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Re: PRR Pullman "interline" through service - By Henry on 03/17/16 at 11:17:13 - 'DLW_BushTrainsheds_2015BuffaloNKPHTS_ConventionTour_09-25-2015_HP7D5357.jpg' 164 KB
Here is what's left of the Bush trainsheds at DL&W's Buffalo Terminal. This is from the 2015 Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society Buffalo convention tour, September 25, 2015.


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Re: PRR Pullman "interline" through service - By Henry on 03/17/16 at 02:15:55 - 'WagnerWestShoreRoundhouses1894Atlas.jpg' 153 KB
on Mar 17th, 2016, 12:45am, L. F. Lincoln wrote:       (Click here for original message)
E. Buffalo and PULLMAN (WAGNER PALACE CAR CO.)......
 
In later years, the PULLMAN Company used this massive facility, which finally closed down in 1959.
 
LINK URL
 
(courtesy: forgottenbuffalo.com)

 
That's right by CSX' ex-NYC Frontier Yard. I used to visit a graveyard shift yardmaster at Bailey Ave Tower, which is a couple of hundred yards from the still standing Wagner/Pullman roundhouse.
 
Here's map snippet from my 1894 city atlas showing the West Shore and Wagner roundhouses. Note the DL&W's Black Rock branch, which crossed NYC's East Buffalo/Frontier Yard on bridges and an embankment.  
Bailey Tower would be built just above the "R.R." letters in "West Shore R.R. Co." by their roundhouse.  


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Re: Rare Mileage Excursion: Galveston-Bellville, TX 2015-09-19 - By ehbowen on 01/10/16 at 19:16:31 - 'IMG_20150919_152916_816x459.jpg' 48 KB
Once away from Rosenberg with the BNSF guests aboard, lunch was served in the diner: A cold cut buffet with sandwich fixings, chips and sodas with little cheesecake squares for dessert. Continental breakfast items had been available departing Galveston; juice, coffee and mini sweet rolls. The food was catered by the "Whistle Stop Cafe" which runs the snack bar at the museum; they kept us well fed.
 
Unfortunately the pictures stop here; I took all of them with my BlackBerry Z10 smartphone and as I did not have a spare battery or a place to recharge mine I had to conserve power on the return trip...the GPS drinks a lot of juice. However, we were early into Bellville and after a short stop to walk the train and have the crew change ends we began our return trip to Galveston. The trip back was also quick and uneventful, and there was just enough juice left in my phone to take the last picture of the day with Dad posed at the nose of F7 No. 316:


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Re: Rare Mileage Excursion: Galveston-Bellville, TX 2015-09-19 - By ehbowen on 01/10/16 at 18:57:14 - 'IMG_20150919_105821_hdr_806x453.jpg' 56 KB
The depot in Rosenberg where we made our stop to pick up the BNSF passengers; there was a festival going on for the first responders and their families:

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Re: Rare Mileage Excursion: Galveston-Bellville, TX 2015-09-19 - By ehbowen on 01/10/16 at 18:52:16 - 'IMG_20150919_100658_816x459.jpg' 55 KB
The depot in Alvin; once a boarded-up eyesore but now restored as a visitor's center:


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Re: Rare Mileage Excursion: Galveston-Bellville, TX 2015-09-19 - By ehbowen on 01/10/16 at 18:49:11 - 'IMG_20150919_100613.jpg' 33 KB
A GPS screen capture as we rolled through downtown Alvin at track speed:


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Re: Rare Mileage Excursion: Galveston-Bellville, TX 2015-09-19 - By ehbowen on 01/10/16 at 18:45:14 - 'IMG_20150919_093613_816x459.jpg' 27 KB
A view along the shore of Galveston Bay as we passed the junction to/from Texas City:


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Re: Rare Mileage Excursion: Galveston-Bellville, TX 2015-09-19 - By ehbowen on 01/10/16 at 18:42:45 - 'IMG_20150919_093036_816x459.jpg' 51 KB
Here is the new (2013) lift bridge control tower. The original lift span was replaced in the late 1980s after it was damaged by a barge allision and subsequent fire; the replacement span was itself replaced after the Coast Guard deemed the narrow (100ft) channel a "hazard to navigation".

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Re: Pullman tribute - By silver_champion on 08/19/07 at 15:33:16 - 'PullmanPorterTr46MUSMarch3164.jpg' 58 KB
Hats off for the Pullman Porter in their white jackets. These
are some of the great peoples that made PULLMAN.

