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   Location and Information  Date  Photo Credit
2003   Long Island City NY
Slumbercoach
ex NYC
 March 20, 1976  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner 
2028
Loch Tarbet
 part of the Broadway Limited
ex BN/ NP 329
nee MP 699 Southland
 June 14, 1975  Bob Schmidt
2029
Loch Katrina
 Long Island City NY
Slumbercoach
built 1959as B&O "Restland"
Then BN 330 "Loch Katrina"
 June 4, 1977  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner 

 2029
Loch
Katrina
 Jacksonville FL August 1980 Bill Folsom
2030
Loch Lochey
 Long Island City NY
Slumbercoach
Built in 1959 as B&O 7704 "Thriftland" sold to the NP in 1964
ex BN / Northern Pacific 332
later Amtrak number 2091
 April 1976 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner 
 TC 2095
Silver Repose
 Nashville TN
on the Tennessee Central
built by Budd 1956 for the Denver Zephyr - ex BN ex CB&Q 4903
ex Amtrak 2023 - renumbered 2095 when converted to head end power - 24 single rooms 8 doubles
 February 12, 2000  Jeff Lubchansky



THE HARBOR SERIES

Amtrak slumbercoaches 2050 DUNKIRK HARBOR, 2052 MONROE HARBOR, 2054 TOLEDO HARBOR, and 2056 VERMILION HARBOR were all built by Budd in 1949 as 22 roomette sleepers for general assignment to New York Central trains. They were NOT built for the Twentieth Century Limited as this train was not assigned (fluted stainless steel) 22 roomette sleepers built by Budd, although the consist did include (painted Corten steel) 22 roomette sleepers built by Pullman Standard.

In 1961, NYC had Budd rebuild 10 of their 22 roomette sleepers into "sleepercoaches" (a NYC term) with 16 single rooms and 10 double rooms.

While serving NYC, these 4 cars and their 6 sisters were a pool assigned to: The Twentieth Century Limited, The New England States, The Ohio State Limited, The Cleveland Limited, The Wolverine
2050
Dunkirk Harbor
Boston MA
South Station 
ex NYC 10364 Built in 1949
became NYC 10810
then PC 4200, later Amtrak 2000, later Amtrak 2052
 January 1992 Dick Leonhardt

2050
Monroe
Harbor

Hialeah FL

 September 5, 1999

 Jeff Lubchansky

 Fairport Harbor
2051

 Hialeah FL

 September 5, 1999

 Jeff Lubchansky
  2052
Monroe
Harbor
 Elkhart IN
ex NYC Built in 1949 as NYC 10367 MONROE HARBOR became NYC 10814 later PC 4204 later Amtrak 2002 later Amtrak 2050
1993 Dick Leonhardt 
  2055
Toledo
Harbor
Chicago IL 
Union Station ex NYC Built in 1949 as
NYC 10379 became NYC 10816 later PC 4206 later Amtrak 2004 later Amtrak 2055
November 1993  Dick Leonhardt 
 2055
Toledo
Harbor
Chicago IL   May 1988   Jim Hebner
   2056
Vermilion
Harbor
 Albany NY
ex NYC Built in 1949 as NYC 10372 VERMILION HARBOR became
NYC 10818 - later PC 4208 later
Amtrak 2006 later Amtrak 2056
wrecked in 1995 at Batavia NY in
derailment of the Lake Shore Limited
June 1990   Dick Leonhardt

 

 2080
Loch Sloy
 Hialeah FL
Slumbercoach with 24 single rooms and 8 double rooms - Built in 1959 for the Northern Pacific North Coast Limited
former Amtrak 2024, ex BN/NP 325 (Loch Sloy)
 November 19, 1998

 Jeff Lubchansky
 

 2081
Loch Long
 Hialeah FL
Slumbercoach with 24 single rooms and 8 double rooms Built in 1959 for Washington DC to San Antonio service on B&O and MP - sold to NP in 1964
ex Amtrak 2035, ex BN/NP 331(Loch Long), ex B&O 7703 (Sleepland)
 November 19, 1998

 Jeff Lubchansky
 

2082
Loch Rannoch
Slumbercoach with 24 single rooms and 8 double rooms Built in 1959 for NYC 20th Century Limited - sold to the NP in 1964
ex Amtrak 2035, exBN 1489 (Loch Rannoch), ex NP 334 (Loch Rannoch),
ex NYC 10801
 June 1995  Bill Hakkarinen
 

 2082
Loch
Rannoch
 No longer in Amtrak service , today the car is for sale
former NP 334, former NYC 10801, Lot 9691-090, Pullman Plan 9540, Budd built 1959 as 24 Single Room, 8 Double Room Slumbercoach. Car was HEP'd. Missing HEP, A/C system (undercar) and electrical locker. Not complete.
Click for details
 August 1999

