Railroad Passenger and Baggage Cars
Pullman 'Glen Alta'
|Description:||6 Cpt 3 DrRm Sleeper|
Pullman car “Glen Alta” is an all-steel heavyweight 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 six compartments, small rooms intended for two occupants, and three drawing rooms, larger compartments intended for 2-3 people. After it was retired by Pullman this car was used for traveling circus performer accommodation as Royal American Shows car #81, making it the only piece of “circus train” equipment at IRM.
FUN FACT: This specific car was highlighted in a Pullman brochure called “The Peripatetics of a Pullman Car.” During 1929, car “Glen Alta” had traveled 149,784 miles; begun the year in New York City and ended it in Key West, Florida; and experienced temperatures between 6 degrees (in Toronto) and 86 degrees (in Miami).
Year Built: 1925
Width: 10ft 1in
Weight: 180600 lbs
Trucks: 242A 6 Wheel
Description: 6 Compartment / 3 Drawing Room Glen Alta
Condition: Incomplete / unrestored / not operational