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Amtrak's Viewliner Cars - By silver_champion on 08/17/07 at 10:54:26 - 'amtviewliner2300athoustonoct87.jpg' 46 KB
Did Budd build the Viewliners. Great looking cars.

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By hudsonelectric on 08/05/07 at 16:51:13 - 'Philly_El_Interior.jpg' 30 KB
Even the interiors of cars such as this EL unit in Philadelphia looked sharp with wood appointments!

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By Norm_Anderson on 08/01/07 at 07:11:39 - '00002112.jpg' 23 KB
Bob, that's an excellent photo of the Super arriving (perhaps for the very first time?) at LA's La Grande depot.  If this is the maiden revenue run, the time would be just after 9:00am on Thursday, May 14, 1936.  Wonder if the guy in the white hat is the Road Foreman of Engines?  (And, I didn't notice this 'till I zoomed up to 400%, but is it possible the engineer or hostler is getting into the spirit of things by wearing a sombrero or a Tom Mix cowboy hat?? )
 
Here below, also from the Otto Perry Collection at the Denver Public Library, is another shot of the ol' One-Spot, taken a year later, under rather unusual circumstances.  You will notice that the consist of this train is streamlined.  This is the brand-new, lightweight Super, blowing out of Kansas into southeastern Colorado on Wednesday morning, May 19, 1937, on its maiden revenue trip to the West Coast.  Power for this trip was supposed to be the sleek and rakish Warbonneted E-1s, but just a few days earlier, returning from a VIP demonstration run to LA and back, somebody got the bright idea to "see what this baby'll do . . ."  They managed to set a new speed record from LA to Chicago (36 hours, 49 minutes, a record that I believe still stands), but in the process they fried a traction motor in one of the E's.  So, Santa Fe had to fall back on Boxcab No. 1 to do the honors.  They did manage to slap a quick coat of paint on the ol' gal-- she's done up in red and silver, rather than the original olive green and cobalt blue.  That second boxcab, done up in plain aluminum silver, is the EMC boxcab demonstrator, sometimes referred to as the "1C".  The passengers were probably not too disappointed at the substitution; the boxcabs had been faithfully doing the honors for a year now, so their presence would have been seen as routine.  By the way, you'll notice in both photos, centered between the number boards, what almost looks like an oversized doorbell.  If memory serves, that is what the boxcabs had in place of air horns.  Not a bell, but a siren . . .
 
 
Regards,
 
Norm

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By hudsonelectric on 07/28/07 at 14:30:43 - 'The_Overland_Limited_Multi-View.jpg' 263 KB
And finally, a tourist destination multi-view card from The Milwaukee Road.

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By hudsonelectric on 07/28/07 at 14:23:11 - 'Overland_Ltd._Observation_Car.jpg' 80 KB
Of course, the best view was from the observation car.  

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By hudsonelectric on 07/28/07 at 14:21:53 - 'Oveland_Ltd._Stenographers_Office.jpg' 74 KB
And secretarial service.

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By hudsonelectric on 07/28/07 at 14:20:32 - 'Overland_Ltd._Shower_Barber_Shop.jpg' 49 KB
A barber shop and showers....

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By hudsonelectric on 07/28/07 at 14:19:11 - 'Overland_Ltd._Dressing_Rooms.jpg' 81 KB
Amenities on the 'Overland Limited' included luxurious dressing rooms...

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By hudsonelectric on 07/28/07 at 14:16:57 - 'Overland_Limited_Buffet_Library_Car.jpg' 50 KB
...and in between time, there was the buffet-library car.

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By hudsonelectric on 07/28/07 at 14:07:21 - 'Overland_LTD_PC.jpg' 50 KB
The 'Overland Limited' and its interior is best understood from this set of railroad-issued cards. First, let's look at the exterior of this pre-WWI train.

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By hudsonelectric on 07/28/07 at 13:59:05 - 'Overland_Ltd._Dining_Car_Glitter_Card.jpg' 82 KB
The Milwaukee Road dropped from running the Overland and the Union Pacific teamed up with the Chicago & North Western. Here is another early card of the dining car. This is a 'glitter card' meaning that certain areas of the card were prepared with glue and 'glitter' flakes were sprinkled onto the glue for a touch of sparkle.

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By hudsonelectric on 07/28/07 at 13:54:21 - 'Milwaukee_Road_Overland_1904.jpg' 89 KB
My favorite railroad-issued series is, of course, the 'Overland Limited'. Here I'll show two sets, one earlier and one later. First, the earlier set. Let's start with the motive power first. This is from The Milwaukee Road when it was a partner in operating the Overland early in the 20th Century.

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By hudsonelectric on 07/28/07 at 13:49:49 - 'Observation_Car-2.jpg' 255 KB
...and an exterior view of the observation car. I would think the train was not moving by the way the passengers are posed.  

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By hudsonelectric on 07/28/07 at 13:46:31 - 'Panama_City_LTD_Observation_Car.jpg' 199 KB
Here is the interior of the observation car....

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By hudsonelectric on 07/28/07 at 13:44:45 - 'IC_Panama_LTD_Club_Car.jpg' 182 KB
The Illinois Central's premiere train was the 'Panama Limited', so named for ship connections in New Orleans for Central and South America. In the Pullman Standard days, this train was all Pullman and all class. Let's take a look at the club car first. Note the floor ashtrays...they are not spitton, by the way. Spitoons were reserved for cheap saloons where the patron chewed tobacco and spit openly in public...not the behavior of those well-heeled gents in this view.  

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By hudsonelectric on 07/28/07 at 13:38:22 - '400_Modern_Observation_Car.jpg' 98 KB
...while 'bringing up the markers' is the interior of the observation car. Note the speedometer in the inset.

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By hudsonelectric on 07/28/07 at 13:34:55 - '400_Modern_Coach.jpg' 86 KB
This was the interior of the streamlined coach. Note the stewardess.

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By hudsonelectric on 07/28/07 at 09:15:21 - '400_parlor_car.jpg' 58 KB
And if the observation car was full, you could always check out the parlor car!

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By hudsonelectric on 07/28/07 at 09:13:32 - 'Observation_Parlor_Car_400_Steam.jpg' 107 KB
And if the coach was just too blasse for you, you could always go sit in the observation car. Not too shabby, eh?

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By hudsonelectric on 07/28/07 at 09:11:13 - '400_Steam_Coach.jpg' 261 KB
The C & NW's crack daylight train between Chicago and The Twin Cities was 'The 400'. This train derived it's name from being able to cover the 400 mile run in 400 minutes or less. The C & NW's competitor for this lucrative traffic was The Milwaukee Road's 'Hiawatha'. Competition between the two roads was so fierce that Lucius Beebe referred to it as being conducted with brass knuckles. This is a view of a heavywight coach interior.

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By hudsonelectric on 07/28/07 at 09:02:07 - 'Wabash_Banner_Lt._Observation_Car_1907.jpg' 79 KB
This well-traveled 1907 postcard shows the interior of the observation car on the Wabash 'Banner Limited'.

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By hudsonelectric on 07/28/07 at 08:59:50 - 'Wabash_UP_Double_Herald_Observation_Car.jpg' 87 KB
Here's a happy crowd getting ready to set sail on board the Union Pacific - Wabash St. Louis - Colorado Limited.

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By hudsonelectric on 07/28/07 at 08:49:37 - 'Double_Herald_Wabash-UP_Library-Observation-Sleeper.jpg' 76 KB
The Wabash and the Union Pacific both jointly operated The St. Louis - Colorado Limited'. This series are of cards that are almost 100 years old. Although they are edge worn, the colors are still deep and the image still conveys the idea that luxury need not be interrupted by simply being on a train. This is the interior of a library/sleeper/observation car.

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By hudsonelectric on 07/28/07 at 08:42:00 - 'GN_Telephone_Service_1910.jpg' 258 KB
Here is another Great Northern postcard advertising 'Oriental Limited'. When the card mentions telephone service, pay no attention to the scenery in the windows....the hook-up could only be made while the train was in station. Note the overall atmosphere of the interior...almost like a small section of a lavish hotel!

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By hudsonelectric on 07/27/07 at 17:43:59 - 'Oriental_Limited.jpg' 79 KB
This is an observation car interior on the Northern Pacific-Burlington Route 'The Oriental Limited'. Note the electric vacuum cleaner in use by the porter.

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By hudsonelectric on 07/27/07 at 17:40:50 - 'Rock_Island_Observation_Car_Interior_Circa_1920s.jpg' 68 KB
Talk about plush! This is the interior of a Rock Island observation car.

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By hudsonelectric on 07/27/07 at 17:36:31 - 'Santa_Fe_Super_Chief_Lounge_Car_Interior.jpg' 283 KB
This is the colorful interior of the lounge car on the Santa Fe's 'Super Chief'.

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By hudsonelectric on 07/27/07 at 17:34:35 - 'CM_Electric_RR_Buffet_Obsercation_Car.jpg' 39 KB
The Chicago & Milwaukee Electric Railroad, the predecessor of the North Shore Line, ran this handsome observation car. Note the wicker furniture.

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By hudsonelectric on 07/27/07 at 17:32:24 - 'Erie_Dining_Car_Interior.jpg' 68 KB
Here's the interior of the Erie Limited lounge car from the same railroad-issued series.

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By hudsonelectric on 07/27/07 at 17:26:31 - 'Erie_Coach_Interior.jpg' 74 KB
I was encouraged to share some more of my postcards from my collection and I am always glad to. Let's start with the Erie. This is a railroad-issued postcard showing the interior of a 'modern' coach on the Erie Limited in the late '30s-'40s.

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Re: Calvacade of Class - By Miss_Phoebe on 07/22/07 at 09:05:11 - 'Phoebe_Snow_Postcard_08c.jpg' 187 KB
Re: Reply #133

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Re: Pullman tribute - By hudsonelectric on 07/12/07 at 13:33:36 - 'IT_Parlor_Car_Interior.jpg' 79 KB
on Jul 12th, 2007, 10:42am, CarterB wrote:       (Click here for original message)
IT also had dining car service and parlor car service.

Right you are, Carter! As an aside for those who are interested, this is a postcard showing the interior of an ITS parlor car.


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Re: Pullman tribute - By CarterB on 07/12/07 at 10:42:40 - 'Owl.jpg' 18 KB
The Illinois Traction System (Illinois Terminal) operated their sleepers quite late in the scheme of things {1938}  The car pictured previously -- Peoria-- still exists at the IRM in Illinois. IT also had dining car service and parlor car service.

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Re: Pullman tribute - By hudsonelectric on 07/12/07 at 08:31:17 - 'KCS_Southern_Belle_Sleeping_Car_2.jpg' 33 KB
....and this is a view of the bedroom available on the KCS sleeping cars.

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Re: Pullman tribute - By hudsonelectric on 07/12/07 at 08:29:27 - 'KCS_Southern_Belle_Sleeping_Car_1.jpg' 34 KB
In the streamlined era, Pullman Standard and ACF competed against each other as railroad upgraded their equipment to stay current with changing post-war designs. The automobile was also beginning to take away revenue as roads were expanded upon and improved. The railroads tried to take on this challenge by emphasizing the comforts of overnight rail travel. These two cards are from the Kansas City Southern 'New Southern Belle' series. This first card shows the layout and comfort of the 'roomette'.

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Re: Pullman tribute - By hudsonelectric on 07/11/07 at 21:20:51 - 'IT_Peoria_End_View_Goodbye.jpg' 72 KB
....And this is a rear shot of the sleeping car 'Peoria' on 'The Route of Good Service'.

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Re: Pullman tribute - By hudsonelectric on 07/11/07 at 21:19:32 - 'IT_Sleeping_Car.jpg' 54 KB
It wasn't just steam railroads that carried sleeping cars. This sleeping car, owend by the Illinois Traction System and not owned or operated by Pullman, ran between Peoria, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri. The reverse inscription reads: 'The Illinois Traction System (McKinley Lines) is the only Interurban in the world to operate sleepers. The only Through Direct Sleepers on any line between Peoria, Ill., and St. Louis, Mo. Windows in upper berths. Hot coffee and rolls free in the morning. Dustless, noiseless, dirtless cars and tipless porters. Upper Berths $1.25 Lower Berths $1.50.'

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Re: Pullman tribute - By hudsonelectric on 07/11/07 at 21:12:22 - 'Overland_Ltd._Compartment.jpg' 62 KB
...And here is a sleeping compartment on the 'Overland Limited', circa 1915.

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Re: Pullman tribute - By hudsonelectric on 07/11/07 at 21:09:56 - 'Los_Angeles_Limited_Sleeping_Car.jpg' 33 KB
With the gloss varnish train 'Overland Limited' operating between Chicago and San Francisco, the Union Pacific and Chicago & North Western inaugurated the 'Los Angeles Limited' in 1905. This card from that period shows the deep seats of the compartment, electric fan, and lights. Note the windows in the clerestory and the roof profile. The inscription on the reverse reads: 'The Los Angeles Limited. The route of this electric lighted transcontinental train is via the Chicago & North Western, Union Pacific, and Salt Lake Route over the only double-track railway between Chicago and the Missouri River, and through Council Bluffs, Omaha, Cheyenne, Ogden, and Salt Lake City, less than three days enroute between Chicago and southern California.'

