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Railroad Passenger and Baggage Cars

Pullman 1923 Pullman
Pullman 1923
Pullman 'Mt Harvard'
Description:10 Sec Lounge-Solarium

Equipment Information

Pullman car “Mt Harvard” is an all-steel lounge-solarium-sleeping car. It features an enclosed “solarium” lounge compartment with 180-degree views from the back of the train and “section” seating that could be converted overnight into bunks separated by heavy curtains.

FUN FACT: This car is named after Mount Harvard, the third highest peak in the American Rocky Mountains, which is located southeast of Aspen, Colorado.

COMPARE ME WITH: Similar car “Inglehome,” which retains its older-style open observation platform. The “Mt Harvard” was built with an open platform but was modernized with an enclosed rear end during the 1940s.

Click here to find out how you can help restore “Mt Harvard” to operation

Builder: Pullman/Pullman-Standard
Year Built: 1923
Description: Heavyweight Sleeper/Solarium/Lounge
Arrived: 2015
Condition: Complete / undergoing restoration / not operational

Ownership History
1923-???? – Pullman
????-1961 – Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific
1961-1971 – Wabash Frisco & Pacific Association, St. Louis, MO
1971-1973 – Privately owned, Fond du Lac, WI
1973-1987 – Privately owned, North Freedom, WI
1987-2015 – Mid-Continent Railway Museum, North Freedom, WI
2015-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL