Railroad Passenger and Baggage Cars

Pullman-Standard 1948 Chicago Burlington & Quincy 481
Pullman-Standard 1948
Chicago Burlington & Quincy 481
Description:Lightweight Sleeper

Equipment Information

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 NP.

Builder: Pullman-Standard
Year Built: 1948
Seats: 29
Length: 85ft
Width: 10ft 6in
Height: 11ft 6in
Weight: ??? lbs
Brakes: HSC-D22
Trucks: ASE 4 Wheel
Description: Lightweight Sleeper (Ex Savanna)
Arrived: 1969
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational

Read more about the history of this car in Rail & Wire #144

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Ownership History

1948-1969 – Chicago Burlington & Quincy #481 “Savanna”
1969-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL

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