1706

1123 rebuilt from coach 1795

1124 rebuilt from coach 1667

1125 rebuilt from coach 1833

Altoona shops turned out additional streamlined feature cars before WW II again rebuilt from heavyweights. The exact trains these additional cars were built for is unknown, as they seemed to be used everywhere and in whatever train was in need of this type car.
In June 1941 two Buffet 16-seat dinette 35-seat lounge observations were released for service by Altoona shops they were numbered 1127 and 1128.
In August 1941 three Baggage 12-crew dormitory Buffet 16 seat lounge cars were completed for the JEFFERSONIAN numbers 6701 – 6703. These cars and new streamlined single unit dining cars replaced the twin unit dining cars of the JEFFERSONIAN, as passenger loads on these trains was not as great as that of the TRAIL BLAZERS.
Altoona shops completed three Baggage 12-Crew Dormitory Buffet 16 seat Lounge cars numbers 6704 – 6706 in March 1942.
Rushed to completion that same month were three Buffet 16-seat Dinette 35-seat Lounge Observations that entered service in the corridor designated as Buffet 16-seat dinette 35-seat Parlor observations. These cars were numbered 1129 – 1131.
Due to a shortage of dining cars on the PRR the government relaxed their wartime restrictions long enough for Altoona shops to streamline five twin unit dining car sets. Three of the cars were 19-seat Crew Dormitory – Kitchen cars 8027, 8029, and 8031. Car number 8033 and 8035 were 12 – seat Lunch Counter – Kitchen cars built for Northeast corridor service. The five 68-seat dining room cars with 4-seat waiting area were numbers 8028, 8030, 8032, 8034 and 8036. These cars were all completed in June 1943 and were immediately pressed into wartime service.
Following the war the PRR was committed to upgrading many of the prewar streamliners and in many cases complete new trains replaced prewar streamliners, and this in turn gave more streamlined cars to other trains that had previously had few if any streamlined cars. New car deliveries in 1948 and 1949 completely reequipped the BROADWAY LIMITED, LIBERTY LIMITED, SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS, GENERAL, TRAIL BLAZER, and JEFFERSONIAN. The latter two trains postwar new equipment was built by the railroads own Altoona shops. This was their first new streamlined cars as all prewar streamlined cars turned out by Altoona shops had been rebuilds using old heavyweight cars. First out of the Altoona shops seventy 44-seat long distance coaches numbers 4100 – 4169. These cars would be assigned to the postwar TRAIL BLAZER and JEFFERSONIAN later many of the east-west trains received these cars. Altoona shops completed these cars between December 1946 and July 1949.
The first postwar feature cars built by Altoona Shops was five Baggage-Bar 27-seat Lounge cars 6695-6699. These cars were built in Altoona shops in September – October 1947. The five cars were assigned to the postwar TRAIL BLAZER and JEFFERSONIAN. Four of the cars were retired and scrapped in 1961, all except 6696, which was rebuilt to a 65’ Railway Post office car and renumbered 6599 in 1965.

BAGGAGE BAR 27-SEAT LOUNGE CARS PRR Altoona Shops September – October 1947 (Built for and assigned to TRAIL BLAZER – JEFFERSONIAN)

6695 – 6699

Next Altoona shops built the five postwar Buffet 53-seat lounge cars with the blunt end for the TRAIL BLAZER and JEFFERSONIAN. These cars numbers 1132 – 1136 were built with a taper blunt end that was unique to all PRR postwar Observations. One car 1135 was retired in 1961 and sold to a private owner, the other four were retired and scrapped in 1967.

BUFFET 16-SEAT DINETTE 37-SEAT LOUNGE OBSERVATION (Blunt) PRR Altoona Shops January – February 1948 (Built for and assigned to TRAIL BLAZER – JEFFERSONIAN)

1133 – 1136

American Car & Foundry delivered three of the most interesting cars ever built in February – March 1948 for the JEFFERSONIAN. These cars were the Recreation cars built for the JEFFERSONIAN. Each car beginning at the full vestibule end featured a six-seat mini-theater for newsreels, a pinball machine, and sunken bar lounge with seating for 24. Next was a small nursery for children, and finally a reading and game room for 12. All three Recreation cars were transferred to the PENN TEXAS in 1952. The Pinball machine mini – theater and Nursery was removed from all three cars in 1955 and they continued in PENN TEXAS service. In 1964 all three were sold to the Holiday on Ice shows where they were gutted and used as tunnel cars for the props used in the ice shows.

6-SEAT MINI-THEATER PINBALL MACHINE BAR-BUFFET 24-SEAT SUNKEN LOUNGE NURSERY 12-SEAT READING –GAME LOUNGE RECREATION CARS American Car & Foundry February – March 1948 (Built for and assigned to JEFFERSONIAN later PENN TEXAS)

7300 – 7302

Finally between October and December 1948 Altoona shops delivered the five-twin unit dining sets for the TRAIL BLAZER and JEFFERSONIAN. These cars in the odd numbered units were built with 19-crew dormitory spaces and the Kitchen. The crew dormitory space was for the dining car crew and lounge car attendants in three tier bunks for eighteen. The separate private bedroom was for the Dining car steward. The even numbered cars paired with these Crew Dormitory – Kitchen units seated 68 at 16 tables for four and 2 tables for two. In addition there was a waiting area that seated four. Two sets were retired and scrapped in 1961 4590-4591 and 4598-4599, two other sets followed in retirement and scrapping in 1967 4594-4595 and 4596-4597. In 1968 the final set of Altoona built twin unit dining car sets was retired and scrapped 4592-4593.

½ TWIN UNIT 68-SEAT DINING ROOM CARS WITH 4-SEAT WAITING ROOM PRR Altoona Shops October – December 1948 (Built for and assigned to TRAIL BLAZER and JEFFERSONIAN)

4590, 4592, 4494, 4496, 4498

½ TWIN UNIT 19-CREW DORMITORY KITCHEN CARS PRR Altoona Shops October – December 1948 (Built for and assigned to TRAIL BLAZER and JEFFERSONIAN)

4591, 4593, 4595, 4597, 4599

The pride of the PRR received new sleeping cars and four feature cars between December 1948 and February 1949 and the all-new postwar BROADWAY LIMITED began operating March 15, 1949. The closest rival the TWENTIETH CENTURY LIMITED began operating with new postwar equipment on September 15, 1948.
In December 1948 Pullman Standard delivered the two HARBOR series lounge cars for the postwar BROADWAY LIMITED. These cars had 3-Double Bedrooms, Barber shop with adjoining shower, Secretary’s room, and Buffet 20-seat Lounge cars. In January 1956 HARBOR COVE was rebuilt to 5-double bedroom buffet 20-seat lounge car. The HARBOR REST underwent the same rebuilding in February 1957 in both cars a phone room was installed between two of the bedrooms. The two cars were retired in 1971 and eventually scrapped.

3-DOUBLE BEDROOM BARBER SHOP SHOWER SECRETARYS ROOM BUFFET 20-SEAT LOUNGE CARS Pullman Standard December 1948 Plan: 4141 Lot: 6792 (Built for and assigned to BROADWAY LIMITED)

HARBOR COVE

HARBOR REST

Pullman Standard delivered the two new Sleeper Buffet Lounge Observations with the blunt end to the PRR in January 1949. These were the VIEW series with 1-Double Bedroom 2-Master Room Buffet 25-seat Lounge Observations. These cars were retired and sold privately in the 1970’s.

1-DOUBLE BEDROOM 2-MASTER ROOMS BUFFET 25-SEAT LOUNGE OBSERVATIONS Pullman Standard January 1949 Plan: 4133 Lot: 6792 (Built for and assigned to BROADWAY LIMITED)

MOUNTAIN VIEW

TOWER VIEW

The new dining cars for the postwar BROADWAY LIMITED were twin unit cars initially sets from American Car & Foundry, and after July 1949 Budd built sets most often operated in the BROADWAY LIMITED. The American Car & Foundry sets numbered five and were delivered between December 1948 and March 1949. The 68-seat dining room cars with four-seat waiting room were numbered 4600 to 4608 even numbers only and the 19-Crew dormitory Kitchen cars were numbered 4601 to 4609 odd numbers only. The two sets originally assigned to the BROADWAY LIMITED were transferred to the CINCINNATI LIMITED when the Budd built dining cars arrived in July 1949. The other three sets of AC&F built dining units were assigned to the SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS. All five sets were retired in the late 1960’s.

½ TWIN UNIT 68-SEAT DINING ROOM CARS WITH FOUR SEAT WAITING AREA American Car & Foundry December 1948 – February 1949 (Built for SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS – CINCINNATI LIMITED ran occasionally in BROADWAY LIMITED)

4600, 4602, 4604, 4606, 4608

½ TWIN UNIT 19-CREW DORMITORY – KITCHEN CARS American Car & Foundry December 1948 – February 1949 (Built for and assigned to SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS – CINCINNATI LIMITED ran occasionally in BROADWAY LIMITED)

4601, 4603, 4605, 4607, 4609

Seven new 1-double bedroom 1-compartment 2-drawing room Buffet 25-seat lounge observations were delivered in February – March 1949 for assignment to the CINCINNATI LIMITED, LIBERTY LIMITED and SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS. These cars were originally to have been assigned NARROWS series names but before delivery the PRR decided to name them for influential businessmen and politicians so important to the PRR.

1-DOUBLE BEDROOM 1-COMPARTMENT 2-DRAWING ROOM BUFFET 25-SEAT LOUNGE OBSERVATIONS Pullman Standard February – March 1949 Plan: 4134 Lot: 6792 (Built for and assigned to CINCINNATI LIMITED – LIBERTY LIMITED – SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS)

CINCINNATI LIMITED

GEORGE BROOKE SCOTT intended name BRANDYWINE NARROWS

FRANK THOMSON intended name CONEMAUGH NARROWS

LIBERTY LIMITED

THOMAS ALEXANDER SCOTT intended name ALLEGHENY NARROWS

ALEXANDER JOHNSON CASSATT intended name OHIO NARROWS

SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS

JAMES McCREA intended name POTOMAC NARROWS

SAMUEL REA intended name SCHUYLKILL NARROWS

WILLIAM WALLACE ATTERBURY intended name SUSQUEHANNA NARROWS

Between March and May 1949 Pullman Standard delivered eleven 6-Double Bedroom Buffet 20-seat Lounge cars for trains such as the GENERAL, CINCINNATI LIMITED, ADMIRAL and other major trains. These cars were FALLS series cars almost identical to the prewar cars of this type and the two lots became interchangeable between trains. Two of these cars LINDEN FALLS was renamed HENRY PHIPPS in August 1956 and FIR FALLS was renamed CHARLES MICHAEL SCHWAB September 1956 for assignment to the PITTSBURGHER. They operated system wide.

6-DOUBLE BEDROOM BUFFET 20-SEAT LOUNGE CARS Pullman Standard March – May 1949 Plan: 4131 Lot: 6792 (Built for and assigned to General service)

ALDER FALLS

ASPEN FALS

BALSAM FALLS

BEECH FALLS

CATALPA FALLS

FIR FALLS

LARCH FALLS

LINDEN FALLS

PALM FALLS

SASSAFRAS FALLS

SUMAC FALLS

Pullman Standard delivered eight COLONIAL series 3-double bedroom 1-drawing room Buffet 27-seat lounge cars in May – June 1949. These cars were assigned to the LIBERTY LIMITED and other trains and were pooled with the earlier prewar COLONIAL series cars even though the prewar COLONIAL series cars did not have bathroom annexes.

3-DOUBLE BEDROOM 1-DRAWING ROOM BUFFET 27-SEAT LOUNGE CARS Pullman Standard May – June 1949 Plan: 4132 Lot: 6792 (Built for and assigned to General service)

COLONIAL ARMS

COLONIAL CABINS

COLONIAL CRAFTS

COLONIAL DOORWAYS

COLONIAL FLAGS

COLONIAL HOUSES

COLONIAL LANTERNS

COLONIAL SCOUTS

Budd delivered there long awaited seven twin unit dining –Kitchen Dormitory cars in July 1949. These would serve in many of the PRR’s finest trains including the BROADWAY LIMITED – GENERAL and other fine trains.

½ TWIN UNIT 68-SEAT DINING ROOM CARS WITH 4-SEAT WAITING ROOM Budd Company July 1949 (Built for and assigned to BROADWAY LIMITED – GENERAL and other trains)

4610, 4612, 4614, 4616, 4618, 4620, 4622

½ TWIN UNIT 19-CREW DORMITORY – KITCHEN CARS Budd Company July 1949 (Built for and assigned to BROADWAY LIMITED – GENERAL and other trains)

4611, 4613, 4615, 4617, 4619, 4621, 4623

In August –September 1949 Budd delivered six 48-seat dining cars 4519 - 4524 for general service in August – September 1949. These were the last Budd built dining cars delivered with smooth sides delivered to the PRR, the next single unit dining cars delivered by Budd would be in their traditional fluted stainless steel sides with only a Tuscan red name board above the windows.

48-SEAT DINING CARS Budd Company August – September 1949 (Built for and assigned to General Service)

4519 – 4524

Budd delivered two 28-seat coach 21-seat lounge bar cars 1151 and 1152 in September 1949. They were built for and assigned to the CINCINNATI LIMITED for the benefit of coach passengers of these overnight trains between New York and Cincinnati.

28-SEAT COACH 21-SEAT LOUNGE BAR CARS Budd Company September 1949 (Built for and assigned to CINCINNATI LIMITED)

1151, 1152

Between October 1951 and January 1952 Budd delivered four complete trains to the PRR for service in the Northeast corridor. Two of the trains streamlined were SENATORS operating between Boston and Washington via New York Penn Station. The other two train sets were the new CONGRESSIONALS between New York and Washington. The SENATORS operated one trip in each direction daily and the CONGRESSIONALS operated two trips in each direction daily. The SENATORS were fourteen car rains as built and the CONGRESSIONALS were 18 car trains. All four new train sets began service March 17, 1952.
The SENATORS operated with three feature cars.
The first of these was an 18-seat Lunch Counter Bar 26-seat Tavern Lounge car train lined as the sixth car in each SENATOR behind five 60-seat coaches. After three more 60-seat coaches was a 48-seat dining car. To the rear of the dining car was three 29-seat Parlor 5-seat parlor drawing room cars and bringing up the markers were 14-seat Parlor Telephone Room Buffet 13-seat Lounge 12 seat Lounge Observation These were the cars built for and assigned to the SENATORS.

18 – SEAT LUNCH COUNTER BAR 26-SEAT TAVERN LOUNGE CARS Budd Company February 1952 (Built for and assigned to SENATORS)

1155, 1156

48-SEAT DINING CARS Budd Company February 1952 (Built for and assigned to SENATORS)

4525, 4526

14-SEAT PARLOR – TELEPHONE ROOM – BUFFET 13-SEAT LOUNGE 12-SEAT LOUNGE OBSERVATIONS Budd Company January 1952 Plan: 9528 Lot: 9628 – 110 (Built for and assigned to SENATORS)

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

MARTHA WASHINGTON

Those feature cars built for the CONGRESSIONALS were 18-seat Lunch Counter Bar 26-seat Tavern Lounge train lined fifth in the consists. They trailed four 60-seat coaches, following the Lunch counter tavern lounge cars were four additional 60-seat coaches. Trailing these four coaches were the twin unit dining sets. These twin units seated 72 in the Dining room car and the capacity of the trailing Kitchen – Bar 21-seat Tavern Lounge car. The last car in each eighteen car consist was an 18-seat Parlor Buffet 13-seat Lounge 12-seat Lounge Observation.

18-SEAT LUNCH COUNTER BAR 26-SEAT TAVERN LOUNGE CARS Budd Company February 1952 (Built for and assigned to CONGRESSIONAL)

1153, 1154

½ TWIN UNIT 72-SEAT DINING ROOM CARS Budd Company February 1952 (Built for and assigned to CONGRESSIONAL)

4624, 4626

½ TWIN UNIT KITCHEN BAR 21-SEAT LOUNGE CARS Budd Company February 1952 (Built for and assigned to CONGRESSIONAL)

4625, 4627

18-SEAT PARLOR BUFFET 13-SEAT LOUNGE 12-SEAT LOUNGE OBSERVATIONS Budd Company January 1952 Plan: 9529 Lot: 9628 – 110 (Built for and assigned to CONGRESSIONAL)

GEORGE WASHINGTON

ALEXANDER HAMILTON

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Posted by siberianmo on Wednesday, July 5, 2006 7:19 AM
ENCORE! ENCORE! ENCORE! ENCORE!

PASSENGER TRAIN NOSTALGIA #12

Here’s something to ponder with regard to our appreciation and fascination with
Classic Trains. Check out this ad (from The Official Guide of the Railways – 1956)



Look what they’re saying about the Vista-Dome North Coast Limited!

”FOUR VISTA-DOMES . . .
the view really is terrific on the Northern Pacific!”

“Pride of the Northwest . . . a train second to none!”

“One of the top trains in the country”

“A LOVELY STEWARDESS-NURSE . . . so kind to me and my children”

“Most friendly and courteous employees”

“Comfortable trip – delicious meals. Our compliments to the chef”

“THE TRAVELLER’S REST buffet-lounge . . . most unique car we’ve ever seen . . . captures the flavor and romance of the West”

”WON’T YOU BE MY GUEST?”
Now a friendly Stewardess-Nurse welcomes you aboard the Vista-Dome North Coast Limited. You’ll enjoy extra traveling pleasure at no extra cost – in fact, even low Family Fares apply! Heading East or West through the scenic Northwest, you’ll see for yourself why passengers call it . . .

. . . . . One of the world’s Extra Fine trains . . . . .

. . . . . For complete information, write
. . . . . G. W. RODINE, Passenger Traffic Manager . . . . .
. . . . . Northern Pacific Railway, St. Paul 1, Minn. . . . . .

CHICAGO – TWIN CITIES – SPOKANE – PORTLAND – TACOMA – SEATTLE


Enjoy! [tup]

Tom[4:-)][oX)]


ENCORE! ENCORE! ENCORE! ENCORE!
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Posted by passengerfan on Wednesday, July 5, 2006 7:37 AM
NORTHERN
PACIFIC
Streamlined Sleeping Cars
by Al

The NP was the first of the Northwest transcontinental Railways and as such the population centers of the west grew along its lines, first attracting home-steaders and miners to build new towns and later cities. Later the NP would attract other travelers between the Twin Cities and Pacific Northwest. The oldest name train to the Pacific Northwest was the NP NORTH COAST LIMITED originally a deluxe all sleeping car train that later had coaches added.
The NP purchased their first lightweight streamlined cars following WW II to equip the NORTH COAST LIMITED. The streamlined NORTH COAST LIMITED was the last of the premier trains to the northwest to receive lightweight streamlined consists. There was no particular date that the NORTH COAST LIMITED became a streamlined train as it sort of evolved into a streamliner over a period of time in 1946-47. As each new car arrived in St. Paul from Pullman Standard it was given a final inspection and any final set up required. It would then be trainlined into the first eastbound consist needing that type of car where the CB&Q would set up the car for the westbound departure from Chicago. The new NORTH COAST LIMITED train sets were powered by an A-B-B set of EMD F3 diesels between St. Paul and Seattle initially later they would be changed to A-B-A sets as they did not require turning at terminals. Each consist of the NORTH COAST LIMITED was eleven cars between Chicago and Pasco and nine cars between Pasco and Seattle. The two cars set out at Pasco a coach and sleeper were forwarded to Portland by the SP&S. The CB&Q owned one complete consist of the NORTH COAST LIMIED and the sleeping cars owned by that road are identified as such. The SP&S owned a single NORTH COAST LIMITED coach and sleeping car and they are identified as well. Originally all Sleeping cars were named only but the NP began replacing the names with numbers beginning in 1953 as each car was shopped for repainting into the new Color scheme designed by Raymond Loewy for the NORTH COAST LIMITED and all NP passenger trains.

6 ROOMETTE 8 DUPLEX ROOMETTE 1 COMPARTMENT 3 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS Pullman Standard July - September 1948 Plan: 4119 Lot: 6781 (Built for and assigned to NORTH COAST LIMITED)
NP

ABERDEEN

BILLINGS

BISMARCK

BRAINERD

BUTTE

DETROIT LAKES

DICKINSON

FARGO

HELENA

JAMESTOWN

MISSOULA

PASCO

VALLEY CITY

WALLA WALLA

CB&Q

CHICAGO

DUBUQUE

SAVANNA

SP&S

PORTLAND

4 DOUBLE BEDROOM 1 COMPARTMENT BUFFET 22 SEAT LOUNGE OBSERVATIONS Pullman Standard June - July 1948 Plan: 4120 Lot: 6781 (Built for and assigned to NORTH COAST LIMITED)

NP

ARLINGTON CLUB

MONTANA CLUB

RAINIER CLUB

SPOKANE CLUB

TACOMA CLUB

CB&Q

MINNEAPOLIS CLUB

The NP next purchased a pair of odd sleeping cars that were delivered painted in SP CASCADE colors for operation in that train. The reason these two sleeping cars were odd was they were the only 10-6 sleeping cars ever owned by the NP. When the new stream-lined all room all Pullman CASCADES entered service August 13, 1950 between Oakland and Portland four of the sleeping cars in each consist were through cars to Seattle the reason the NP owned a pair of CASCADE sleeping cars. Each mornings CASCADE arriving in Portland had the Blunt ended 10-6 set out. The four sleeping cars ahead a 22 Roomette, two 10-6 sleeping cars and a 4 Compartment 4 Double Bedroom 2 Drawing Room Sleeping cars were added to the UP pool train just ahead of that trains Astra Dome Lounge Observation for forwarding to Seattle. Upon arrival at Union Station Seattle the four CASCADE sleeping cars were transferred to the NP under the 4th avenue viaduct between Union Station and King St. station by a NP switcher. The cars were then sat in the joint NP-GN Holgate St. Coach yard until the NP train from Portland arrived. After unloading passengers at King St. Station the four CASCADE sleeping cars were added to the rear of the consist and the entire train was then wyed about four miles south of King St. Station and returned to the Coach yard for cleaning and a trip through the washer. The next morning the train was backed into King St. Station with the four SP CASCADE sleeping cars on the rear for loading. The NP pool train arrived in Portland just a short while before the scheduled departure of the SP CASCADE for Oakland. A Portland Terminal switcher would already have the blunt end 10-6 Sleeping car uncoupled awaiting the four sleeping cars from Seattle. As soon as the NP pool train came to a halt the switcher was coupling the Blunt End 10-6 to the through sleeping cars and would then add those cars to the rear of that days south bound CASCADE to Oakland.
When through CASCADE sleeping car service ended in January 9, 1966 the two NP 10-6 sleeping cars were returned to that road. They were then repainted NP colors and spent much of the next few years in charter service. After the BN merger the two cars were assigned to the Business fleet where they remained for many years.

10 ROOMETTE 6 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS Pullman Standard May - July 1950 Plan: 4140A Lot: 6874 (Built for and assigned to SP CASCADES)

363, 364

The NP inaugurated a new Chicago - Seattle-Portland train the MAINSTREETER on November 16, 1952. Initially the MAINSTREETER was a diesel powered heavyweight train but later would become fully streamlined after 1955. This train replaced the ALASKAN a slower train. At the same time the NORTH COAST LIMITED was speeded up to match the timekeeping of the GN EMPIRE BUILDER and Milwaukee Road OLYMPIAN HIAWATHA. The NP NORTH COAST LIMITED then required only five sets of equipment instead of six.
Beginning in November 1953 the NP began cycling the sleeping cars and Sleeper Lounge Observations of the NORTH COAST LIMITED through the shops for repainting into the new Raymond Loewy two tone green with white separation stripe paint scheme. At the same time the lounge areas of the Sleeper Lounge Observations were remodeled completely as well. As each car was completed it was assigned a number replacing the car names. The NP would no longer have named sleeping cars. The sleeping cars were shopped, repainted and numbered in the following order.

NOVEMBER 1953

359 originally NP VALLEY CITY

360 originally NP PASCO

361 originally NP HELENA

JANUARY 1954

351 originally NP BILLINGS

352 originally NP FARGO

FEBRUARY 1954

354 originally NP MISSOULA

358 originally NP BUTTE

392 originally NP TACOMA CLUB

CB&Q 480 originally CB&Q CHICAGO

MARCH 1954

363 originally NP DICKINSON

SP&S 366 originally SP&S PORTLAND


APRIL 1954

350 originally NP DETROIT LAKES

MAY 1954

356 originally NP ABERDEEN


JUNE 1954

353 originally WALLA WALLA

CB&Q

482 originally CB&Q DUBUQUE

483 originally CB&Q MINNEAPOLIS CLUB

AUGUST 1954

390 originally NP RAINIER CLUB

SEPTEMBER 1954

391 originally NP ARLINGTON CLUB

OCTOBER 1954

362 originally NP JAMESTOWN

394 originally NP MONTANA CLUB

CB&Q 481 originally CB&Q SAVANNA

DECEMBER 1954

357 originally NP BRAINERD

FEBRUARY 1955

355 originally NP BISMARCK

393 originally NP SPOKANE CLUB

The Union Pacific introduced domes to the Pacific Northwest in September 1950 when the former Train of Tomorrow cars entered service in the UP pool train round trip daily between Portland and Seattle. In December 1952 the Milwaukee Road introduced Super domes to the OLYMPIAN HIAWATHA serving as a 28 seat Cafe lounge car as well as seating 68 in the dome level.
The introduction of the domes seemed to impact the NORTH COAST LIMITED very little at first but when the NORTH COAST LIMITED schedule was speeded up it became apparent that domes would be the next logical step for the NP's finest streamliner. In August 1954 new Budd built Vista-Dome leg rest Coaches were delivered by Budd for assignment to the NORTH COAST LIMITED enough for two per consist. And as if that wasn't enough ten new Vista dome Sleeping cars were delivered for the NORTH COAST LIMITED between September and November 1954 just in time for the Christmas rush. At the same time six new 6 Roomette 8 Duplex Roomette 4 Double Bedroom Sleeping cars were delivered to the NP by Pullman Standard. The new Sleeping cars replaced the older sleeping cars in the NORTH COAST LIMITED and many of the older 48 revenue seat Leg Rest Coaches and Sleeping cars from the 1946-47 order were than assigned to the MAINSTREETER. The Vista-Dome Sleeping cars were not the first in the northwest but they would be the only ones operated as sleeping cars in the Pacific Northwest. The UP operated the Train of Tomorrow DREAM CLOUD between Portland and Seattle but as a parlor car only.
Beginning in the winter 1959-60 season the NP leased through Pullman five of the Vista Dome sleeping cars to other railroads. The IC that first year leased four two for the PANAMA LIMITED and two for the CITY OF MIAMI consists. The fifth car was leased by the PRR for one SOUTH WIND consist. The IC repainted the NP cars into their Chocolate, Orange, and yellow scheme to match the rest of the trains. The PRR leased car remained painted in the NP scheme of two tone green. It must have really been a clash with the PRR Tuscan cars. In the spring when the cars were returned to the NP they were freshly repainted. After that first winter the IC only leased two of the Vista Dome Sleeping cars from the NP for operation in the CITY OF MIAMI. IC management felt that due to the fast overnight schedule of the PANAMA LIMITEDS Vista domes were not really necessary. The PRR continued to lease a Vista-Dome Sleeping car for the SOUTH WIND for several more winters from the NP. Apparently the NP sent those Vista Dome sleeping cars needing repainting the most to the IC each winter so they got back freshly painted cars each spring.

6 ROOMETTE 8 DUPLEX ROOMETTE 4 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS Pullman Standard October - November 1954 Plan: 4192 Lot: 6939 (Built for and assigned to the NORTH COAST LIMITED)

367 - 372

24 SEAT VISTA DOME 4 ROOMETTE 4 DOUBLE BEDROOM 4 DUPLEX SINGLE ROOM SLEEPING CARS Budd Company September - November 1954 Plan: 9535 Lot: 9669 - 141 (Built for and assigned to NORTH COAST LIMITED)

NP
307-313

CB&Q
304,305

SP&S
306

One additional Vista Dome sleeping car was delivered to the Northern Pacific in December 1957 by the Budd Company for assignment to the NORTH COAST LIMITED to be used as a spare. This car 314 was identical to the earlier cars of this type.

24 SEAT VISTA DOME 4 ROOMETTE 4 DOUBLE BEDROOM 4 DUPLEX SINGLE ROOM SLEEPING CAR Budd Company December 1957 Plan: 9535 Lot: 9669-141 (Built for and assigned to the NORTH COAST LIMITED)

314

The NORTH COAST LIMITED received 24 Single Room 8 Double Room Slumbercoaches in December 1959 one per consist. They were easily spotted in the consist as they were the only stainless steel finished cars in the consists. They were trainlined directly behind the RPO Crew Dormitory car ahead of the Coaches. The initial order was for four Slumbercoaches all numbered and named for Scottish LOCHS. The Scottish LOCH names were selected implying thrift. Since five Slumbercoaches were necessary for the NORTH COAST LIMITED an arrangement was worked out with the Burlington. Where an arriving Slumbercoach from the DENVER ZEPHYR in Chicago would depart in that days westbound NORTH COAST LIMITED while the arriving NORTH COAST LIMITED from the west gave up its Slumbercoach to that days departing westbound DENVER ZEPHYR. Here was the car the NP had been looking for it gave Coach passengers there own private room with bed and bathroom for Coach fare plus a nightly room charge. No longer was it necessary for coach passengers to upgrade their ticket to first class, then pay an additional amount for the sleeping accommodation. Even though the rooms were small they were adequate and q welcome addition to those passengers on limited means. The addition of the Slumbercoaches certainly gave the NORTH COAST LIMITED a boost in revenue.

24 SINGLE ROOM 8 DOUBLE ROOM SLUMBERCOACHES Budd Company December 1959 Plan: 9540 Lot: 9691 - 090 (Built for and assigned to NORTH COAST LIMITED - DENVER ZEPHYR pool)

325 LOCH SLOY

326 LOCH LEVEN

327 LOCH LOMOND

328 LOCK NESS

The Budd Company had leased eight Slumbercoaches to other roads in 1959 and when they returned from lease the NP purchased all eight in 1964. One was leased by the MP who operated it with the three leased by the B&O in a joint NATIONAL LIMITED / TEXAS EAGLE service between Washington D.C. and San Antonio. The four NYC cars were operated between New York and Chicago two per consist in the TWENTIETH CENTURY LIMITED. The additional Slumbercoaches were assigned to the MAINSTREETER as well as the NORTH COAST LIMITED in fact they became the only sleeping car carried by the MAINSTREETER.

