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Railroad Passenger and Baggage Cars

Pullman 1940 Pennsylvania Railroad 8089
Pullman 1940
Pennsylvania Railroad 8089
Description:10Rmet 5DbBrm

Equipment Information

Pennsylvania Railroad 8089 “Cascade Knoll” 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 has a mix of 10 roomettes, small compartments intended for two occupants, and five double bedrooms, larger compartments that included a bathroom. “Cascade Knoll” was built for service on the Pennsylvania Railroad but was initially owned by Pullman and leased to the railroad before being sold to the PRR in 1945. After retirement from PRR service it was sold to the Army for use as a hospital car around the time the Vietnam War was at its height. Later the car was resold back to Amtrak before being permanently retired and sold into private ownership.

Builder: Pullman/Pullman-Standard
Year Built: 1940
Seats: 20
Length: 84ft 6in
Width: 10ft
Height: 13ft 7in
Weight: 126500 lbs
Brakes: D22
Trucks: 4 Wheel RB
Description: Sleeper Cascade Knoll
Arrived: 1999
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational

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Ownership History
1940-1945 – Pullman #8089
1945-1967 – Pennsylvania Railroad #8089
1967-1973 – US Army #89577
1973-1975 – Amtrak #2514
1975-? – Privately owned
?-1999 – Golden Arrow Tours
1999-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL