THE BRIDGE LINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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Passenger Car Roster
Roster, Photographs, Prototype and Modeling Notes


If you have a photograph of one of the following units and would like to add it to the site, please contact John A. Shaw. Original photographers and contributors will be given credit with each photograph published on the site. We are looking to add at least one photograph of each locomotive if they can be found. Thank you for any and all help in completing this page.


Car #  AAR
Class
 
Car Type  Capy  Obtained  Prior Owner  Builder  Built  Disposition  Notes 
21   Coach 52 10/1967 D&RGW #1241 Pullman Standard 1950 Sold to Venezuela, 1972 D&H Color Guide Pg 21
22   Coach 52 10/1967 D&RGW #1242 Pullman Standard 1950 Sold to Venezuela, 1972  
23   Coach 52 10/1967 D&RGW #1243 Pullman Standard 1950 Sold to Venezuela, 1972  
24   Coach 52 10/1967 D&RGW #1245 Pullman Standard 1950 Sold to Venezuela, 1972 D&H Color Guide Pg 20
25   Coach 52 10/1967 D&RGW #1246 Pullman Standard 1950 Sold to Venezuela, 1972  
31   Coach 62 03/1970 E-L #1302 ACF 1939   "Ausable River" 
32   Coach 62 03/1970 E-L #1303 ACF 1939   "Bulwagga Bay" 
33   Coach 62 03/1970 E-L #1309 ACF 1939   "Mount Marcy"renamed "Schroon Lake"
D&H Color Guide Pg 27
34   Coach 62 03/1970 E-L #1313 ACF 1939   "Whiteface Mountain" D&H Color Guide Pg 20
35   Buffet-Lounge Dome Car   Leased 8/74 CP #507 Budd 1955 Lease Terminated 4/75 "Willsboro Point" D&H Color Guide Pg 5, 25
36   Buffet-Lounge Dome Car   Leased 8/74 CP #500 Budd 1954 Lease Terminated 4/75 "Bluff Point" D&H Color Guide Pg 5, 25
41   Dining-Lounge Car   10/1967 D&RGW #1280  Pullman Standard 1950   "Mt. Timpanogos" D&H Color Guide Pg 22
"Staratoga Inn" D&H Color Guide Pg 26
42   Dining-Lounge Car   10/1967 D&RGW #1281       "Jame Peak" renamed 
"Adirondack Lodge"
 
43   Buffet-Lounge Car   10/1967 D&RGW #1290     Transferred to Guilford "Champlain" D&H Color Guide Pg 23
51   Baggage-Mail Car   10/1967 D&RGW #1210     Sold to NdeM 1978  
52   Baggage-Mail Car   10/1967 D&RGW #1211     Sold to NdeM 1978  
53   Baggage-Mail Car   10/1967 D&RGW #1212     Sold to NdeM 1978  
56   Baggage Car   10/1967 D&RGW #1200     Sold to C&O 1977 "Town of Stillwater" D&H Color Guide Pg 24
100 PV Business Car --- 9/1976 N&W #102     Transferred to Guilford  
101,102 CA Combine, Baggage-Coach 40            
103 CA Combine, Baggage-Coach 38            
105 CA Combine, Baggage-Coach 30            
106 CA Combine, Baggage-Coach 28            
107 CA Combine, Baggage-Coach 36            
108,109 CA Combine, Baggage-Coach              
111 CA Combine, Baggage-Coach              
112 CA Wooden Open Platform Truss Rod Baggage-Coach             D&H In Color V1 Pg 47
                   
151 DP Dining-Lounge Car 38 1940 Original #607   1928   D&H Color Guide Pg 16
152 DP Dining Car 38 1941     1941   D&H Color Guide Pg 14
153 DA Dining Car 40 3/27/1956 NYC #665 Pullman 1930   D&H Color Guide Pg 17
154 DA Dining-Lounge Car   1941 NYC #519 Pullman  1914   D&H Color Guide Pg 17
                   