MAY 1964

329 LOCH TARBERT originally MP 699 SOUTHLAND

JUNE 1964

330 LAKE KATRINE originally B&O 7702 RESTLAND

331 LOCH LONG originally B&O 7703 SLEEPLAND

332 LOCH LOCHY originally B&O 7704 THRIFTLAND

NOVEMBER 1964

333 LOCH TAY originally NYC 10800

334 LOCH RANNOCH originally NYC 10801

335 LOCH ARKAIG originally NYC 10802

336 LOCH AWE originally NYC 10803

Two of the above Slumbercoaches 335 LOCH ARKAIG and 336 LOCH AWE were transferred to CB&Q ownership in March 1965 with no change of numbers or names.
Between June and November 1965 the NP converted five sleeping cars to Crew Dormitory Sleeping cars for assignment to the NORTH COAST LIMITED since the mail contract for this train had been canceled by the Post Office. The five sleeping cars converted were 352,361, 350, 351, and 359; they received new numbers 440-444 respectively.
In December 1966 the NP withdrew the Sleeper Lounge Observations from the NORTH COAST LIMITED and sold all four owned by the NP. The CB&Q soon sold their car as well.
The NP soon began receiving complaints from Sleeping cars passengers about the loss of their lounge. In order to appease the Sleeping car passengers of the NORTH COAST LIMITED the NP converted six of their Vista Dome Sleeping cars to Vista Dome Sleeper Cocktail Lounge In The Sky cars. Seating remained the same in the dome level at 24 except the seats faced each other in pairs with a table separating every four. Two of the Duplex Single Rooms beneath the dome were converted to a Buffet to serve the passengers in the Cocktail Lounge in the Sky. The conversion work on the six dome cars took place between March - May 1967 with the following cars converted and renumbered.

375 originally 307

376 originally 308

377 originally 311

378 originally 312

379 originally 314

CB&Q

380 originally 304

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Posted by siberianmo on Wednesday, July 5, 2006 11:36 AM
ENCORE! ENCORE! ENCORE! ENCORE!

Here’s another Passsener RR Fallen Flag for the gang from Classic American Railroads:

Northern Pacific (NP)


Headquarters: St. Paul, MN

Mileage in 1950: 6,682

Locomotives in 1963:

Diesels: 662

Rolling stock in 1950:

Freight cars: 34,200
Passenger cars: 359

Principal routes in 1950:

Minneapolis/St. Paul-Fargo, ND-Butte, MT-Tacoma, WA
Logan-Helena-Garrison, MT
Portland, OR-Sumas, WA
Minneapolis/St. Paul-Duluth, MN
Staples, MN-Ashland, WI
Little Falls-International Falls, MN
Manitoba Junction-Crookston, MN-Winnipeg, MB
Wadena, MN-Leeds, ND

Passenger trains of note:

Alaskan (Minneapolis/St. Paul-Portland via Helena)
Mainstreeter (Chicago-Helena-Seattle & Portland)
North Coast Limited (Chicago-Butte-Seattle & Portland)

Of note: CB&Q handled passenger trains between Chicago and St. Paul. SP&S handled trains between Pasco and Portland.


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Tom [4:-)] [oX)]


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Posted by passengerfan on Wednesday, July 5, 2006 1:13 PM
NORTHERN
PACIFIC
(NP)
Streamlined Dining & Lounge Cars
by Al

In 1947 – 1948 the Northern Pacific received its first lightweight streamlined cars. The cars were delivered to equip six NORTH COAST LIMITED train sets. The NP premier train and oldest name train operating between Chicago and Seattle – Portland – Tacoma. Each of the train sets operated with three feature cars. The first of these in each consist was a 26-seat coach Buffet 19-seat Lounge car. This car was for the coach passengers of the train and was trainlined as the seventh car in each train. These cars were numbered 494-499. They were delivered to the NP in June – July 1947 and were among the first new cars to operate in the otherwise heavyweight NORTH COAST LIMITED.

26-SEAT COACH BUFFET 10-SEAT LOUNGE CARS Pullman Standard June – July 1947 (Built for and assigned to NORTH COAST LIMITED)

494 – 499

Cars 494 – 499 were shopped one at a time between July and October 1954 receiving the Raymond Loewy treatment at that time being rebuilt to the famous Lewis & Clark Travelers Rest cars. These cars featured a 14-seat Lunch Counter Kitchen – Bar 12-seat cocktail lounge 17-seat lounge. Leather was applied to the wall of the car on one side in this area and a map showing the route of the Lewis and Clark expedition was featured on this cowhide. These cars were among the finest lounge cars to ever enter service on a U.S. railroad.
The next car in each NORTH COAST LIMITED consist was a 12-seat Lunch Counter 30-seat Dining car 450 – 454 and CB&Q owned 455. The dining cars operated from St. Paul east to Chicago and then west to Seattle and return east to St. Paul. They were changed out in St. Paul, as this was where the NP Commissary dept. was located.

12-SEAT LUNCH COUNTER 30-SEAT DINING CARS Pullman Standard July – August 1947 (Built for and assigned to NORTH COAST LIMITED)

NP

450 – 454

CB&Q

455

All six Lunch Counter – dining cars were rebuilt to full 48-seat dining cars between October 1953 and March 1954 retaining their original numbers. They operated as 40-seat dining cars in non-peak travel periods having eight seats at booths that were used a waiting and cocktail lounge during those times. During the peak travel periods the cars operated as 48-seat dining cars with the four booths pressed into dining car service. This was also part of the Raymond Loewy rebuilding of the NORTH COAST LIMITED. All Northern Pacific cars were being repainted into the new scheme of two-tone green with white lettering and separation stripes designed by Raymond Loewy. This scheme replaced a very old-fashioned paint scheme of Pullman Green and Pine green with yellow striping and lettering. The new paint scheme would last the NP into the BN merger in fact well into the Amtrak era and was easily one of the most attractive schemes ever introduced by a railroad to its passenger equipment. The dining cars remained in NORTH COAST LIMITED service until 1959 when they were replaced by new Budd built dining cars in the NORTH COAST LIMITED. These cars were then assigned to the MAINSTREETER. In May – June 1962 numbers 450-453, 455 and 456 were rebuilt to 32-seat dining 16-seat lounge cars.
Once again cars 450, 451, 453 and 456 were rebuilt between June 1967 and January 1968 into economy buffet cars with a steam table for service replacing three tables on one side of the car. This was done in an effort to get a handle on the runaway dining car expenses of the MAINSTREETER. The cars retained their lounge seating. Two other older dining cars were converted to Buffet Lounge cars 454 in May 1966 and car 457 followed a year later in May 1967.
The last car in each streamlined NP NORTH COAST LIMITED was a 4-Double Bedroom 1 Compartment Buffet 26-seat Lounge Observation. These cars were al named for business clubs located in cities served by the NORTH COAST LIMITED. These cars were not delivered until June – July 1948 and all six NORTH COAST LIMITED train sets were completely equipped with new cars by September 1948.

4-DOUBLE BEDROOM 1-COMPARTMENT BUFFET 26-SEAT LOUNGE OBSRVATIONS Pullman Standard June – July 1948 Plan: 4120 Lot: 6781 (Built for and assigned to NORTH COAST LIMITED)

NP

ARLINGTON CLUB

MONTANA CLUB

RAINIER CLUB

SPOKANE CLUB

TACOMA CLUB

CB&Q

MINNEAPOLIS CLUB

In 1954 – 55 the CLUB suffix cars lost their names in favor of numbers only which became standard practice for all NP sleeping cars. The CLUBS were numbered as follows

February 1954

392 originally TACOMA CLUB

June 1954

CB&Q 483 originally CB&Q
MINNEAPOLIS CLUB

August 1954

390 originally RAINIER CLUB

September 1954

391 originally ARLINGTON CLUB

October 1954

394 originally ARLINGTON CLUB

February 1955

393 originally SPOKANE CLUB

At the same time the CLUB series cars were numbered the lounge observation area was extensively remodeled giving a more modern appearance to the lounge. The seating in the remodeled lounge remained the same at 27.
Pullman Standard delivered two new 40-seat dining cars in December 1953 for assignment to the Seattle – Portland NP pool trains. These two cars were identical to the rebuilt cars operating in the NORTH COAST LIMITED. Like those cars operating in the NORTH COAST LIMITED dining car 456 and 457 were expandable to 48-seats during peak travel periods.

48-SEAT DINING CARS Pullman Standard December 1953 (Built for and assigned to Seattle – Portland pool train service)

456, 457

In October 1954 Pullman Standard delivered two Parlor – Buffet Lounge cars 492 and 493 to the NP for assignment to the NP Seattle – Portland pool trains 407-408. These cars had a 32-seat lounge at one end with a buffet next followed by 14-seat Parlor cars. One of these cars brought up the markers of 407 northbound while southbound in 408 for many years were four Southern Pacific sleeping cars trailing the Parlor Buffet Lounge car. These were through cars destined for that afternoons southbound CASCADE. The Parlor seating was to the rear so both coach and first class passengers could use the Buffet – Lounge in the two cars. Both cars operated up until Amtrak on these trains.

32-SEAT LOUNGE BUFFET 14-SEAT PARLOR CARS Pullman Standard October 1954 (Built for and assigned to Seattle – Portland pool trains 407-408)

492, 493

Pullman Standard delivered five nearly identical Lounge Buffet Parlor cars to the NP in July 1956 numbered 487 – 491. These five cars were the only new cars ever constructed for the MAINSTREETER the secondary train between Seattle-Tacoma-Portland and Chicago. These cars were named Holiday Lounge cars for service in the MAINSTREETER. It was unusual for long distance trains to operate parlor cars. In the case of the MAINSTREETER the Parlor car space was sold for daytime travel in Montana, and North Dakota. During the evening hours the parlor seating was opened up as additional lounge space. The parlor seating rarely sold on these trains and eventually the parlor was treated as additional lounge space during the day and evening. These cars only operated between Seattle and St. Paul as the MAINSTREETER through cars were combined with the CB&Q BLACKHAWK between St. Paul and Chicago. The MAINSTREETER dining and Parlor Buffet Lounge cars only operated between St. Paul and Seattle. Between November 1962 and March 1963 all five cars were rebuilt to 48-seat leg-rest coaches and renumbered 581-585.

