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545

Photo taken July 24, 2002

Wood coach/

smoker

1910? 

4037

545 -

-

-

Montana Western

545

Alder

Gulch

Railroad

Nevada

City, MT

At the

depot

960

Not available

80' 78 Seat heavyweight

coach

1914 by Barney & Smith

     

 

 

 

Inland Empire Railway Historical Society

 

Used for trips between Ione and Metaline Falls, WA Leased to  North Pend Oreille Valley Lions Club

971

Not available

80' 78 Seat heavyweight

coach

1914 by Barney & Smith

     

 

 

 

Inland Empire Railway Historical Society

 

Used for trips between Ione and Metaline Falls, WA Leased to North Pend Oreille Valley Lions Club

973

Photo taken May 1, 2003 by Robert Ulberg

80' 78 Seat heavyweight

coach

19??

4523 

973

re# 1927

 

 

 

 

 

Off St. Helens Rd in North-west Portland, OR

Currently numbered NRE 973

974

Photo taken July 28, 2000

80' 78 Seat heavyweight

coach-

dinette

1914 by Barney & Smith

4524 

974

re# 1927

 

 

 

 

Inland Empire Railway Historical Society

 

Fairgrounds

Spokane, WA

 
1000

Photo courtesy of Walt Grosselfinger

44 Seat streamlined

coach

1953 by

American Car & Foundry as UP 5469

1000 Acquired 6/1969 - -

-

-

To BN (4400) 1970. To NJT 5331 1973 - Converted to 108 seat commuter coach by NJDOT, retired 9/1987. To URHS 331 'Reading' 1991 United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey

Morristown, NJ

 

1001

Photo courtesy of Walt Grosselfinger

44 Seat streamlined

coach

1953 by

American Car & Foundry as UP 5470

1001 Acquired 6/1969 - -

-

-

To BN (4401) 1970. To NJT 5332 1973 - Converted to 108 seat commuter coach by NJDOT, retired 9/1987. To URHS 332 'Lehigh Valley' 1991 United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey

Morristown, NJ

 

1002

Photo courtesy of Walt Grosselfinger

44 Seat streamlined

coach

1953 by

American Car & Foundry as UP 5471

1002 Acquired 6/1969 - -

-

-

To BN (4402) 1970. To NJT 5333 1973 - Converted to 108 seat commuter coach by NJDOT, retired 9/1987. To URHS 333 'Baltimore & Ohio' 1991 United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey

Morristown, NJ

 

1005

Photo courtesy of Walt Grosselfinger

44 Seat streamlined

coach

1953 by

American Car & Foundry as UP 5477

1005 Acquired 6/1969 - -

-

-

To BN (4405) 1970. To NJT 5334 1973 - Converted to 108 seat commuter coach by NJDOT, retired 9/1987.

To URHS 334 'Jersey Central' 

1991

United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey

Morristown, NJ

 

1007

Photo taken May 12, 2004

44 Seat streamlined

coach

1953 by

American Car & Foundry as UP 5487

1007

Acquired 6/1969

- -

-

-

To BN (4407) 1970. To NJT (New Jersey Transit) 5329 1973 - Converted to 108 seat commuter coach by NJDOT (New Jersey Department of Transportation), retired 9/1987. To URHS as #329 'Pennsylvania' 1991 United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey

Rio Grande, NJ

 

1096

Photo taken August 3, 2003

56 Seat streamlined

coach

10/1947

by Pullman

as C&NW

3453, re#

801 1959

1096

Acquired 1963

-

-

-

-

To BN (5632) 1970. Leased to Amtrak for Twin Cities to Duluth 'Arrow-head' service

19??-??. To MTM 19??

Minnesota

Transportation

Museum

 

O&StCV

Railway

Osceola, WI

 

1097

Photo taken August 3, 2003

56 Seat streamlined

coach

2-4/1947

by Pullman

as C&NW

3444, re#

808 1959

1097

Acquired 1963 

-

-

-

-

To BN (5633) 1970. Leased to Amtrak for Twin Cities to Duluth 'Arrow-head' service

19??-??. To MTM 19??

