Passenger Equipment

“Glacier” Heavy Weight Sleeper

Glacier

 

Model: Heavy Weight Sleeper
Builder: Pullman
Build Date: 13 May 1924
Specifications: 12S – 1 DR, Lot #4763, Plan #3410
Road Numbers: Southern #2470

This 12 section /1 drawing room car was built by Pullman in 1924. It was sold to the Southern Railroad on December 31, 1948 and was used in regular passenger service until March 8, 1965.  The car was finally retired to New Orleans and is currently scheduled for future restoration.

Floor Plans –  Pullman Digital Collection  (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois ( CARLI ))


“Glen Pond” Heavy Weight Sleeper

 

Model: Heavy Weight Sleeper
Builder: Pullman
Build Date: 8 Oct 1928
Specifications: Lot #6182; Plan #3523L;  6C-3DR
Road Numbers:

This 6 compartment/3 drawing-room car was built by Pullman in 1928. It was operated by the Southern Railroad until 1967 when it was acquired by a private owner. The car was finally retired to New Orleans in the late 80′s and is currently scheduled for future restoration.

“Glen Pond” at the 1964 Army-Navy Game (bcoolidge.com)

 

 

 

 

 


NYC Bag Dorm

NYC Bag Dorm
NYC Bag Dorm

 

 

 


Model: Baggage / Dorm
Builder: Budd
Build Date: 1947
Specifications:  2175 / 2195
Road Numbers: NYC 8975, MofW X27025

This Baggage / Crew Dormitory car was used on the New York Central from 1947 until it was retired in 1967.  It was later used in Maintenance-of-Way. 


Discovery Car 

Discovery Car

 

Model: Discovery Car
Builder: National Steel
Build Date: December 1952
Specifications: 
Road Numbers: CN 8079, ex CN 9222, ICG 100415

This former Canadian National Baggage car was built in 1952 and later served as storage car #203 from the Canadian “Discovery” Train.  The Discovery Train was operated by the National Museum of Canada (Ottawa) and traveled throughout Canada in the early ’80s.

In April 1983, Union Pacific purchased the 19 cars of the “Discovery Train” from the Canadian Crown Assets Disposal Corp. In 1990 the Union Pacific sold all but the two power cars (205 and 206) to scrap dealers.  The “Discovery” made its way to New Orleans and is awaiting  

Thanks to the following for their research and information:
Michael Palmieri   |  Don’s Strack – Utahrails.net
David Briggs Passenger Car List  | 
The 1978 – 1980 Canadian Discovery Train -Train de la Découverte


“Sea Island” Coach 

(Scrapped 2014)

Model: Coach
Builder: Pullman
Build Date: 13 Oct 1914
Specifications: 6S-1DR-lounge; Lot #4296 (1930);
16S, Plan #4010(1914)
Road Numbers: Southern #1045, MofW #960421

This car was built by Pullman in 1914 and operated as the Seaboard “Charing Cross.”  In 1930, the car was rebuilt using Plan#4296 and re-named the “Seaboard”  In July 1935, the name was changed to the “Sea Island”

Southern Railway acquired the car in 1955 and operated it as #1045. In 1955 it was converted to a Coach and was later used as a maintenance of way car.