Railroad Passenger and Baggage Cars

Pullman 1925 Pullman
Pullman 1925
Pullman 'Glen Alta'
Description:6 Cpt 3 DrRm Sleeper

Equipment Information

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.

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).

Builder: Pullman/Pullman-Standard
Year Built: 1925
Seats: 24
Length: 84ft
Width: 10ft 1in
Height: 14ft
Weight: 180600 lbs
Brakes: UC
Trucks: 242A 6 Wheel
Description: 6 Compartment / 3 Drawing Room Glen Alta
Arrived: 1992
Condition: Incomplete / unrestored / not operational

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