Minnesota

Transportation

Museum

 

O&StCV

Railway

Osceola, WI

 

1115

Photo taken July 22, 2005 by Bob Ulberg

60 Seat streamlined

coach

1950 by American

Car &

Foundry

1115

- -

-

-

To BN (6005) 1970. Re# 968078 (MOW). Re# A-13 and converted to business car. To LSRM as GN 1115 'Liz Prebich'

Lake

Superior

Railroad

Museum

Duluth, MN

 

1116

Photo taken July 22, 2005 by Bob Ulberg

60 Seat streamlined

coach

1950 by American

Car &

Foundry

1116 - -

-

-

To BN (6006) 1970. Re# 968079 (MOW). Re# A-14 and converted to business car. To LSRM as BN A-14

Lake

Superior

Railroad

Museum

 

Duluth, MN

 

1120

Not available

48 Seat streamlined

coach

1946 by

Pullman

Standard

1120

- -

-

-

To BN (4800) 1970. To NJT 5309 1973. To Thunder Mountain 1120

Thunder

Mountain

Line

 

Horseshoe

Bend, ID

Converted

to table car with service

area

1124

Photo taken June 13, 1993 by Darrell Sawyer

48 Seat streamlined

coach

1946 by

Pullman

Standard

1124 - -

-

-

To BN (4804) 1970. To NJT 53?? 1973 - Converted to 108 seat commuter coach by NJDOT, retired 9/1987.

To URHS 3?? 1991. To PRPA as SP&S 1124 'John G. Melonas'

Pacific Rail

Preservation

Association

 

Portland, OR

Restored

in Empire

Builder colors

and

lettered 

for SP&S

1127

Photo taken June 13, 1993 by Darrell Sawyer

48 Seat streamlined

coach

1946 by

Pullman

Standard

1127 - - - - To BN (4806) 1970. To NJT 53?? 1972/73 - Converted to 108 seat commuter coach by NJDOT, retired 9/1987.

To URHS 3?? 1991. To 

PRPA as GN 1127. To

Chico Arts Center 10/2/2001

Chico Arts Center

450 Orange Street, Chico, CA

In use as gallery/ meeting room

1128

Photo taken November 6, 2004 by Robert Ulberg

48 Seat streamlined

coach

1946 by

Pullman

Standard

1128 - - - - To BN (4807) 1970. To Andy's Tukwila Station Restaurant? 19?? To John E.B. Holmstrom 19??

John E.B. Holmstrom

Ocean City, WA Car number uncertain. Details match though.
1130

Photo taken March 15, 2004 by Robert Ulberg

48 Seat streamlined

coach

1946 by

Pullman

Standard

1130 - - - - To BN (4809) 1970. To NJT 53?? 1973 - Converted to 108 seat commuter coach by NJDOT, retired 9/1987.

To URHS 3?? 1991. To PRPA as GN 1130 'Ice Lake'

Pacific Rail

Preservation

Association

 

Tigard, OR

Restored

in Empire

Builder

colors (sold?)

1133

Photo taken August 23, 2005 by Eric Hopp

48 Seat streamlined

coach

 

1946 by

Pullman

Standard

1133 - - - - To BN 1970. To NJT 101, To Kasten Rail Car Services (now ITAC) as KRSX 101.

Illinois

Transit

Assembly

Corp

 

 

Madison, IL In use as storage.
1137

Photo courtesy of Walt Grosselfinger

60 Seat streamlined

coach

1950 by

American Car & Foundry

1137 - -

-

-

To BN (6009) 1970. To NJT 5327 1973 - Converted to 108 seat commuter coach by NJDOT, retired 9/1987.

To URHS 327 'Lackawanna' 1991.

United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey

Morristown, NJ

 
1139

Photo taken May 12, 2004

60 Seat streamlined

coach

1950 by

American Car & Foundry

1139 - -

-

-

To BN (6011) 1970. To NJT 5326 1973 - Converted to 108 seat commuter coach by NJDOT, retired 9/1987.