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Re: Pullman tribute - By hudsonelectric on 07/11/07 at 20:56:04 - 'New_Oriental_Limited_Sleeping_Car.jpg' 37 KB
This circa 1920s steel sleeping car interior is from the Great Northern's 'New Oriental Limited' that ran from Chicago to Seattle. As was normal, the upper berths are in the closed position. When it was announced as time for berth make up, the men were assigned to one car and the women to another.

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Re: Pullman tribute - By hudsonelectric on 07/11/07 at 20:49:07 - 'Rock_Island_Sleeping_Girls.jpg' 28 KB
This first vintage postcard view of a sleeping car interior is from the Rock Island. The lower berth has been made up for the kids and the upper berth is still in the closed position. Circa 1915 from my collection.

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Re: Head-End Mania! - By hudsonelectric on 07/07/07 at 16:21:28 - 'RPO_Interior.jpg' 33 KB
And one last interior RPO view...This is a postcard from my collection.  

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Re: Head-End Mania! - By hudsonelectric on 07/07/07 at 15:08:33 - 'mailsort.jpg' 49 KB
This is a good public-domain photo of the interior of a full-size RPO. The bags were used for sorting larger envelopes, magazines, parcels, etc. Towards the rear of the car you can see the sorting boxes where letters were sorted. Letters were then bundled with string and put up in the bags. Toward the end of the run, the bags were taken off of the racks, locked, tagged, and stacked. A lot of action behind the scenes of this interesting head end car!

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Re: Head-End Mania! - By hudsonelectric on 07/07/07 at 15:03:07 - 'rpo.jpg' 91 KB
We've been looking at the exteriors and some interiors of head end cars, but the head end operations that were the most active were the Railway Post Offices of the Railway Mail Service. The RMS, a division of the USPS, operated within cars owned by railroads that contracted with the USPS to run them on routes lierally criss-crossing everywhere in the country. The RPO clerks were USPS employees, not employees of the railroads. And it is true...they were armed with revolvers, too. This was really tough work and clerks were tested and re-tested...this was not a job for someone with a scattered memory or lacking in stamina. The mail....ALL OF THE LOADED MAIL...had to be sorted by the end of the run and that included mail picked up on the way, too. Here's a good shot (public domain photo) of an RPO being loaded at a stop.

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Re: Head-End Mania! - By hudsonelectric on 07/07/07 at 12:15:05 - 'Wabash_St._Louis-Colorado_Limited.jpg' 83 KB
Back in the days of polished wood cars, fine china, and trainmen who were as neatly dressed as the passengers, trains sailed under multiple flags, such as this one. Dubbed the St. Louis - Colorado Limited, this regal carrier was adorned with two heralds...that of the Union Pacific and of the Wabash. Note the head end cars...the first appears to be an RPO and the second a center door baggage car.  

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Re: Head-End Mania! - By hudsonelectric on 07/07/07 at 07:20:29 - 'Conestoga_Traction_Co..jpg' 80 KB
On the large interurban Pacific Electric system, entire 'freight motors' were dedicated to not only being a locomotive, but a self-propelled baggage/express car head-end car. Take a look at these PE 'Blimp' motors. They could be used to pull passenger trailers or be MUed with other passenger motor units.
 
LINK URL
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Here we see a combine motor at the head of a two-unit MU with an express compartment:
 
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Here's a freight motor marked for REA:
 
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And an older wood unit...
 
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Here's an early PE wood RPO:
 
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And finally, a postcard from my collection showing an express trolley...
 


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Re: Head-End Mania! - By hudsonelectric on 07/06/07 at 13:35:29 - 'Erie_Limited_Railfan_Posting_Close_Up.jpg' 49 KB
....and here's a close-up of the Pullman-Standard heavyweight-era head end cars.  

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Re: Head-End Mania! - By hudsonelectric on 07/06/07 at 13:33:55 - 'Erie_Limited_Railfan_Posting_1001.jpg' 42 KB
And finalyy, this is an Erie RR-issued card advertising the Erie Limited. By the way, for all of you rivet counters, why are the coaches painted in the E8 two-tone scheme?

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Re: Head-End Mania! - By hudsonelectric on 07/06/07 at 13:31:52 - 'DLW_Lackawanna_Limited_Railfan_Posting_Close_up.jpg' 34 KB
...and here's a close-up of the car...note the single door and windows. This is an older style car that is on its way out.

