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I am indebted to a great many people in the creation of this page. Each either volunteered additional information, or set me straight on some point or another.


Business Cars

#120 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.
Operational. Built by Altoona shops in 1928. PRR's premier business car, assigned to PRR presidents and furnished to US Presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt through John F. Kennedy. Carried body of Senator Robert F. Kennedy from NYC to Washington DC in June 1968 funeral train on Penn Central. Privately owned since 1971; currently owned by Bennett Levin of Philadelphia, PA. Assigned private car accounting number 800241 by Amtrak. Operated rearmost (NYP-CHI) on last westbound run of Broadway Limited over traditional PRR route in 1990. Operated rearmost (CHI-PHL) on "last" eastbound run of Broadway Limited in 1995 (the train was later resurrected). Kept at Juniata Terminal Company facility, just off Amtrak's Northeast Corridor main line, near North Philadelphia.

#7507 Martin W. Clement, Galveston, Tex.
Private business car. Built in 1925 by the Pennsylvania Railroad at its Altoona shops. Used by PRR President M. W. Clement. The car, donated by Clement's son James H. Clement in 1990, is not open to visitors, but the vestibule may be seen through the observation windows. Maroon with gold trim. Galveston Railway Museum.

#3999 ?name, ?, N.J.
PRR business car of 1880s vintage, apparently a converted coach, based on the window style. Interior good, exterior in bad shape. Soon to be moved indoors.

#7504 William Penn, Camp Atterbury Military Museum [Indiana National Guard], Camp Atterbury, Ind.
Private business car of William Wallace Atterbury while president of the PRR. Formerly owned by Mr. H. Frazier, Ruston, La., then property of Juniata Terminal Co. (1985-2000). Camp Atterbury is located halfway between Indianapolis and Columbus on US 31 near I-65 and was named in honor of W. W. Atterbury. [Bennett Levin, MSgt James D. West ]

#7530 Williamsport, Columbus, O.
Builder not known (can anyone supply?). Ohio Railway Museum.

Operational Passenger Cars

#1149, Romney, W. Va.
Lunch counter-tavern lounge. Built by Pullman Standard in 1950. Although ordered by C&O, it was delivered as D&RGW 1292 Eagle Canon. Acquired by PRR in March 1967 and designated PRR 1149, assigned to the Broadway Limited. Owned by Eagle Canon Passenger Car Company, renamed Eagle Canon. Assigned private car accounting number 800079 by Amtrak. Currently assigned to Potomac Eagle dinner/excursion trains on the South Branch Valley RR.
#1155, ?, Md.
Lunch counter - tavern lounge car built by Budd between October 1951 and January 1952 for the Senator trains between New York and Washington. Sold by Penn Central to Bill Quattro and John Owen in 1971. Used in Amtrak and non-Amtrak PV operations. Acquired by Gus Novotny in 1989; used in EnterTrainment Line service on Maryland Midland Railway. Sold in 1996 for use on Western Maryland Scenic Railway. Assigned PV accounting number 800357 by Amtrak.
#4662, Wilmington, Del.
Diesel-electric rail car, in service on Wilmington & Western RR.
#7142, Roger Williams, Conn.
Parlor car, 28 seats / 1 drawing room seating 5. Built 1952 by Budd Co., was in the Senator equipment pool. Became PC 7142 and AMTK 3642. Owned by Railway Entertainment Services, Inc., as a table car with galley (44 seats) and 1 drawing room. Currently named Greenwich Harbor, CNZR 7142. Available for charters on home railroad (Central New England RR) or in N.Y./N.England area. [Bryan Belliveau]
#7503 Harrisburg, Strasburg, Pa.
Heavyweight open platform business (office) car. Built by Pullman in 1914. Owned by Hallowell Dunlap, renamed Francis L. Suter by current owner. Assigned private car accounting number 800383 by Amtrak. Stored on the Strasburg RR.
#8020 Magic Brook, ?Mexicali, Mexico
12 duplex single rooms and 5 double bedrooms. Plan 4066B, Lot 6566. Built by Pullman Standard in June 1939. Assigned to general service on PRR. Currently (11/97) being refurbished for private tour service in Mexico, see picture.
#8400 Alder Falls, Morristown, N.J.
Sleeper-lounge. Six double bedrooms. Built by Pullman Standard in 1949. Operated by Pullman Classic Limited. Assigned private car accounting number 800004 by Amtrak. Stored on the Morristown & Erie Railway. Used in Iron Horse Enterprises excursions.
#8404 Catalpa Falls, ?New Freedom, Pa.
6 double-bedroom buffet-lounge. Plan 4131, Lot 6792. Built by Pullman Standard in 1949. Privately owned by George F. Payne of Maryland. Assigned private car accounting number 800030 by Amtrak. Currently (11/97) leased to Northern Central Railway for use in Liberty Limited dinner train.
#8412 Colonial Crafts, Ca.
Sleeper-lounge. 1 drawing room and 3 double bedrooms. Built by Pullman Standard in 1949. Renumbered PRR 7149 in May 1964 and designated a parlor car with no interior modifications. Owned by Rod & Ellen Fishburn. Assigned private car acounting number 800061 by Amtrak.
#8419 Mountain View, Morristown, N.J.
Sleeper-lounge-observation. 2 master rooms and 1 double bedroom. Built by Pullman Standard in 1949 as tail car for the Broadway Limited. Owned by Pullman Classics Limited. Assigned private car accounting number 800419 by Amtrak. Stored on the Morristown & Erie Railway. Used in Iron Horse Enterprises excursions.
#8422, George Brooke Roberts, Dallas, Tex.
Pullman [Lot 6792, Plan 4134, ordered 1/46, delivered 3/49], Sleeper Buffet Lounge Observation, similar to but differently configured from Tower View, Mountain View, etc. Previously assigned to PRR's "secondary" trains. Owned by John L. Radovich [J. Radovich].
#8449 Silver Rapids, Parkersburg, W.Va.
Sleeper. 10 roomettes & 6 double bedrooms. Built by Budd in 1948. Used in coast-to-coast California Zephyr connecting service until 1957. Owned by Eagle Canon Passenger Car Company. Assigned private car accounting number 800481 by Amtrak.
#????, Dover Harbor, Jessup, Md.
Heavyweight Pullman, 1923, Washington Chapter NRHS. Previously Maple Shade, at one time operated on Broadway Limited and Spirit of St. Louis.
, Greensburg,
Office car.
....., Columbus, O.
Diesel-electric railcar, Ohio Railroad Museum.