200 PV Business Car ---     Wasson 1893   Gerrit Bruin's Book Page 32, 87
                   
201-206 PB Coach 76 10-11/1939   ACF 10-11/1939    
201 PB                
202 PB       Rebuilt 1974-75       "Lake Placid" D&H Color Guide Pg 15
203 PB               Gerrit Bruin's Book Page 19
204 PB       Rebuilt 1974-75       "Lake George" 
205 PB       Rebuilt 1974-75       "Fort Ticonderoga" D&H Color Guide Pg 16, 26
206 PB       Rebuilt 1974-75       "Essex County"D&H In Color V2 Pg 27
                   
208-221 PB Commuter Coach     B&A Osgood-Bradley   Sold to L.I.  & Susquehanna.  
210 PB               D&H In Color V1 Pg 11
D&H Color Guide Pg 18
                   
222-230 PB Coach   1940-1944 Original #352-360 Barney & Smith  1916    
222 PB   70           1939 Worlds Fair Green & Cream 
Gerrit Bruin's Book Page 123
223 PB   70           D&H Color Guide Pg 13
224 PB   84            
225 PB   84            
226 PB   84            
227 PB   74           Gerrit Bruin's Book Page 116
228 PB   74           Gerrit Bruin's Book Page 80
D&H Color Guide Pg 13
229 PB   74         Sold to NRHS, Central NY Chapter Gerrit Bruin's Book Page 34
"C.J.Brierley" D&H Color Guide Pg 27
230 PB   74           Shaughnessy's D&H  Pg 409
231-239 PB Coach   1916 Original #361-369 ACF 1916    
231 PB Coach 86            
232 PB Coach 90           Gerrit Bruin's Book Page 33, 80
233 PB Coach 74           D&H Color Guide Pg 13
234 PB Coach 74            
235 PB Coach 74            
236 PB Coach 74            
237 PB Coach 74            
238 PB Coach 74            
239 PB Coach 90            
240-242 PB Coach 82            
241   Wooden Truss Rod Coach             D&H In Color V1 Pg 56
D&H Steam Pg 114
                   
243-245 PB Coach 82            
247-265 PB Coach, Wooden 82            
253  PB Wooden Truss Rod Coach             Shaughnessy's D&H  Pg 422
265 PB Six Axle Wooden Truss Rod Coach             D&H In Color V1 Pg 47
                   
271 PB Coach 74            
                   
273-282 PB Coach 74            
                   
285 PB Coach              
                   
287-299 PB Coach  82            
289 PB Wooden Truss Rod Coach             D&H Steam Pg 113
290 PB Wooden Truss Rod Coach             D&H In Color V1 Pg 113
297 PB Wooden Truss Rod Coach             D&H Steam Pg 114
                   
300 PV Business Car    10/1955 NYC #300 Pullman 1928 E-L #300 Preserved W.H.White's Business Car
Gerrit Bruin's Book Page 124
400 PV Business Car    1917 Built as #500 Pullman 1914 Museum of Transportation St. Louis 1963 Gerrit Bruin's Book Page 108
411-416 BE Baggage Car              
401-425 BE Light Weight Baggage   10/1957   ACF 10/1957  Sold to MP(10) & GM&O(15) 1962-64  
405  BE Light Weight Baggage            Sold to GM&O renumber as #457 Preserved  at the Monticello Railway Museum,Monticello, IL
407 BE               D&H Color Guide pg 12
                   
443 BE Baggage Car   1956 Rebuilt 1956 from #702       D&H Color Guide pg 12
444 BE Baggage Car   1956 Rebuilt 1956 from #709       D&H Color Guide pg 12
                   
447-470 BE Baggage Car              
464 BE Baggage-Mail Car             D&H In Color V1 Pg 53
                   