32-SEAT LOUNGE BUFFET 14-SEAT PARLOR CARS “HOLIDAY LOUNGE” Pullman Standard July 1956 (Built for and assigned to MAINSTREETER)

487 – 491

The NP NORTH COAST LIMITED received new Budd built 40-seat dining cars in December 1957 – January 1958. These cars were expandable to 48 seats during the busy peak travel periods by utilizing the booth seating at each end of the dining seating. During off peak travel periods the booths were used for cocktails and waiting areas for the dining area. These were the last new dining cars built in the United States until Amtrak built dining cars in the 1970’s.

48-SEAT DINING CARS Budd Company December 1957 – January 1958 (Built for and assigned to NORTH COAST LIMITED)

NP

459 – 463

CB&Q

458

At the end of 1966 and into the beginning of 1967 the NP retired the Sleeper lounge observations from NORTH COAST LIMITED service, this left the trains with no separate lounge facilities for first class passengers. There have been many reasons offered as to why the NP retired these classic observation cars, one was that it made the addition and deletion of the Portland cars easier at Pasco and also cut down the switching at St Paul, but the truth was these cars sleeping accommodation was dated not having a separate bathroom annex. The NP found it more difficult to sell the space in these cars except during peak travel periods. Also sleeping passengers did not enjoy the switching of cars at Pasco westbound or westbound at St. Paul. In any event the cars were retired and sold privately, several survive in private ownership as this is written in 2002.
It didn’t take the Pullman passengers long to let the NP know they were unhappy about this turn of events. In order to appease these first class passengers the NP remodeled six of their Vista Dome sleeping cars that had been delivered in 1954 into “Lounge in the Sky” cars. The NP placed six tables in the dome each seating four facing one another. Since the original dome seating had been for 24 this never reduced the seating. A Buffet replaced two of the duplex single rooms beneath the dome. Apparently the Lounge car attendants in these cars suffered from no lack of exercise, having to climb the two stairs from beneath the dome to the cars main level and the five stairs from the main level of the dome just to look after their passenger orders. The five cars rebuilt were renumbered 375-379 and CB&Q 380, they were originally numbered 307, 308, 311, 312, and 314, and CB&Q 304 respectively. The cars built as 24-seat Vista Dome 4-roomettes, 4-double bedroom with 4 duplex single rooms beneath the dome. As reconstructed to Lounge in the sky Vista dome sleeping cars they featured the new dome seating at tables, 4- Double Bedrooms, and two Duplex single rooms beneath the dome with a buffet occupying the space formerly occupied by the other two duplex single rooms. These cars pleased the first class clientele as know more complaints were received at NP headquarters.
All cars passed to BN ownership after the merger in 1970 and all of the domes went on to many years of service in Amtrak trains.

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Posted by siberianmo on Wednesday, July 5, 2006 4:42 PM
G'day!

An oldie from the NP . . . . .


NP at Bozeman Pass (1939) (public domain)


Later! [tup]

Tom[4:-)] [oX)]
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Posted by siberianmo on Wednesday, July 5, 2006 7:19 PM
G'day!

The finale on this topic . . . .

NP Poster


Later! [tup]

Tom[4:-)] [oX)]
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Posted by passengerfan on Wednesday, July 5, 2006 9:15 PM
NORTHERN
PACIFIC
Streamlined Head End Cars
by Al

The name train of the Northern Pacific Railway was the NORTH COAST LIMITED and it would be September of 1948 before this train would become fully streamlined with six sets of equipment between Chicago and Seattle – Portland. Each consist of the NORTH COAST LIMITED operated with a pair of Head End cars a Water Baggage and a 30’ Railway Post Office 22 Crew Dormitory Car.
The Water – Baggage Cars were unique to the Northern Pacific as they carried 3,000 gallons of water in tanks at the forward end to supply additional water for the steam generators located in the diesel units. This was especially useful in the bad water district of the western Dakotas and eastern Montana where steam locomotives operated with very large capacity water tanks and even then good water was brought by tank car to the water towers located in this area of the railroad. These six cars NP 400 – 405 were delivered in 1946 – 1947 by Pullman Standard. Since additional water other than that carried by the CB&Q E units in charge of the NORTH COAST LIMITED between there and Chicago the tanks were generally empty for this part of the trip. The 30’ Railway Post Office 22 Crew Dormitory Cars 425 – 430 were delivered over the same time period and operated directly behind the Water Baggage Cars in the NORTH COAST LIMITED consists.

3,000 GALLON WATER BAGGAGE CARS Pullman Standard October 1946 – July 1947 (Built for and assigned to NORTH COAST LIMITED)

400 – 405

30’ RAILWAY POST OFFICE 22 CREW DORMITORY CARS Pullman Standard October 1946 – July 1947 (Built for and assigned to NORTH COAST LIMITED)

425 – 430

In April – May 1956 Pullman Standard delivered ten lightweight streamlined Baggage Cars to the NP numbers 200 – 209. An additional ten arrived from Pullman Standard numbered 210 – 219 in August – September 1957. In June – July 1958 Pullman Standard delivered ten more numbers 220 – 229.

BAGGAGE CARS Pullman Standard April – May 1956 (Built for and assigned to General Service

200 – 209

BAGGAGE CARS Pullman Standard August – September 1956 (Built for and assigned to General Service)

210 – 219

BAGGAGE CARS Pullman Standard June – July 1958 (Built for and assigned to General service)

220 – 229

During the Seattle Worlds Fair in 1962 the NP suffered two accidents with NORTH COAST LIMITED trains in each incident damage was severe to Water Baggage cars and the NP was forced to stop for additional water along the way with these two consists. The NP placed tank cars of water at certain station stops to refill the small water tanks the diesels were equipped with until the two NORTH COAST LIMITED Water Baggage cars were returned to service. Beginning in October, 1962 the NP rebuilt two standard streamlined Baggage Cars 208 and 209 into Water Baggage Cars by adding three thousand gallon water tanks at one end and equipping the cars with the transfer lines to the diesel units ahead. After conversion to Water Baggage Cars the cars were numbered 406 and 407 respectively.
In December 1963 Pullman Standard delivered ten additional Baggage Cars to the Northern Pacific numbers 230 – 239.
One final lot of ten streamlined Baggage Cars came from St. Louis Car in November – December 1965 numbers 250 – 259. All of these cars like the previous Baggage Cars were assigned to General service.

BAGGAGE CARS Pullman Standard December 1963 (Built for and assigned to General Service)

230 – 239

BAGGAGE CARS St. Louis Car Company November – December 1965 (Built for and assigned to General Service)

250 – 259

In October and November 1965 the NP shops converted two additional Baggage Cars 210 and 218 into Water Baggage Cars 408 and 409.
A year later in September 1966 Baggage Car 211 was rebuilt to Water Baggage car 410 and in March 1967 one final baggage car 222 was rebuilt to a water Baggage Car and numbered 222. By this time the NP NORTH COAST LIMITED and MAINSTREETER were both equipped with Water Baggage Cars between St. Paul and Seattle and in the case of the NORTH COAST LIMITED the cars actually operated Seattle - Chicago.

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Posted by siberianmo on Thursday, July 6, 2006 7:24 AM
ENCORE! ENCORE! ENCORE! ENCORE!

PASSENGER TRAIN NOSTALGIA #13

Here’s something to enjoy regarding the Louisville and Nashville (L&N) from an advertisement in Classic American Trains



The NEW Crescent
A GRAND NEW TRAIN WITH A GRAND OLD NAME


In Daily Service between New Orleans, Atlanta, Washington and New York


Recommend and Sell the Year’s Finest Travel Package

STREAMLINED, STAINLESS STEEL CARS
The Crescent is new from end to end. It’s the last word in streamliners. all cars are constructed of stainless steel and offer latest comfort and safety features.

ALL-PRIVATE-ROOM SLEEPERS
A selection of five different type private rooms – new 3-bed master room with shower and individual radio, drawing room, bedroom en suite, bedroom, and roomette. Each offers private lavatory, clothes closet, ice water and individually controlled lighting, heating and air conditioning.

LOUNGE AND OBSERVATION CARS
The finest atmosphere is found in the mid-train club lounge and the luxurious observation car. Comfortable chairs, music and convenient game or writing tables offer a “club on wheels” for rest and relaxation.

NOTHING FINER IN DINERS
The Crescent diners serve Southern cooking at is best. Every service to make every meal a travel treat has been provided – even to telephone communication between sleeping cars and diners.

COACH SERVICE
De luxe coaches with individual reclining seats are operated between New Orleans and Atlanta with connecting service beyond.

LOUISVILLE AND NASHVILLE RAILROAD


Enjoy! [tup]

Tom[4:-)][oX)]


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Posted by passengerfan on Thursday, July 6, 2006 7:54 AM
LOUISVILLE
&
NASHVILLE

NASHVILLE
CHATTANOOGA
&
ST. LOUIS
Streamlined Sleeping Cars
By Al

The L&N received their first five lightweight streamlined sleeping cars in October 1949 from Pullman Standard. Three of these cars were delivered with smooth sides and painted in PRR Tuscan Red 3410 GREEN RIVER, 3411 KENTUCKY RIVER, and 3412 BARREN RIVER. These three 10 Roomette 6 Double Bedroom Sleeping cars were the L&N railways contribution to through New York to Louisville, Nashville and Memphis service. The PRR contributed six 10-Roomette 6 Double Bedroom Sleeping cars to this service. Westbound the three cars traveled in the PRR CINCINNATI LIMITED from New York to Cincinnati where the three sleeping cars were handed off to the L&N. L&N train #99 forwarded the three sleeping cars beyond. Train #99 dropped the Louisville Sleeping car first then dropped the second sleeping car at Bowling Green where it was picked up by train #199 and forwarded to Memphis. The third sleeping car continued in train #99 to Nashville. Eastbound the two sleeping cars originating in Nashville and Louisville traveled in train #8 to Cincinnati. At Cincinnati the cars were transferred to the eastbound PRR CINCINNATI LIMITED. The third sleeping car returning from Memphis took a rather different return route to New York. The car traveled on the rear of L&N train #104 between Memphis and Bowling Green where it was set out and picked up by L&N train #4 AZALEAN to Cincinnati. From Cincinnati the car traveled to Pittsburgh in PRR train #204 where it was once again set out. It completed the trip from Pittsburgh to New York City in the PRR IRON CITY EXPRESS.
The other two 10-6 Sleeping cars delivered at the same time to the L&N were built to the same Plan and Lot numbers and the only difference was externally as these two cars were sheathed in fluted stainless steel panels. These two cars were assigned to the Southern Railway CRESCENT LIMITED between New York and New Orleans. These two cars were 3400 MOBILE RIVER and 3401 PEARL RIVER.