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Re: Head-End Mania! - By hudsonelectric on 07/06/07 at 13:30:24 - 'DLW_Lackawanna_Limited_Railfan_Posting001.jpg' 42 KB
In the postcard and close-up above, notice the configuration of the RPO and the baggage car. Even though these are wooden cars with the out-board truss-rods, the configuaration of the cars are modern for their time. In contrast to these cars, take a look at this card of the Lackawanna Limited and its baggage car....

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Re: Head-End Mania! - By hudsonelectric on 07/06/07 at 13:27:02 - 'Erie_Yards_Port_Jervis_Railfan_PostingClose_up.jpg' 41 KB
...and here's a close up of the consist.  

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Re: Head-End Mania! - By hudsonelectric on 07/06/07 at 13:25:49 - 'Erie_Yards_Port_Jervis_Railfan_Posting001.jpg' 40 KB
Here are some postcard views showing head end cars on one Lackawanna and two Erie trains. First The Oldies! Here's a circa 1910 view of an Erie passenger train heading through the Port Jervis, New York yards.

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Re: Head-End Mania! - By TAB on 06/17/07 at 05:15:17 - 'fm_5.jpg' 47 KB
Hey Posters...I was told that this was a photo of the east bound Allentown Mail. The picture was taken during the early 1960s. I know that train #101 was the westboud version but I was not able to locate the # of the east bound run pictured. Perhaps someone here would have that information...Tom

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Re: Vista-Dome Chronology - By CHESSIEMIKE on 05/29/07 at 21:23:42 - 'EMD_Ad_July_1949.jpg' 183 KB
Thought this might be a good place to post this.
CPR built several 56' wood passenger cars with raised cupolas on each end in 1906.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Private Varnish - By Hawko on 05/07/07 at 13:06:22 - 'DSC00415_487x402.jpg' 29 KB
Sorry these shots were not of better quality.

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Re: Private Varnish - By Hawko on 05/07/07 at 13:03:50 - 'DSC00414_383x316.jpg' 28 KB
"Caritas" at  West Salem, WI May 7, 2007.

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Re: Private Varnish - By Hawko on 05/07/07 at 12:59:35 - 'DSC00413_563x422.jpg' 27 KB
Here is the open ended observation car "Caritas" on the end of EB "Empire Builder on May 7, 2007 at West Salem, WI  (MP 271.6 CP Tomah Sub).

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Re: From obs to commuter car - By TAB on 04/23/07 at 02:42:32 - 'cc_monmouth_int-2.jpg' 28 KB
Last...The interior of the monmouth looking orward from the rear platform.

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Re: From obs to commuter car - By TAB on 04/23/07 at 02:39:01 - 'monmouth_1-2.jpg' 20 KB
next...

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Re: From obs to commuter car - By TAB on 04/23/07 at 02:37:07 - 'gpa_4_w8-2.jpg' 34 KB
Hey John...Here are some pictures of the Jersey Centrals commuter club car the Monmouth...Tom

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Re: Passenger trains: What's in a name? - By electro soundwave on 04/20/07 at 12:40:57 - 'Picture_035.jpg' 97 KB
The last private  overnight train to be turned over to Amtrak.
 
 
Originally run by the L&N, Southern, PRR, and either the Georgia or the West Point Route, it was basically all Southern and Amtrak (north of DC, with a brief stint on the C&O) by 1979.
 
 
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Re: WHO INVENTED THE SLEEPERCOACH? - By silver_champion on 03/15/07 at 20:09:21 - '384.jpg' 129 KB
I always was thinking that the cars was a Budd design. I like the cars.  
Been on two trips in one. Here is a picture of one.

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Re: Open-section Pullmans - By silver_champion on 02/17/07 at 08:41:43 - '13_I_m.jpg' 189 KB
I have been two open-section pullmans in the 1950's when I was a kid.
The trip is something that I will never forget. Here is a picture of early pullman.

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Re: Vista Domes east - By silver_champion on 02/10/07 at 13:45:05 - 'CZ-2.jpg' 86 KB
I think back in the days when the railroads on the east coast were build. There was no domes cars. But why was tunnels build as low as they are is another question. Here is a picture of my 2nd favorite dome car after Santa Fe's Pleasure Dome car.

