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Chicago & North Western “Floyd River”

Chicago & North Western “Floyd River” is an all-steel heavyweight sleeping car. It is designed for long-distance accommodation and features a mixture of private rooms and open seating that was convertible into bunks separated by heavy curtains for nighttime accommodation. It was transferred from Pullman ownership to the Chicago &

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Great Northern “John McLoughlin”

GN Pullman car “John McLoughlin” is an all-steel heavyweight sleeping car. It is designed for long-distance accommodation and features a mixture of private rooms and open seating, known as a section, that was convertible into bunks separated by heavy curtains for nighttime accommodation. FUN FACT: The John McLoughlin this car

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Illinois Central “King Cotton”

IC car “King Cotton” is a streamlined sleeping car. It is designed for long-distance travel between Chicago and New Orleans and features a mixture of private rooms and open seating, known as sections, that could be converted into bunks separated by heavy curtains for nighttime accommodation. Builder: Pullman/Pullman-Standard Year Built:

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Milwaukee Road “Lake City”

Milwaukee Road “Lake City” is an all-steel parlor-observation-sleeping car built for use on that railroad’s network between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest. It features an observation compartment with 180-degree views from the back of the train, a smoking lounge, and “section” seating that  converted overnight into bunks with heavy curtains

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Duluth Missabe & Iron Range 84

Duluth Missabe & Iron Range 84 is an all-steel coach. It was built to carry passengers over the DM&IR system in northeastern Minnesota. It is a “day coach” which denotes its configuration for longer-distance transportation. The car has more comfortable seating than a short-haul commuter coach. After the DM&IR retired

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Chicago Great Western 99

Chicago Great Western 99 is a steel-sheathed, wood-body railroad business car. It was built for use by company officials as a rolling office and meeting space, mobile living quarters, and as a way to travel privately and entertain customers. Its open rear platform is typical of business cars and permitted

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Chicago & North Western 151

C&NW 151 is a bi-level coach/cab car designed for commuter service out of Chicago. It is a “cab car” because there is a cab on the upper level for the engineer from which he can run the train. Car 151 was the very first bi-level cab car ever put into

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Northern Pacific 230

NP 230 is a streamlined baggage car. Cars like this were hauled in passenger trains and were used for carrying passengers’ luggage, express freight, and other less-than-car-load (LCL) shipments. FUN FACT: The two-tone green and while color scheme carried by this car, known by the NP as the “Pine Tree”

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Chicago Burlington & Quincy 481

CB&Q 481 “Savanna” is a streamlined sleeping car. It is designed for long-distance accommodation and features private rooms that can be converted from daytime seating into nighttime bunks. It was used in joint “pool service” with the Northern Pacific and is painted in the green color scheme used by the

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Union Pacific 501

UP 501 is an all-steel passenger car. Built as a “day coach” with more typical seating, it was air-conditioned in 1935 and rebuilt as a “chair car” in 1936. The term “chair car” denoted its configuration with rotating armchairs rather than transverse seats. This made it ideal for longer-distance transportation,

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