Railroad Passenger and Baggage Cars

Pullman 1916 Illinois Central 3996
Pullman 1916
Illinois Central 3996
Description:Dining Car

Equipment Information

Illinois Central 3996 is an all-steel heavyweight dining car. Dining cars like this were used on long-distance passenger trains to provide meals to riders. The car is designed with a built-in kitchen where full meals were cooked and prepared while moving. Around 1955, the IC converted 3996 into a “kitchen car” and used it for feeding railroad maintenance crews.

Builder: Pullman
Year Built: 1916
Seats: 36
Length: 82ft 7in
Width: 10ft 5in
Height: 14ft
Weight: 167800 lbs
Brakes: UC
Trucks: 6 Wheel
Description: Diner
Arrived: 1998
Condition: Incomplete / unrestored / not operational

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