To URHS 326 'Erie' 1991.

United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey

Rio Grande, NJ

 

1146

 

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Photos taken December 2002 by Eric Hopp

Streamlined coach-diner Please see entry in Preserved Dining Cars section.

1147

Not available

68 Seat

streamlined

coach

1950 by

American Car & Foundry

as Diner-

Parlor-

Obser- vation

1147 'Red River'

1147

Converted to coach 1962 

-

-

-

To BN 6800 1970. To

Amtrak 6800 1972, retired 1977. Sold to private individual

in CA 1977. To PNWC as SP 6800.

Pacific

Northwest

Chapter of the

National Railway

Historical

Society

Tigard, OR

Car is

currently

painted in

Southern

Pacific

Daylight

colors

1209

Photo taken May 10, 2006 by Robert Ulberg

60 Seat streamlined

coach

1951 by

American

Car &

Foundry

1209 - -

-

-

To BN (6012) 1970. Converted to instruct-

ion car BNA-10 'Como' Converted to business

car-diner-lounge BNSF 28 'Mountain View'

BNSF   Received a complete interior refurbishment in 2005
1210

Photo taken June 18, 2003 by Robert Ulberg

60 Seat streamlined

coach

1951 by

American

Car &

Foundry

1210 - -

-

-

To BN (6013) 1970. Converted to instruction car.

Leased to MTM in

the 1980s. To private individual as GN

1210 'Plum Creek'

 

Private individual. Roy, OR  

 1213

Photo taken August 3, 2003

60 Seat streamlined

coach

1951 by

American

Car &

Foundry

1213

-

-

-

-

To BN (6016) 1970, retired 1981. To MTM 1981

Minnesota

Transportation Museum

 

O&StCV

Railway

Osceola, WI

 
1215

Photo taken May 12, 2004 at Lebanon, NJ

48 Seat streamlined

day-night coach

1950 by

Pullman

Standard

1215 - -

-

-

To BN (4816) 1970. To NJT 5313 1973 - Converted to 108 seat commuter coach by NJDOT, retired 9/1987. 

To URHS 313 1991. Sold 2004 to the Minnesota Transportation Museum.

Minnesota

Transportation Museum

 

Jackson St. Roundhouse, St. Paul, MN

 
1216

Photo taken May 12, 2004

48 Seat streamlined

day-night coach

1950 by

Pullman

Standard

1216 - -

-

-

To BN 4817 1970. To NJT 5317 1973 - Converted to 108 seat commuter coach by NJDOT, retired 9/1987. 

To URHS 317 'New York Central' 1991

United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey

Rio Grande, NJ

 

1218

Photo taken August 4, 2003

48 Seat streamlined

day-night coach

1950 by

Pullman

Standard

1218 - -

-

-

To BN (4819) 1970. To NJT 5317 1973 - Converted to 108 seat commuter coach by NJDOT, retired 9/1987. To North Star Rail/ Friends of 261 1991(?) North Star Rail/ Friends of 261

Minneapolis

Jct, MN

 

For sale

1220

Photo taken May 23, 2004 by Robert Ulberg

 

48 Seat streamlined

day-night coach

1951 by

Pullman Standard

1220

CB&Q 1220.

Sold to CB&Q in the 1953 Empire Builder mileage equaliza- tion. 

-

-

-

To BN (4821) 1970. To NJT #?? 1973 - Converted to 108 seat commuter coach by NJDOT, retired 9/1987. To PNWC 1991(?)

Pacific

Northwest

Chapter of the

National

Railway

Historical

Society

Beaverton, OR

Car is

currently

in use as

storage

1223

Photo taken May 12, 2004

48 Seat streamlined

day-night coach

1950 by

Pullman

Standard

1223 - -

-

-

To BN (4824) 1970. To NJT 5319 1973 - Converted to 108 seat commuter coach by NJDOT, retired 9/1987. To URHS 319 1991. Sold 2004 to a Phillipsburg, NJ excursion train group. United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey

Morristown, NJ

Sold to a Phillipsburg, NJ excursion train group.
1224

Photo taken May 12, 2004 at Lebanon, NJ

48 Seat streamlined

day-night coach

1950 by

Pullman

Standard

1224 - -

-

-

To BN (4825) 1970. To NJT 5318 1973 - Converted to 108 seat commuter coach by NJDOT, retired 9/1987. To URHS 318 1991. Sold 2004 to the Minnesota Transportation Museum.

Minnesota

Transportation Museum

 

Jackson St. Roundhouse, St. Paul, MN

 
1226

Photo taken August 4, 2003

48 Seat streamlined day-night

coach

 

1950 by

Pullman Standard

1226 - -

-

-

To BN (4827) 1970. To NJT 5321 1973 -

Converted to 108 seat commuter coach by NJDOT, retired 9/1987. To North Star Rail/  Friends of 261 1991(?)

North Star Rail/ Friends of 261

 

Minneapolis

Jct, MN

For sale

1229

Photo taken May 12, 2004

48 Seat stream-

lined

coach

1950 by

Pullman

Standard

1229 - -

-

-

To BN (4830) 1970. To NJT 5320 1973 -

Converted to 108 seat commuter coach by NJDOT, retired 9/1987. To URHS 320 1991. Sold 2004 to a Phillipsburg, NJ excursion train group.

United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey

Lebanon, NJ

Sold to a Phillipsburg, NJ excursion train group.
1303 Not available

68 Seat streamlined

coach

1946 by

Pullman as 1-2 sleeping- lounge- obser-

vation car

1193 'Kootenai

River'

1193

'Rocky Coulee' Converted

to 6-1-4 sleeping- obser-

vation car 1955 

1303

Rebuilt

as coach

by

Pullman

1967

-

-

To BN (6804) 1970. To Amtrak 6804 1972. To BAR 602 (MOW) 19?? Unknown Unknown

Currently

for sale

via Ozark Mountain

Railcar

1304

Photo by Jim Murray

68 Seat streamlined

coach

12/1950 by

Pullman as 1-2 sleeping- lounge- obser-

vation car

1197 'Priest

River'

1197

'Grand Coulee' Converted

to 6-1-4 sleeping- obser-

vation car 1955 

1304

Rebuilt

as coach

by

Pullman

1968

-

-

To BN (6805) 1970. To Amtrak 6805 1972. To Howard & Peggy Thornton as 'Mistletoe II'. 

Donated to Oklahoma

Railway

Museum.

Oklahoma Railway Museum Oklahoma City, OK  

3261

Not available

2nd Class wood coach

1906 by

Barney &

Smith in

series

260-274

261

(?)

3261

Re# 1908

X791

Conver-

ted to

drovers coach

1926

Retired

1969

-

-

-

Mid-Continent

Railway &

Museum

North

Freedom, WI

 

#??

Photo taken July 18, 2002

69'

Wood coach

Late 1800s

#??

 

 

 

 

 

Washington State

Railroads

Historical

Society

 

Pasco, WA

 

St.P&P 3

Not available

53 Seat wood

coach

1882 by

the New

York

Central

and

Hudson

River Railroad 

St. Paul & Pacific #3

 

 

 

 

Donated 19?? by GN

to the Minnesota Historical Society

Lake

Superior

Railroad

Museum

 

Duluth, MN

Car was restored by GN in 1924 to be displayed together with the William Crooks

X757

Photo taken by Eric Hopp

59' Wood drovers coach/ stock-

man rider

car

1893 by Barney & Smith as a first class coach

St.PM&M 56

145 Re# 2/3/1900

3225

Re# 8/7/

1908

568 Re# 8/30/

1926

X757 4/26/

1930 Retired spring 1961

Bought by Jack

Hoover and put

on display at the Mehmke Steam Museum east of Great Falls 11/1961

Donated to MTM 2001

Minnesota

Transportation

Museum

 

Jackson St.

Roundhouse

St. Paul, MN

 

BN numbers were assigned but often not applied. Cars with BN numbers shown within brackets are not confirmed to have worn that number.

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