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Re: Private Car Deadhead move space onboard availa - By bill hoeffer on 02/02/07 at 12:20:11 - 'OHP_DR_4.jpg' 85 KB
dinning room

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Re: Trip by Private Car - What it cost then - By bill hoeffer on 02/02/07 at 11:11:45 - 'me.jpg' 26 KB
Well those are all good points, I do these trips for aliving. I can tell you all that just from Chicago to LA one way with only one car and one chef/attendant the fee is more like $20,000. If we did this trip with 3 cars around the country tour with full staff, the price would be around $130,000.00 minimum.
Your staff makes or breaks a trip, your Chef also needs to be trained on the AC/heat system, microphore toilet systems, various generators and electrical systems/power panels, How to make beds and be a maid and server and deal with Amtrak/csx/up/np...so the car goes where its suppose to and is serviced when and where it needs it, Oh yeah he also needs to fill the car with water every 12 hours and fluid levels every 6 and wash the windows at every chance. All the while making sure the guests are happy and safe & secure.
other than that, that one person has an easy 16 hour day, every day of the trip. ... and thats what I do.

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Re: Open Platform Observation Cars - By bill hoeffer on 02/01/07 at 09:54:04 - 'beer_in_hand_2_720x960.jpg' 67 KB
You mean like this with a beer in your hand going through the rockies in the spring time?
LINK URL

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Re: Newbie with a project - By bill hoeffer on 02/01/07 at 09:45:28 - 'IMG_0260.jpg' 18 KB
hey hows the work on your cars going Bill?
Are you working on the cars in or around Vegas? I`m wondering how you`ll get them out of Vegas once your done, cuz you definately dont want to move PV`s by frieght.... cuz they move the cars so hard all your glassware and china will be broken, and anything not nailed down will be thrown around.....its happens every day.
Oh yeah by the way in your designs be sure to have "tons" of storage, use your boat expierence. Also use that knowledge to secure you fine china and glassware while your out on trips. I have tons of ideas that other car owners only wish thay would have thought of in the design stagw but didnt think of at the time...let me know if your interested.
Bill

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NP Dome from the North Coast - By bill hoeffer on 02/01/07 at 09:23:08 - 'IMG_0099.jpg' 66 KB
Hey heres another shot of our NP Dome Sleeper/lounge based out of Cincinnati.  
 LINK URL

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Re: Royal Train - By chuchubob on 01/30/07 at 18:31:03 - '07_01-28_30.jpg' 102 KB
Pennsylvania 120 and NJT F40PH2-CAT 4123

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Re: Royal Train - By chuchubob on 01/30/07 at 18:28:50 - '07_01-28_29.jpg' 145 KB
Private Varnish

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Royal Train - By chuchubob on 01/30/07 at 18:27:51 - '07_01-28_28.jpg' 148 KB
Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall rode from Philadelphia to New York on Sunday Jan 28 on a private train consisting of Juniata Terminal Little Juniata Rapids, Warrior Ridge, and Pennsylvania 120 pulled by Amtrak AEM7's 946 and 923.
photographed at Elizabeth, NJ

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Re: Union Pacific Heavyweight Passenger Cars - By petey on 01/30/07 at 14:58:09 - 'MVC-054F.jpg' 71 KB
This is what I think might be a sleeper.  Note full length glass in vestibule door.
 
I am interested in what might be known about these models, AND where they were used-I believe they all carry Colorado names.  Also, what would have been the locomotives used throughout the trains lifetime.

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Re: Union Pacific Heavyweight Passenger Cars - By petey on 01/30/07 at 14:52:35 - 'MVC-053F.jpg' 45 KB
This is what I think might be a dining car.

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Re: Union Pacific Heavyweight Passenger Cars - By petey on 01/30/07 at 14:49:16 - 'MVC-052F.jpg' 16 KB
Hello Transcon
The photo rules allow only one photo per reply, so I'm initiate three replies.
This picture shows the entire consist.

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Re: Inside Car Photos, Pictures and Qs&As - By silver_champion on 01/20/07 at 08:30:08 - '4.jpg' 76 KB
on Sep 6th, 2004, 6:54pm, hummel1237 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I posted these in the NJT thread and got no responses. Since they were hard to get (NJT and the rail cop thing) I had hoped I could find out the history of these cars and maybe see some inside shots from back in the day...
 
Here's the 20th Century Limited...
 
Jim...  

 Hummel`127, Here is a good picture of the inside of
the 20th Century's observation car.

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Re: Inside Car Photos, Pictures and Qs&As - By silver_champion on 01/18/07 at 08:33:17 - 'in73.jpg' 101 KB
on Jan 17th, 2007, 12:07pm, silver_champion wrote:       (Click here for original message)
In this picture of the Super Chief's dome car you will see tables in it. Did they have tables or was it chairs all the way in the dome?

To everyone, I am sorry that I did not post the right picture of the Super Chief dome car. In this picture you will see tables at one end of the dome. I was think that someone put these tables in the dome but they look aged. Thats why I asked the question about it. To me
the dome car make the Super Chief and its one of my favorite car. Here is the right picture

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Re: Inside Car Photos, Pictures and Qs&As - By silver_champion on 01/17/07 at 12:07:36 - 'in72.jpg' 100 KB
In this picture of the Super Chief's dome car you will see tables in it. Did they have tables or was it chairs all the way in the dome?

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Re: 1960's Silver Meteor consists - By silver_champion on 01/01/07 at 09:30:17 - '1-2.jpg' 118 KB
Another view of the observation car.

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Re: 1960's Silver Meteor consists - By silver_champion on 01/01/07 at 09:28:57 - '2.jpg' 55 KB
I have been on the Silver Meteor many times going south from Philly. It was my 2nd favorite train. Thats were my user name comes from Silver. The observation car had two lounges in it. It is the only obervation that I have been it. Here is a picture of the train.

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Re: Inside Car Photos, Pictures and Qs&As - By silver_champion on 12/11/06 at 08:17:08 - '1.jpg' 193 KB
This is a nice Observation Car. What railroad had it?

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Re: Liberty Limited - By Charlie_O on 12/03/06 at 11:13:50 - 'PRR_Liberty_Drumhead.jpg' 130 KB
GREAT shots of the consist, Bob!
 
Here's a trackside close-up of the Liberty Ltd drumhead...he was really movin'!
 


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Re: Liberty Limited - By chuchubob on 12/02/06 at 19:07:12 - '06_12-02_22.jpg' 146 KB
Tuscan Red!

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Re: Liberty Limited - By chuchubob on 12/02/06 at 19:05:41 - '06_12-02_14.jpg' 153 KB
1. Caritas
2. L&N Ohio River
3. C&O Chapel Hill
4. MKT 403 5. L&N Oliver Hazard Perry
6. Golden Tower
7. J. Pinckney Henderson
8. Golden Moon
9. Imperial Leaf
10. Birken
11. Silver Shore
12. Silver Express
13. Mount Vernon
14. Dover Harbor
15. Kitchie Gammi Club
16. Little Juniata Rapids
17. Warrior Ridge
18 Pennsylvania 120

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Re: Liberty Limited - By chuchubob on 12/02/06 at 19:00:52 - '06_12-02_12.jpg' 156 KB
5711 and 5809

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Re: Liberty Limited - By Charlie_O on 12/02/06 at 17:08:29 - 'PRR_5711_Liberty06.jpg' 193 KB
Yes, it's that time of year again...and the Liberty Limited once again made its way from Washington to Philly, giving disabled servicemen and women a chance to attend the Army-Navy game at the Linc.  
 
Photos anyone...?
 


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Re: Open Top observations in the heavyweight era - By Transcon on 11/29/06 at 14:20:01 - 'Milwaukee_Road_Olympian_with_open_air_observation_car_in_the_Rockies_in_1916.jpg' 60 KB
well, I think that I chose the wrong words. I was thinking about open air observations, not about open top obeservations. me & my mistakes.....
 
anyway, here´s a nice pic I´ve found

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Re: Push-pull operations, origins and effects - By silver_champion on 11/29/06 at 08:19:07 - 'af.jpg' 306 KB
In this picture you will see a push-pull train by an electric loco. I can remember being at the Darby,Pa. Station and seeing Diesel trains. coming from the south. Also I think that Amtrak had push-operations to Atlantic City. Where the coaches used in these trains Metroliners.

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Re: 6 wheel trucks - By Transcon on 11/25/06 at 07:36:26 - 'Pullman_Cars_from_1890.jpg' 496 KB
here is photo from 1890, showing some very beautiful Pullman Sleepers with 6 wheel trucks. Even the trucks are decorated.
I really belive that there were already complete 6 wheel truck trains running in the US in the 1890 ies.....

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Re: Open Platform Observation Cars - By Passenger_Extra on 11/21/06 at 19:27:19 - '5_and_25_in_Washington.jpg' 25 KB
Couple B&O race horses' observation cars.

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Re: Northeast Corridor Photos : Bowie State Univer - By silver_champion on 11/21/06 at 19:26:12 - 'J99.jpg' 58 KB
In this picture of a Metroliner which just departed 30St. Station. If you was sitting in the Metroliner and looking out the windows, you would be see the Philadelphia Zoo.


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