471-475 BE Baggage Car              
476,477 BE Baggage Car              
478-483 BE       Rebuilt Late 1930's ACF 1916    
478 BE Baggage-Mail Car             D&H Color Guide pg 11
481 BE Baggage-Mail Car             D&H In Color V1 Pg 64
483 BE Baggage-Mail Car             D&H Color Guide pg 113
484-487 BE Baggage              
488 BE Baggage-Mail Car             Gerrit Bruin's Book Page 77
489 BE Baggage-Mail Car             D&H In Color V1 Pg 53
490 BE                
491-499 BE                
500 PV Business Car    1917   Pullman 1917 Sold to NdeM 1978 Gerrit Bruin's Book Page 124
D&H In Color V1 Pg 21
?   Open Platform Coach           MOW #35215 Gerrit Bruin's Book Page 31
D&H In Color V1 Pg 44
653   Coach (Pay Car)   1893 Rebuilt 1927 Wasson 1893 MOW #35222 Gerrit Bruin's Book Page 124
?   Round Roof Commuter Coach           MOW #35511 D&H In Color V1 Pg 32
                   
701-708 MB Arch Roof Baggage Mail Cars   1928-1930   ACF 1928-1930    
701 MB Arch Roof Baggage Mail Cars   1928-1930   ACF 1928-1930   D&H Color Guide pg 11
708 MB Arch Roof Baggage Mail Cars   1928-1930   ACF 1928-1930   D&H Color Guide pg 11
709-711 MB Baggage Mail Cars   1917   Pullman Standard 1917 Renumbered from 729-731  
710 MB Baggage Mail Car           Sold to Gettysburg RR D&H Color Guide pg 11
                   
716 MB Baggage Mail Car              
                   
718-720 MB Baggage Mail Car              
721,722 MB Baggage Mail Car              
                   
800-847 BM Milk Car              
                   
1001 PB Coach    1967 EL #1001 Standard Steel Car 1925   D&H Color Guide pg 19
1010 PB Coach   1967 EL #1010 Standard Steel Car  1925    
1012 PB Coach (4x5)   1967 EL #1012 Standard Steel Car 1925   D&H Color Guide pg 19
1014 PB Coach   1967 EL #1014 Standard Steel Car 1925    
1021 PB Coach   1967 EL #1021 Standard Steel Car 1925    
                   
9561   Dome Car     Amtrak #9561       D&H Color Guide Pg 25
                   
16611-16619   Refrigerator, Pax Equip              
16850-16890   Produce, Pax Equip              
 
NOTES ON D&H WOOD PASSENGER CARS
Extracted from a book of diagrams published by Carl Munck
Combination
Cars
 