10 ROOMETTE 6 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS Pullman Standard October 1949 Plan: 4140 Lot: 6814 (Built for and assigned to CINCINNATI LIMITED - CRESCENT LIMITED)

PRR-L&N

3410 GREEN RIVER

3411 KENTUCKY RIVER

3412 BARREN RIVER

SOUTHERN - L&N

3400 MOBILE RIVER

3401 PEARL RIVER

The L&N owned two additional sleeping cars built for the Southern CRESCENT these were actually 5 Double Bedroom Buffet 25 Seat High Windowed Lounge Observations 3300 ROYAL CANAL and 3301 ROYAL STREET.

5 DOUBLE BEDROOM BUFFET 25 SEAT HIGH WINDOWED LOUNGE OBSERVATION Pullman Standard February - March 1950 Plan: 4162 Lot: 6814 (Built for and assigned to CRESCENT LIMITED)

3300 ROYAL CANAL

3301 ROYAL STREET

The L&N along with the C&EI and NC&STL purchased a group of twenty-nine 6 Section 6 Roomette 4 Double Bedroom Sleeping cars that were delivered by Pullman Standard in the spring of 1953. These cars were built with the Bedrooms located in the center of the car giving the more expensive accommodation the quieter ride. Bedrooms A-B and C-D could be opened ensuite. Each Bedroom had a private bathroom annex and the sinks did not fold into the wall. These cars were assigned PINE series names. The cars were assigned to three trains initially the HUMMING BIRD, GEORGIAN, and PAN-AMERICAN.
The HUMMING BIRD was a St. Louis-Chicago- Cincinnati to New Orleans train. The HUMMING BIRD was assigned PINE series sleeping cars between Chicago - New Orleans, Chicago - Birmingham, St. Louis - Montgomery, Cincinnati - New Orleans and Cincinnati - Memphis.
The GEORGIAN was a St. Louis - Chicago to Atlanta overnight train. The GEORGIAN was assigned PINE series sleeping cars operating between St. Louis - Atlanta and Chicago - Atlanta.
The third train initially assigned PINE series sleeping cars was the PAN-AMERICAN a Cincinnati - New Orleans train. The PAN-AMERICAN carried a Pittsburgh - New Orleans sleeper, two or three Cincinnati - New Orleans sleeping cars depending on the season. A single Birmingham - Mobile sleeping car completed the sleeping car section of the PAN-AMERICAN. Since the GEORGIAN operated over the NC&STL, L&N and C&EI they all three contributed sleeping cars to this train. The HUMMING BIRD operated over the L&N and C&EI so sleeping cars were provided by both for this train. The PAN-AMERICAN was an L&N operation so they were the only railroad contributing cars to these train sets.
Later the cars found there way into the GULF WIND between New Orleans and Jacksonville.

6 SECTION 6 ROOMETTE 4 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS Pullman Standard March - April 1953 Plan: 4183 Lot: 6909 (Built for and assigned to HUMMING BIRD GEORGIANS PAN-AMERICAN GULF WIND)
L&N

3450 ALABAMA PINE

3451 CURLY PINE

3452 DEEP WOODS PINE

3453 GREEN PINE

3454 HOLIDAY PINE

3455 KENTUCKY PINE

3456 LIGHT PINE

3457 LONESOM PINE

3458 LONG LEAF PINE

3459 LOUISIANA PINE

3460 MISSISSIPPI PINE

3461 MOUNTAIN PINE

3462 PLANTATION PINE

3463 ROCKY CREEK PINE

3464 SHORT LEAF PINE

3465 SOUTHERN PINE

3466 TALL PINE

3467 TOWERING PINE

3468 WHISPERING PINE

3469 WHITE PINE

3470 WILD PINE

3471 YELLOW PINE

NC&STL

200 CHICKAMAUGA PINE

201 GEORGIA PINE

202 TENNESSEE PINE

C&EI

900 SLASH PINE

901 PITCH PINE

902 LOBLOLLY PINE

903 POND PINE

Louisville & Nashville 6-4-6 sleeping car 3465 SOUTHERN PINE was renamed 3465 DIXIE PINE in December 1955. This was done to avoid a conflict with new Seaboard Air Line 4 Section 4 Roomette 5 Double Bedroom 1 Compartment sleeping car 51 SOUTHERN PINES delivered in November 1956by Budd.
The L&N were one of five railroads responsible for the operation of the DIXIE FLAGLER later renamed DIXIELAND in its travels between Chicago and Miami. This DIXIELAND (former DIXIE FLAGLER) before the new lightweight streamlined sleeping cars were introduced operated over the C&EI between Chicago and Evansville, L&N between Evansville and Nashville, NC&STL between Nashville and Atlanta, ACL between Atlanta and Jacksonville, and C&EI between Jacksonville and Miami. The operating roads purchased nine 4 Section 4 Roomette 1 Compartment 5 Double Bedroom Sleeping cars for the DIXIELAND. These cars featured the Compartment and Double Bedrooms in the center of the car with the Roomettes at one end the Sections at the other. The new sleeping cars entered service for the 1954-55 winter season.

4 SECTION 4 ROOMETTE 1 COMPARTMENT 5 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS Pullman Standard December 1954 Plan: 4196 Lot: 6949 (Built for and assigned to DIXIELAND)

L&N

3449 FLORIDA TRAVELER

NC&STL

250 FLORIDA SUNSET

251 FLORIDA SURF

C&EI

904 FLORIDA FLOWERS

905 FLORIDA LAKES

ACL

CAMELLIA

GARDENIA

FEC

JAMAICA

SCOTT M. LOFTIN

It was quite surprising to find new streamlined sleeping cars being purchased in 1954 with Sections. The cars were purchased to provide the widest variety in accommodations possible but many roads were finding it more difficult to sell Sections due to there lack of private restroom facilities.
In August 1957 all former NC&STL streamlined sleeping cars were renumbered into the L&N after the merger retaining there original names as follows.

3472 CHICKAMAUGA PINE originally NC&STL 200 CHICKAMAUGA PINE

3473 GEORGIA PINE originally NC&STL 201 GEORGIA PINE

3474 TENNESSEE PINE originally NC&STL 202 TENNESSEE PINE

3447 FLORIDA SUNSET originally NC&STL 250 FLORIDA SUNSET

3448 FLORIDA SURF originally NC&STL 251 FLORIDA SURF

In July, August, and September 1967 the following three 6-6-4 Sleeping cars were designated as Crew Dormitory cars and numbered only 1660-1662. The three cars were 3461 MOUNTAIN PINE, 3462 PLANTATION PINE, and 3466 TALL PINE. These cars as Crew Dormitory cars were assigned to the PAN-AMERICAN between Cincinnati and New Orleans.
The L&N purchased the following C&EI lightweight stream-lined sleeping cars in June 1969 900 SLASH PINE, 901 PITCH PINE, 902 LOBLOLLY PINE, 903 POND PINE, 904 FLORIDA FLOWERS, and 905 FLORIDA LAKES. Five of the six former C&EI sleeping cars were retired in August 1969 and the sixth was retired in July 1970.

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Posted by siberianmo on Thursday, July 6, 2006 11:54 AM
G'day!

A historical Pix - undated . . .

L&N Union Station, Louisville, KY (Public Domain)


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Posted by passengerfan on Thursday, July 6, 2006 12:46 PM
LOUISVILLE
&
NASHVILLE
(L&N)
Streamlined Dining & Lounge Cars
By Al

The L&N inaugurated four new 7-car coach streamliners November 17, 1946. Two operated as the HUMMING BIRD between Cincinnati and New Orleans daily in each direction. The other two train sets operated as the GEORGIAN between St. Louis and Atlanta daily in each direction. Each Blue and Anodized Aluminum streamliner was identical and powered by an EMD E7A unit up front. Those cars assigned to the two HUMMING BIRD consists were lettered for the L&N only. Those operated in GEORGIAN service were lettered for both the L&N and NC&STL.
HUMMING BIRD
Consist 1

3100 48-seat Coach 10-seat Lounge

3200 60-seat Coach

3201 60-seat Coach

2796 FIESTA INN 48-seat Dining car

3202 60-seat Coach

3203 60-seat Coach

3000 CHURCHILL DOWNS 24-seat
Tavern Lounge Bar 28-seat
Lounge car

Consist 2
3101 48-seat Coach 10- seat Lounge

3204 60-seat Coach

3205 60-seat Coach

2797 BOUQUET INN 48-seat Dining
Car

3206 60-seat Coach

3207 60-seat Coach

3001 CARNIVAL CLUB 24-seat Tavern
Lounge Bar 28-seat Lounge car

GEORGIAN
Consist 1

3102 48-seat Coach 10-seat Lounge

3208 60-seat Coach

3209 60-seat Coach

2798 DIXIANA INN 48-seat Dining Car

3210 60-seat Coach

3211 60-seat Coach

3002 BELLE MEADE 24-seat Tavern
Lounge Bar 28-seat Lounge Car

Consist 2

3103 48-seat Coach 10-seat Lounge

3212 60-seat Coach

3213 60-seat Coach

2799 DUNCAN HINES 48-seat Dining
Car

3214 60-seat Coach

3215 60-seat Coach

3003 ARISTOCRAT 24-seat Tavern
Lounge Bar 28-seat Lounge Car

48-SEAT DINING CARS American Car & Foundry November 1946 (Built for and assigned to HUMMING BIRD and GEORGIAN)

2796 FIESTA INN

2797 BANQUET INN

2798 DIXIANA INN

2799 DUNCAN HINES

24-SEAT TAVERN LOUNGE BAR 28-SEAT LOUNGE CARS American Car & Foundry November 1946 (Built for and assigned to HUMMING BIRD and GEORGIAN)

3000 CHURCHILL DOWNS

3001 CARNIVAL CLUB

3002 BELLE MEADE

3003 ARISTOCRAT

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Posted by siberianmo on Thursday, July 6, 2006 2:57 PM
G'day!

Something from the past . . . .

L&N Alco FA #367 (foto: Wiley H. Sullivan collection)


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Posted by passengerfan on Thursday, July 6, 2006 4:48 PM
LOUISVILLE
&
NASHVILLE

NASHVILLE
CHATTANOOGA
&
ST. LOUIS
Streamlined Head End Cars
by Al

The first streamlined head end car to appear on these two roads was the Baggage 30’ Railway Post Office car 1040 of the NC&STL. This car was originally a heavyweight Pullman Parlor car named HAWSTONE. In the opening days of WW II a large number of these cars were sold to Railroads for conversion to Coaches. The NC&STL purchased a number of these cars in June 1941 and converted them to coaches. The HAWSTONE was rebuilt to a 72 seat Coach and numbered 733. In April 1947 six of these 700 series Coaches were streamlined and converted into the six car CITY OF MEMPHIS streamliner operating a round trip service daily between Nashville and Memphis. The 733 was rebuilt to the 1040 at that time becoming the CITY OF MEMPHIS head end car a Baggage 30' Railway Post Office Car.
The L&N purchased no streamlined head end cars for any of there own trains but did purchase four for operation in the Southern Railways CRESCENT operating between New York and New Orleans daily. Since the CRESCENT operated over L&N trackage part of its run into New Orleans they owned several cars in this trains consists. In November – December 1949 the L&N received two Baggage 60’ Railway Post Office cars 1120 and 1121 for CRESCENT service. The two cars operated in the CRESCENT initially between Washington and New Orleans only although some evidence suggests they operated all the way to New York. But not as working RPO cars north of Washington. The other two head end cars owned by the L&N for CRESCENT service were a pair of Baggage 22 Crew Dormitory Cars 1598 and 1599. The 1598 was built by American Car & Foundry and the 1599 was delivered by Pullman Standard both in June 1950.

BAGGAGE 60’ RAILWAY POST OFFICE CARS November – December 1949 (Built for and assigned to CRESCENT)

1120, 1121

BAGGAGE 22 CREW DORMITORY CAR American Car & Foundry June 1950 (Built for and assigned to CRESCENT)

1598

BAGGAGE 22 CREW DORMITORY CAR Pullman Standard June 1950 (Built for and assigned to CRESCENT)

1599

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Posted by siberianmo on Thursday, July 6, 2006 8:24 PM
G'day!

My finale for this day . . . .

L&N EMD E7 #779 (foto: Wiley H. Sullivan collection)


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Posted by passengerfan on Thursday, July 6, 2006 8:40 PM
LOUISVILLE
&
NASHVILLE
/
NASHVILLE
CHATTANOOGA
&
ST LOUIS
Streamlined Coaches
by Al

The L&N/NC&STL first streamlined passenger cars came to these railroads from American Car & Foundry in 1946. Actually there were four seven-car coach streamliners two being lettered and owned by both roads and the other two being wholly owned by the L&N.
The first two train sets to enter service were the GEORGIANS inaugurated November 17, 1946 between St. Louis and Atlanta daily in each direction over the 611-mile route. The new GEORGIANS operated over the L&N between St. Louis and Nashville and the NC&STL between Nashville and Atlanta. The initial schedule called for 12 hours 55 minutes in either direction.
The second pair of streamliners inaugurated on the same November 17, 1946 was the HUMMING BIRDS operating overnight between Cincinnati and New Orleans in 19 hours either direction. This was faster then the L&N railroads heavyweight still posh all Pullman PAN – AMERICAN between the two city pairs.
Both the GEORGIAN and HUMMING BIRD consists were identical. An interesting feature of both new trains was the lack of a Baggage Car as no checked baggage was handled by either train. The first car in each consist was a 48 revenue seat Coach with 10 seat smoking lounge followed by a pair of 60 revenue seat Coaches. Next a 48-seat dining car, two more 60-revenue seat coaches and the last car was a 24 seat Tavern lounge Bar 28 seat Lounge car. The Dining and Tavern Lounge Cars were named as well as numbered. The cars initially assigned to the GEORGIAN train sets are identified by a (G) in parenthesis and those assigned to the HUMMING BIRD train sets are identified by the letter (H) in parenthesis. Power for the new streamliners was a single new EMD E7A unit for each seven-car streamliner. The power and cars assigned to the GEORGIAN were lettered for both the L&N /NC&STL while those assigned to the HUMMING BIRD were lettered for the L&N only.

GEORGIAN CONSISTS

778 EMD E7A 2,000 HP DIESEL PASSENGER CAB UNIT

3102 48-SEATCOACH W/10-SEAT SMOKING LOUNGE

3208 60-SEAT COACH

3209 60-SEAT COACH

2798 DIXIANA INN 48-SEAT DINING CAR

3210 60-SEAT COACH

3211 60-SEAT COACH

3002 BELLE MEADE 24-SEAT TAVERN LOUNGE BAR 28-SEAT LOUNGE CAR

2ND CONSIST

779 EMD E7A 2,000 HP DIESEL PASSENGER CAB UNIT

3103 48-SEAT COACH W/10-SEAT SMOKING LOUNGE

3212 60-SEAT COACH

3213 60-SEAT COACH

2799 DUNCAN HINES 48-SEAT DINING CAR

3214 60-SEAT COACH

3215 60-SEAT COACH

3003 ARISTOCRAT 24-SEAT TAVERN LOUNGE BAR 28-SEAT LOUNGE CAR

HUMMING BIRD CONSISTS

780 EMD E7A 2,000 HP DIESEL PASSENGER CAB UNIT

3100 48-SEAT COACH W/10-SEATSMOKING LOUNGE

3200 60-SEAT COACH

3201 60-SEAT COACH

2796 FIESTA INN 48-SEAT DINING CAR

3202 60-SEAT COACH

3203 60-SEAT COACH

3000 CHURCHILL DOWNS 24-SEAT TAVERN LOUNGE BAR 28-SEAT LOUNGE CAR

2ND CONSIST

781 EMD E7A 2,000 HP DIESEL PASSENGER CAB UNIT

3101 48-SEAT COACH/W 10-SEAT SMOKING LOUNGE

3204 60-SEAT COACH

3205 60 SEAT COACH

2797 BOUQUET INN 48-SEAT DINING CAR

3206 60-SEAT COACH

3207 60-SEAT COACH

3001 CARNIVAL CLUB 24-SEAT TAVERN LOUNGE BAR 28-SEAT LOUNGE CAR


48 REVENUE SEAT COACHES WITH 10 SEAT SMOKING LOUNGE American Car & Foundry September – November 1946 (Built for and assigned to GEORGIAN and HUMMING BIRD)

3100(H)

3101(H)

3102(G)

3103(G)

60 REVENUE SEAT COACHES American Car & Foundry September – November 1946 (Built for and assigned to GEORGIAN and HUMMING BIRD

3200(H) - 3207(H)

3208(G) – 3215(G)

48 SEAT DINING CARS American Car & Foundry September – November 1946 (Built for and assigned to GEORGIAN and HUMMING BIRD)


2796 FIESTA INN (H)

2797 BANQUET INN (H)

2798 DIXIANA INN (G)

2799 DUNCAN HINES (G)

24 SEAT TAVERN LOUNGE BAR 28 SEAT LOUNGE CARS American Car & Foundry September – November 1946 (Built for and assigned to GEORGIAN and HUMMING BIRD)

3000 CHURCHILL DOWNS (H)

3001 CARNIVAL CLUB (H)

3002 BELLE MEADE (G)

3003 ARISTOCRAT (G)

The next streamlined train to enter service on the L&N NC&STL was a NC&STL train named the CITY OF MEMPHIS. The CITY OF MEMPHIS was a six-car streamliner rebuilt from heavyweight cars by the NC&STL Nashville shops. The shops also streamlined a matching Pacific Locomotive for the new train. The CITY OF MEMPHIS operated on a fast five-hour schedule between Nashville and Memphis in each direction. New postwar streamlined steam powered trains were rare as the diesel was becoming the prominent power for the new streamlined trains, only the N&W and NC&STL favored streamlined steam. The cars selected for rebuilding and streamlining were originally Pullman heavyweight Parlor Cars purchased by the NC&STL in 1941 and converted to heavyweight coaches at that time. The first car in the consist was a Baggage 30’ Railway Post Office Car followed by a 44 revenue seat Coach with a 18 seat Dinette Lounge. Next were a pair of 56 revenue seat Coaches trailed by a 48 seat Dining Bar Lounge Car and the last car was a 48 seat Coach 21 seat Lounge Observation car. The CITY OF MEMPHIS was inaugurated May 17, 1947 over the 239-mile route in each direction. The Pacific streamlined to pull the CITY OF MEMPHIS was the 535.

535 STREAMLINED K-2d 4-6-2 PACIFIC LOCOMOTIVE & TENDER

1040 BAGGAGE 30’RAILWAY POST OFFICE CAR

1100 44-SEAT COACH W/18-SEAT DINETTE LOUNGE CAR

1101 56-SEAT COACH

1102 56-SEAT COACH

1200 48-SEAT DINING BAR LOUNGE CAR

1103 48-SEAT COACH 21-SEAT LOUNGE OBSERVATION

BAGGAGE 30’ RAILWAY POST OFFICE CAR NC&STL Nashville Shops April 1947 (Rebuilt and streamlined for assignment to the CITY OF MEMPHIS)

1040 ex NC&STL 733 originally Pullman HAWSTONE

44 REVENUE SEAT COACH 18 SEAT DINETTE LOUNGE CAR NC&STL Nashville Shops April 1947 (Rebuilt and streamlined for assignment to the CITY OF MEMPHIS)

1100 ex NC&STL 731 originally Pullman LOUDONVILLE

56 REVENUE SEAT COACHES NC&STL Nashville Shops April 1947 (Rebuilt and streamlined for assignment to the CITY OF MEMPHIS)

1101 ex NC&STL 732 originally Pullman KEWANNA

1102 ex NC&STL 735 originally Pullman LILLY

48 SEAT DINING BAR LOUNGE CAR NC&STL Nashville Shops April 1947 (Rebuilt and streamlined for assignment to the CITY OF MEMPHIS)

1200 ex NC&STL 730 originally Pullman WALLACETON

48 SEAT COACH 21 SEAT LOUNGE OBSERVATION NC&STL Nashville Shops April 1947 (Rebuilt and streamlined for assignment to CITY OF MEMPHIS)


1103 ex NC&STL 734 originally Pullman GREENCASTLE

The L&N was one of the operating partners in the Southern Railways CRESCENT and when that train received streamlined equipment in 1949-50 twelve of the cars were L&N owned. Among the L&N owned cars was three Coaches two 52-revenue seat cars 3250 and 3251 and one 58-revenue seat car 3252 all delivered by Budd in October 1949. The streamlined CRESCENT was an all-Pullman operation between New York and Atlanta initially and only operated between Atlanta and New Orleans with coaches in its consists.

52 REVENUE SEAT COACHES Budd Company October 1949 (Built for and assigned to CRESCENT)

3250 3251

58 REVENUE SEAT COACH Budd Company October 1949 (Built for and assigned to CRESCENT)

3252

Needing additional Coach capacity in the CITY OF MEMPHIS the NC&STL shopped the 44 seat Coach 18 seat Dinette car 1100 in March 1951 and remodeled it to a straight 56 revenue seat coach like the others. This work was done in the NC&STL Nashville shops and was completed in less than a week.
Additional new coaches were purchased by the L&N and delivered in the fall of 1955 from American Car & Foundry for service in the HUMMING BIRD and GEORGIAN trains. These thirteen cars represented the last new cars purchased by the L&N.

60 REVENUE SEAT COACHES American Car & Foundry September – October 1955 (Built for and assigned to GEORGIAN and HUMMING BIRD)

3253 – 3265

The L&N shops became famous for taking older heavyweight cars and installing large windows in new welded sides and installing all new interiors. The cars were equipped with folding steps in the vestibules and mechanical air conditioners were installed beneath the car floors. The cars retained their clerestory roofs so were never considered streamlined for this reason. Actually the work performed on these cars was exceptionally fine showing the craftsmanship performed by the L&N shop personnel.
In June 1969 the L&N purchased the C&EI and became the owner of the following Coach type cars from the C&EI.

54 REVENUE SEAT COACHES WITH 10 SEAT SMOKING LOUNGE Pullman Standard July 1946 (Built for PERE MARQUETTE sold by C&O to C&EI in 1950 sold to L&N in June 1969 never renumbered by L&N retired August 1969 scrapped)

C&EI 467 ex C&O 30 originally Pere Marquette 30

C&EI 470 ex C&O 33 originally Pere Marquette 33

56 REVENUE SEAT COACH OBSERVATIONS WITH 10 SEAT SMOKING LOUNGES
Pullman Standard July 1946 (Built for Pere Marquette sold by C&O to C&EI in 1950 sold to L&N in June 1969 never renumbered into L&N retired August, 1969 scrapped)

C&EI 472 ex C&O 21 originally Pere Marquette 21

C&EI 474 ex C&O 23 originally Pere Marquette 23

58 REVENUE SEAT COACHES Budd Company August 1953 (Purchased and assigned to General Service)

3232 originally C&EI 475

3242 originally C&EI 478

3243 originally C&EI 481

3245 originally C&EI 482

54 REVENUE SEAT COACHES WITH FOOD BARS Budd Company August 1953 (Purchased and remodeled from 58 revenue seat Coaches by L&N shops assigned to General Service)

3240 originally C&EI 476

3241 originally C&EI 477

3244 originally C&EI 484

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Posted by siberianmo on Friday, July 7, 2006 9:20 AM
ENCORE! ENCORE! ENCORE! ENCORE!


PASSENGER TRAIN NOSTALGIA #14

Here’s something to enjoy regarding the Budd Company and the Wabash from an advertisement (early 1950s) found in one of my scrap books.


New Blue Bird On The Wabash

This is the Wabash Railroad’s new Budd-built, all-stainless steel Blue Bird, on its winging flight between St. Louis and Chicago. The Blue Bird will make the round trip daily between these two great terminal cities, adding to the completeness of Wabash service and presenting to its passengers comfort and luxury in rail travel previously unknown.

For the Blue Bird is the latest in the roster of distinguished name trains which Budd has created for the modernization of American railroads. Four of its cars are Vista-Domes, giving passengers an unobstructed view of the rolling prairies, picturesque bluffs and river scenery along the way.

Like all Budd-designed, Budd-built equipment, this train illustrates a principle – that better products are made of ideas as well as steel. This was true of the all-steel automobile body which Budd originated and which has made Budd the largest independent builder of body components in the world. It was true of the steel wheel which Budd developed to take the place of wood. It has been demonstrated in the Budd Disc Brake, and in stainless steel highway trailers.

In the railroad field, Budd ideas were revolutionary. Ideas that attract passengers by making rail travel more inviting. Ideas that permit faster schedules and yield substantial operating economies. It was Budd vision which led to the whole concept of the modern, stainless steel light weight streamliner. And Budd today is the only car builder who employs the superior strength of stainless steel to achieve lightweight construction with safety.

The Budd Co., Philadelphia, Detroit

Budd


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Posted by BudKarr on Friday, July 7, 2006 11:20 AM
Good Morning Captain Tom

I see this thread is still up . . . appears to be an "outlet" for Twenty Fingers! <grin>

My humble submission for this day . . .


Wabash 1887 time table



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Posted by artpeterson on Friday, July 7, 2006 11:55 AM
Hi all -

To keep the Wabash coverage rolling, here's a train at Lake Decatur on June 1, 1952. The original photo was by George Krambles.




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Posted by passengerfan on Friday, July 7, 2006 1:35 PM
WABASH
Streamlined sleeping Cars
by Al

The Wabash owned a total of twelve lightweight stream-lined sleeping cars. Ten were 12 Roomette 4 Double Bedroom Sleeping cars with four painted UP streamliner colors, they were assigned to the CITY OF ST. LOUIS between St. Louis and Los Angeles and carried WESTERN prefix names. These WESTERN prefix cars were delivered in February 1950 by American Car & Foundry along with six BLUE prefix names cars of the same type painted in Blue and White for service in Wabash overnight trains between Chicago and St. Louis and St. Louis and Detroit trains. Two BLUE prefix cars were assigned one per consist to the overnight Detroit - St. Louis trains and two per consist were assigned to the overnight Chicago - St. Louis trains.

12 ROOMETTE 4 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS American Car & Foundry February 1950 Plan: 9004 Lot: 3074 (Built for and assigned to Wabash overnight trains and CITY OF ST. LOUIS)
Waba***rains

BLUE BOY

BLUE CLOUD

BLUE GAZELLE

BLUE HORIZON

BLUE KNIGHT

BLUE SKIES

CITY OF ST. LOUIS

WESTERN LAKE

WESTERN SCENE

WESTERN SUNSET

WESTERN VIEW

In August 1951 ownership of Wabash WESTERN SCENE was transferred to the Union Pacific.
Three 6 Section 6 Roomette 4 Double Bedroom Sleeping cars were delivered to the Wabash between November 1955 and February 1956 for assignment to the CITY OF ST. LOUIS pool of cars. These cars were assigned NATIONAL prefix names and the Bedrooms were located mid-car between the trucks, Sections were located at one end and Roomettes at the other end.

6 SECTION 6 ROOMETTE 4 DOUBLE BEDROOM SLEEPING CARS Pullman Standard November 1955 - February 1956 Plan: 4197 Lot: 6957 (Built for and assigned to CITY OF ST. LOUIS)

NATIONAL COLORS

NATIONAL HOMES

NATIONAL UNITY

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Posted by siberianmo on Friday, July 7, 2006 3:48 PM
G'day!

Something to supplement the advertisement Posted above . . . .

Wabash Bluebird (from: Wabash Historical Society - foto credit: Wabash RR photos)


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Posted by passengerfan on Friday, July 7, 2006 5:55 PM
WABASH
(WAB)
Streamlined Dining & Lounge Cars
by Al

The Wabash received their first streamliner in October 1947 a seven-car train for service between St. Louis and Kansas City round trip daily. The CITY OF KANSAS CITY streamliner was powered by an EMD E-7A unit ample power for the seven cars that entered service November 26, 1947. American Car & Foundry at their St. Charles, Missouri plant built the seven cars.
Two of the new cars featured dining and lounge space. The fifth car in the train consist was a 28-seat coach 10-seat lunch counter 32-seat Coach numbered 1525. The sixth car number 50 was a 40-seat dining car with a 14-seat lounge.

28-SEAT COACH 10-SEAT LUNCH COUNTER 32-SEAT COACH American Car & Foundry October 1947 (Built for and assigned to CITY OF KANSAS CITY)

1525

40-SEAT DINING 14-SEAT LOUNGE CAR American Car & Foundry October 1947 (Built for and assigned to CITY OF KANSAS CITY)

50

A six-car streamliner entered Wabash service February 26, 1950 between St. Louis and Chicago powered by an EMD E-8A. Budd built the new train and four of the six cars were dome cars. The only two flat-topped cars are the two we are concerned with here.
The first car in the new BLUE BIRD train was a Baggage 9-seat Lunch Counter 23-seat Cocktail Lounge car number 650.
The fifth car in the BLUE BIRD consist was a 40-seat dining 12-seat lounge car number 51.

BAGGAGE 9-SEAT LUNCH COUNTER 23-SEAT COCKTAIL LOUNGE CAR Budd Company February 1950 (Built for and assigned to BLUE BIRD)

650

40-SEAT DINING 12-SEAT LOUNGE CAR Budd Company February 1950 (Built for and assigned to BLUE BIRD)

51

In July 1952 the Wabash received a Pullman Standard built dome parlor car 1602. This car was added to the BLUE BIRD and featured eleven seat Dining room beneath the dome named the Blue Bird Room; this dining lounge area was served from the dining car ahead. This car operated to the rear of the dining-lounge car 51, ahead of the dome parlor observation 1601. The car was interesting as it was a one of a kind with the Blue Bird Room beneath the dome and parlor seating ahead of and behind the special dining room on the cars main level. The car also had a 5-seat Parlor Drawing Room and 21 parlor seats. In the dome were the usual 24 seats.

5-SEAT PARLOR DRAWING ROOM 21-SEAT PARLOR 11-SEAT BLUE BIRD LOUNGE 24-SEAT DOME CAR Pullman Standard July 1952 Plan: 7551B Lot: 6904 (Built for and assigned to BLUE BIRD)

1602

In August 1957 the Wabash purchased two Café – Lounge cars used from the B&M their 70 BALD EAGLE and 71 HERMIT THRUSH. Originally built for the B&M in August – September 1947 for their PINE TREE, FLYING YANKEE and KENNEBEC. These cars featured 24-seat Café and 18-seat Lounges. The Wabash after repainting numbered the cars 1570 and 1571 and assigned the cars to trains 2-3 the overnight DETROIT LIMITED and ST. LOUIS LIMITED.

TTFN Al

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