Stored Passenger Cars

#...., Strasburg, Pa.
Observation Tower View.
#...., Bellevue, O.
RPO. Formerly sat in Paoli, Pa.
#1929 John Greenleaf Whittier, Columbus, O.
8-section 1-bedroom Pullman. Ohio Railway Museum.
#1928 Times Square, Columbus, O.
All-compartment Pullman. Ohio Railway Museum.
#6062 Juliet, Covington, Ky.
PRR class B70A, Theater Equipment Car. Keystone on door end. Original paint and lettering. Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, interior under restoration.
#6518, Covington, Ky.
PRR class BM70nb, Railway Post Office. Original paint and lettering. Permanant collection, Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, interior on museum tour.

Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati is located at 315 W. Southern Ave., Covington, KY 41015. Mail to P.O. Box 15065. Open weekends, May-October. [Corrections and additions to R.E.C. items thanks to Executive V.P. -- Operations.]

#6510, Columbus, O.
RPO, builder not known (can anyone supply?). Ohio Railway Museum.
#6519, Youngstown, O.
Railway Post Office. Mahoning Valley RR Heritage Assoc.
#8084 Cascade Gardens, Covington, Ky.
Streamlined 10-5 sleeper, Wayner serial PS39-1076-001. Permanent collection, Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, interior on museum tour.
#8086 Cascade Heights, Covington, Ky.
Streamlined 10-5 sleeper, Wayner serial PS40-1117-008. Permanent collection, Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, stored awaiting restoration.
#8451, Strasburg, Pa.
10-6 sleeper, built 1949 by Budd as Scioto Rapids; then PC 4334 Toronto Islands, then AMTK 2798 Little Juniata Rapids. [Aside: PRR had a 10-6 #8343 Juniata Rapids, but never a Little Juniata Rapids.]
#8139 Pine Falls, Industry, N.Y.
Pullman 6-bedroom lounge, Genessee Valley Railroad Museum. Built by Pullman in 1940, plan 4068A, Lot 6612.
#8110 Cascade Trails, Covington, Ky.
Streamlined 10-5 sleeper, Wayner serial PS39-1076-002. Privately owned, stored at Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, awaiting restoration.
#8115 Metropolitan View, ultimately to be in Covington, Ky.
Streamlined sleeper/observation/lounge, Wayner serial PS38-1066-003. In wheel shop en-route to the museum site, requires major restoration repairs.
#8369, E. Los Angeles, Calif.
Pullman 12-4 sleeper. Pacific Railroad Society (near Union Sta.). Previously operated, now stored. In Amtrak paint.
8968 Waltersburg, Covington, Ky.
12-1 heavyweight sleeper. Pullman built 1924, then to PRR 1948, then LIRR 1957(?). Renamed J. Findlay Wilson, then South Shore. Pullman or railroad converted to lounge/kitchen for private LIRR commuter club. Permanent collection, Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, stored awaiting restoration.
#????, Little Creek, Va.
PRR, fmr. Pullman Hazelton, stored. Plan 2410 car, built 1910, assigned to PRR by Pullman. Rebuilt as a tourist 12-1 in 1940. Sold in 1948 to either GM&O or Columbus & Greenville and used in MoW service. Acquired by the Portsmouth Chap. NRHS in the late 1970s. In storage at former PRR Little Creek Yard, Norfolk. Drawing room end of car vestibule has been modified to an open platform with a railing.
#...., Raleigh, N.C.
, 10-3 heavyweight sleeper Villa Real, under restoration. Owned by Herman Page and Al Sauer [Al Sauer] #8139, 6 BR lounge, was the "Pine Falls", built P/S in Sept 1940, plan 4068A, Lot 6612.
#???? Samuel Rea, somewhere in Arizona
In private hands, being restored.
#...., Los Angeles, Calif.
D78c Diner, Traveltown USA, Griffith Park.

Passenger Cars: Other

#4526, Watertown, Mass.
Senator diner, in use as (part of) restaurant.
#...., Wayne, N.J.
Observation Queen Mary, part of restaurant.
#6513, Industry, N.Y.
Baggage/RPO BM70nb, Genessee Valley Railroad Museum. Built by PRR in 1910.


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