 
101  Formerly 545 and 539; built by D&H in 1904 and rebuilt in 1926. 4 wheel trucks and arch roof.  Listed on OER as late as 1953. 40 seat capacity with 35'2 ¼" baggage compartment and 33'9" passenger compartment. Overall length 76' 5 3/8"
102  Formerly 546 and 549; built by D&H in 1904 and rebuilt in 1927. Virtually identical to #101, this car had 2 pairs of windows either side of the baggage door. Reportedly sold to the Blackmont and Haverhill RR.
103  Rebuilt by the D&H at an unrecorded date from an AC&F coach of 1907, the car had a clerestory roof and rode on 4 wheel trucks. Baggage compartment was 26' 2 7/8" while the passenger compartment was 33' 9 3/8". 40 seat capacity. Gone by 1955.
105  Rebuilt by the D&H in 1940 into a combine from ACF coach #340, the car had a 
baggage compartment of 32'2 7/8" and a passenger compartment for 30 of 27' 9 3/8". 
Clerestory roof with 4 wheel trucks.
106  Originally built as an ACF coach #322 in 1903, it was later renumbered 269 and rebuilt into a combine by the D&H in 1943. It was painted in the World's Fair paint scheme
and had a capacity of 28 passengers. It was retired by 1955.
107  Shown as being built by Wasson in 1893 as car 197 (later 544), it was rebuilt by D&H in 1928 and renumbered to 107. It had a capacity of 36 passengers and rode on 4-wheel Commonwealth express reefer trucks equipped with Hyatt Roller Bearings. Baggage compartment was 36' 10" while the passenger compartment was 30' 1". The car had two pairs of baggage doors and a blind end, with open platform on the other. It is frequently seen in photos of the Carbondale local trains.
108  Built by ACF in 1907, the open platform car had originally been numbered 329 and then 547.  Although not noted as such, it appears to be another rebuild of the truss rodded coaches.
109  Same data as above, except originally listed as 330 and then 548.
111  Built as an open platform coach (#326 renumbered #550, the car had a capacity of 18 passengers.  A photo of the car as #550 was taken on 9/20/36 in Oneonta. The photo is in the collection of Bob's Photos.
112  Built by ACF in 1907 as open platform coach 328, it was renumbered to 551 and later to 112.  No date is given for the rebuild. The car diagram shows 3 bunks in the passenger compartment, so the car is a bit of a mystery.
Diner   
153  Built by Barney & Smith in 1904, the car was originally numbered 600 (later 605 and finally 153.  It was rebuilt in 1926 with an arch roof. It rode on 6-wheel Commonwealth top equalized trucks and is reported to have a Colonial décor, as if a Vermont tavern.  The car is also reported to have worn the World's Fair scheme at one time. Its retirement date is uncertain-Munck says 1962, but the D&H had purchased replacements well prior to that.
161  Another B&S product of 1904, it was rebuilt with a new interior and a arch roof in 1927.  The car had a capacity of 28 with a small dining section for 14 and parlor seats for 14.  The car was one of the first applications of air conditioning on the railroad.
162  Almost identical to 161, this car was rebuilt in 1931 and renumbered from its original 602. Both cars are listed as no longer on the 1946 car listing.
163  This car is reported to have been home built as car #603 in 1932 and renumbered by 1942.  It originally had a clerestory roof and was given the arch roof during rebuilding.  It was air-conditioned and is listed as assigned to the Saratoga-Champlain divisions.
601  A Barney & Smith car of 1904, it was built as a parlor-café car. Rebuilt in 1927 by the D&H, this car and sister 602 were used on the Susquehanna Division trains 305-308 until sometime in the mid-1930's. The cars were equipped with Timken roller bearing trucks. Both were out of service by 1946.
602  See above..
603  See 163 above.
606  Another B&S car from 1907, it was rebuilt by the D&H in 1927 with an arch roof. This was a diner-café, so the original parlor café usage remained. Parlor featured 8 seats and the dining section seated 16.
607  The car is listed as being built by the D&H in 1928, but construction features suggest that it was a rebuild of an earlier car-probably another B&S parlor café. It seated 40 customers.  In 1940 the car was extensively rebuilt (pull off the door knobs and start from there!) and emerged as diner 151. As such it was painted into the World's Fair colors and served another 20+ years.
608  Surprise, this time it started as an ACF product of 1907, car 324. It was rebuilt into pay car 650 and in 1922 converted into diner 608. It was the smallest on the roster, a total of 69' 5 ½" overall. It was out of service by 1946. Its capacity is shown as 30 diners.
Coaches   
240  B&S class of 1904, it started as car 246. It was rebuilt in 1932 with a capacity of 82. 
241  B&S class of 1904, originally car 248. Also rebuilt in 1932 when the letter-board was deepend to replace the arch windows.
2nd 241  Munk lists this as a business car on the G&J. It is the restoration of on of the Penn Division commuter cars, As such it was built by Wasson in 1893 and had been in company service prior to the restoration.  Its numbers are unknown but samples of such cars include 30110 and 30111. Does anyone know what happened to this car?
242  Another B&S of 1907, it was rebuilt in 1932. It was the only arch roof car retaining its arch windows as of 1946.
243-245  B&S of 1904, the cars were rebuilt by the D&H in 1922 eliminating the arch windows.  243 and 244 are reported as having the streamlined paint scheme as their final paint.
259, 262-263  More B&S cars, this time class of 1907, originally numbered 346, 350 and 351 respectively.  These cars featured steel center sills.
247-251, 255, 256, 258  All B&S of 1904, they were rebuilt at an unknown date, probably post 1922, with lowered letter boards. 248 and 250 are reported as having carried the World's Fair colors.
252  Another B&S class of 1904, this car varied from the above in being slightly loner and having luggage racks in the interior. 252 is also reported as carrying the World's Fair scheme.
253, 254, 257  More of the same class, 253 was originally built as 259. No rebuilding data is listed. Capacity is listed as 82.
260, 261  B&S class of 1907, these cars retained their arch windows to end of service.
264  B&S class of 1904, this car differed in having a smoking section portioned off in the car.
265  Originally car 261 from 1904, the car was rebuilt at some point with deeper letter board and no 
arch windows. It also had a smoking section portioned off-a practice continued on some of the 
steel coaches later ordered by D&H.
271  An ACF car of 1903 as 236, it was renumbered to 344 and finally 271. Rebuilt by the company in 1927,  it had a steel center sill, Disposition date is unknown.
273, 276  ACF of 1907, these cars had a capacity of 66. These cars were never rebuilt and lasted at least through 1946.
274,275,277,279,281, 282  More ACF of 1907, they were originally numbered 334,335,337,339,341 and 342 in that order. These cars had a capacity of 74 (no luggage rack show on the interior) and were never rebuilt.
285  A Wasson product of 1893 it was originally D&HCCo #268. It was later renumbered 13!  It was rebuilt in 1927 and retained its open platforms. Used on the Penn Division, it is  show as only having 32 seats set up in the middle of the car. Its use is unknown.
287-299  Wasson cars of 1893, all were rebuilt in 1929 and 1930. Capacity is listed as 82.
Business
Cars
 
Data is taken from the 1927 Inspection of Lines Book and from the 1936 update, both published by the D&H Press, with observations as noted. Additional information from W. Mischler collection.  Tracking the cars history is a bit of a puzzle. Company records show 3 cars in service as of the end of 1910. In 1920, the fleet had expanded to 4 cars and on 12/31/56 the fleet numbered five cars. 
50   (see 1st Car 500)
80  D&H Canal Company Gravity RR "Officers Car" built in Carbondale, 1886 to 4'3"gauge.
1st #100   (See Car 199)
2nd #100  Purchased from the Norfolk and Western sometime around 9/76. Originally N&W Car #102, with diagram dated 8/15/57. Sleeps 8 plus 2 porters. The car was transferred to GTI and remains on their roster.

More precise data is required.
#199  Built in 1904, the car shell was built by the Oneonta Shops and the interior was constructed as a kit by Barney and Smith of Dayton. The car included a 16' observation section, a 13' dining section, a 6'6" kitchen, a 3'2" pantry, 2 staterooms, 6 berths and 2 folding beds.

The car was rebuilt by Oneonta in 1924 and renumbered 100. It featured a wood body with steel end reinforcements, a steel underframe and measured 67' over the end sills and 77'7" over the buffers. The observation section was modified to 15', the dining room to 14'. The interior was black walnut with head lining of light gray and included 1 drawing room, 1 stateroom and berths for a sleeping capacity of 7 excluding the porters. The rebuilding included electric lights. The car rode on six wheeled trucks and weighed 158,000 lbs.

Became Riding Car # 30107 by 1/1/41.

Its retirement date is unknown.
1st #200  Originally built by the Wasson Manufacturing Co. in 1893, the car was constructed with wood underframe and truss rods and weighed in at 69,300 lbs. It rode on four wheeled pedestal trucks and featured a mahogany and ash interior. The car was rebuilt in 1904 to 65'5" length over sills and a weight of 122,000 lbs. The rebuilding included conversion to six wheeled trucks and the addition of a steel channel underframe.

In 1927, car 200 underwent a rebuilding the likes of which suggest that the only original features left on the car were its doorknobs! The body was rebuilt with a metal frame superstructure, fishbelly steel underframes and metal side sills. The interior featured black walnut paneling with hardware finished in a satin silver. It included 3 "Pullman" compartments, with a sleeping capacity of 8 excluding porters, and a 29' observation section. The car measured 73' over end sills and weighed in at 160,500 lbs.

Suggestion that the car was rebuilt again with steel siding in 1940.

This car was sold to the Mexican National Railway just prior to the Guilford purchase of the D&H. More precise information regarding the date of sale and current location or condition is needed.

1st #300  Originally built by the Gilbert Car Works in 1886, the car was originally known as Directors Car #500. Car was renumbered 50 after an overhaul in Oneonta in 1911. It was then renumbered on 6/18/1920 when the car was remodeled into Dining Car #608.

The car was rebuilt again by Oneonta Shops in 1923, reappearing as Car 300. The car was of wood construction with steel end reinforcements. Body length was 73?6? and 84?1 and ?? over end sills. It featured a 12?3? observation section, 12?10 and ?? dining section, 2 staterooms and 1 drawing room with sleeping capacity of 9 plus porters. The car?s interior featured mahogany paneling with head lining of light blue. After reconstruction, the car weighed 166,000 lbs.

Records say the car was converted to Riding Car #30108 by 1/1/41.

A recent purchase from Bob's Photos (37 Spring Street, Ansonia, CT 06401, 203-734-6666) shows the car in Albany on 4/19/36 and again in Oneonta on 5/22/60. The 1960 photo shows the car in company service on what appears to be the Oneonta wreck train as car 30108.

Its retirement date is unknown.
2nd #300  Built by Pullman in 1928, this car is believed to be car #2 of the New York Central. D&H diagram S-41328 shows its outline dated 12/13/1955. The car apparently came to the D&H with President William White (D&H President 1954-1966). The car was present in several paint schemes through the 1950?s and returned to the original owner when Mr. White left the D&H. It continued service as #300 through the E-L merger. It was seen on EL and D&H in EL colors as #300 through the late 1960?s.

A photo of Penn Central #2 taken in Springfield, MA on 4/1/71 looks like the same car. Photo caption says the car became a Conrail car (unknown #). Another photo of PC #7 is also similar.

Its current location or condition is unknown.
#400   (see 2nd 500 below) 
1st #500  (see 1st 300) Built by Gilbert Car Works in 1886.
2nd #500  Originally built by Pullman Standard in 1911, the car was 73'6" over sills and weighed 174,300 lbs. Its interior featured Cuban mahogany and Circasian walnut paneling. It featured 1 drawing room and 1 stateroom and had a sleeping capacity of 10 people excluding the porters. Of note is the exterior, which was made of steel sheathing interlocked to resemble wood construction.

The car was renumbered as 400 probably at about the time of the delivery of the 2nd Car 500 in 1917. 

The car still exists in the collection of the National Museum of Transportation, St. Louis, MO.  It was donated by President Hiltz in 1962-supposedly with all interior fittings intact.

The current condition of the car is unknown.

3rd #500  Built by Pullman Standard in 1917, the car measured 73'6" over sills and weighed 179,000 lbs. upon delivery. Interior fittings included Cuban mahogany and West Indian satinwood paneling. There were 2 staterooms and 1 drawing room with sleeping arrangements for 10 excluding porters.

During the operation of the railroad under Federal control, the car was known as "U.S.R.A. No. 133".

The car was sold to the Mexican National Railways along with Car 200.

Its current location or condition is unknown.
Baggage
Cars
 
 
403   A rather unusual car, it is an open platform car with cupola. Originally D&H 414, it was rebuilt in 1884, making it one of the oldest cars in service. It was entirely made of wood and was scrapped by 1938.
411   Built by the company in 1884 as 431, it was rebuilt and renumbered in 1925. Arch roofed it was 53' 7 ½ " over buffers. It was not equipped with diaphragms.
412   Built by the company in 1891 as 434, it was rebuilt and renumbered in 1925. It featured a clerestory roof and off set pairs on baggage doors.
414-416   Built by the company in 1891 as 439, 441 and 442 respectively, the cars were rebuilt in 1925.  They had the same overall length as car 411 above, and at least 2 survived into the mid 1970's in company service.
447-448   Built by the company as 444 in 1892 and 425 in 1891, they were rebuilt in 1931 and 1930 respectfully. 
They featured arch roofs and were 64' 5 ½" overall. 447 rode on Taylor trucks while 448 rode on 
standard 4-wheel trucks.
449  Originally built in 1906 as baggage-mail car 727, the car was renumbered after a rebuilding in 1913.  It was 5" taller than cars 447-470 and had a width 5" less.
450-453,457-460,464,470  Built between 1891 and 1909 the cars rode on a mix of Taylor and Standard trucks.  They were rebuilt by the company between 1929 and 1931.
454-455  Built in 1901 and 1902 they were originally numbered 471 and 497. No rebuilding date is listed. Both were 65' overall.
462, 463, 465, 466  All 4 cars were built in 1905 and rebuilt in 1929 (462 was rebuilt in 1927-perhaps as a class leader for the rest). They were 64' 5 ½" overall and rode on 4-wheel standard trucks.  All featured a steel center sill and truss rods.
467-469  Built in 1906 to the same length as above, the cars were rebuilt in 1926, retaining their clerestory roofs.
471-475  ACF cars of 1907, their overall length was 64' 2". There were never rebuilt.  471 had an arch roof, the rest had clerestory. 2 cars were in the Oneonta wreck train by 1955-30048 and 30054.
476-477   Built by the company in 1901, there were unusual in having 6-wheel trucks and windows at the ends of the car. 476 was rebuilt in 1915 and 477 in 1917. The rebuilds may well have been to convert them from gas to electric lighting. The 6-wheel Pullman trucks were replaced with standard 4-wheel trucks in 1947.
484-485   Built in 1902 as 950 and 951, these cars were rebuilt in 1930 and 19298. 485 had sanitary facilities installed for a baggage man in 1949.
486-487  Built by the D&H in 1891 and 1893, they rebuilt in 1926. The cars had arch roofs and were the common 64' 5 ½" overall. All had steel center sills.
488-490  Built by ACT in 1907 as 954, 955 and 953, the cars were rebuilt in 1928. 488 received an arch roof while the others retained the clerestory. All cars were 69' 2" overall
491-499  Built between 1889 and 1897, their original numbers were in the 707-716 group (suggesting they might have been RPO's!). The cars were rebuilt between 1913 and 1915, about the time of the arrival of the steel mail cars! They remained in service until 1955.
Baggage-Mail
Cars
 
 
716  Originally built by the D&H as 726, the car was rebuilt in 1914. It featured as steel center sill and no diaphragms. Overall length was 64' 8 ¼ ". This car apparently served as the North Creek RPO. It was removed from service by 1948.
718  Built by the company as 700 in 1884, it was rebuilt in 1924. Overall length is 53' 8-¼".  It featured a steel center sill and no diaphragms. It was rebuilt with an arch roof.
719-720   Built in 1883 as 701 and 705, they were rebuilt in 1913. Overall length is 53' 8-½".  Both cars appear to have served in Penn Division traffic.
721-722  Ex 490-491, they were built in 1896. They were rebuilt in 1917 and retained the clerestory roof.  Overall length is 61' 11 ¼". Both had a 15' 5" RPO section, but only 721 carried a stove in the compartment.
Milk Tank
Cars
 
 
800, 801, 824, 825  By 1946 only 4 cars remained on the roster. The lower pair were built in 1898 while the higher pair were 1905 and 1906. 828 was rebuilt in 1927 while the other three were finished in 1930. All were 53' 7 ½" in overall length. All rode on Commonwealth express reefer trucks.
802,804,829,831  All were built by the D&H, the first wo in 1900 as 462 and 464. The last pair were products of 1906. The car diagram indicates the presence of 6 vents on each side running the length of the car at about floor height. All were listed as rebuilt in 1911.

Updated: 07 March, 2003


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