 ITAC. Inc
 

2091
Loch Lochey
  unknown location
Built in 1959 as B&O 7704 (Thriftland) sold to the NP in 1964
ex BN / Northern Pacific 332
first Amtrak number 2030
 October 1987 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner 
 

2091
Loch Lochey
 No longer in Amtrak service, today the car is for sale - built 1959 as 24 Single Room, 8 Double Room Slumbercoach, Lot 9691-090, Pullman Plan 9540. Full HEP - Car is complete and operational. Could use interior fluff
Click for details
 August 1999

 ITAC. Inc
 

2092
 Chicago IL  March 1995  Bill Hakkarinen

2097
 at Baltimore's B&O Museum
former B&O Dreamland
2097 is a 24 Single Room, 8 double room Heritage Slumber Coach. Originally built for the B&O and named "Dreamland," it is seen at Baltimore's B&O Musuem in August, 1997. the car was donated to the museum, and is open to the public on special occasions.
 August 1997  Bill Hakkarinen

2097
 at Baltimore's B&O Museum

 1999

 John Berger
 2219
Indian
Song
ex ATSF 911
built by PS in 1947 as 24 duplex roomette - rebuilt in 1964 to 11 double bedrooms for use on the Super Chief 
 August 1973  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
2231
Hialeah
  Hialeah FL
Former SCL 6101
the Hialeah in Hialeah
 February 2, 1999  Jeff Lubchansky

 2232
Ocala
 Hialeah FL

 September 5, 1999

 Jeff Lubchansky

 Placid Series 11 bedroom sleepers - ex Union Pacific 1501-1510 built in 1956
 2260
Placid Bay
 Milwaukee WS
ex Union Pacific 1501
 December 20, 1978 Jim Sponholz 
 Placid Harbor
2261
 ex Union Pacific 1502  July 1975  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 Placid Harbor
2261
 San Louis Obispo CA  July 6, 1973  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 no photo yet  2262
Placid Haven
 ex Union Pacific 1503    
 no photo yet  2263
Placid Lake
 ex Union Pacific 1504    
 2264
Placid Meadow
 Whitefish MT
ex Union Pacific 1505
December 20, 1978  Jim Sponholz  
 no photo yet  2265
Placid Scene
 ex Union Pacific 1506    
 2266
Placid Sea
 ex Union Pacific 1507  March 27, 1976  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 no photo yet  2267
Placid Vale
 ex Union Pacific 1508    
 no photo yet  2268
Placid Valley
 ex Union Pacific 1509    
 no photo yet  2269
Placid Waters
 ex Union Pacific 1510    
 2437
Pacific Ocean
 Chicago IL
former UP 1429
built 1950
used in Auto Train Service
 May 1999  Jim Hebner
   2440
Pacific Beach
 Chicago IL

 May 1999

 Jim Hebner
   2441
Pacific Cove
 Chicago IL  May 1988   Jim Hebner
   2446
Cypress Grove
 Chicago IL

 July 2, 1999

 Jim Hebner
   2446
Cypress Grove
 Chicago IL

 July 2, 1999

 Jim Hebner
   2446
Cypress Grove
 Pittsburgh PA

 August 17, 1999

 Jeff Lubchansky
 2446
Cypress Grove
 Horseshoe Curve

 October 3, 1999

 Jeff Lubchansky
2450
Beach Grove
 Depew NY  March 2, 1996 Mike Zollitsch
 2450
Beach Grove

 Chicago IL

 May 1999

 Jim Hebner
   Elk Grove  on a special going to Quebec  June 16, 1998

 Jeff Lubchansky
 
2461

The Silver Crag
built as CB&Q 429,
former Amtrak 2461,
is now owned by the Massachusetts Call/Volunteer
Firefighters Association.
Her new reporting marks are
MCVX 429. Her interior is in
good shape and soon it will
join our Safety Train program.
10/13/2001
John R O'Neill
 
 2464
Silver
Isle

 Built by Budd 1952 for CB&Q as #432 - a 10-6 sleeper for use on the Blackhawk and American Royal Zephyr.-Became BN 432 when BN formed (1970?)-became Amtrak property in April 1971 and was renumbered 2659 in Jan 1975-became 2464 when converted to headend power. Today it isowned by Massachusetts Volunteer Firefighters Association and is being converted to a training car

   
 

 The start of the new life for the Silver Isle. It was quite a job to get the Amtrak stripping off. Also, Amtrak painted the vestibule doors and
moldings with many, many coats of paint. It took 5 coats of paint remoiver, but it's off. Window area will be painted in the spring.

During removal of all the Amtrak lettering from the sign board and found the outline of the original lettering. The Silver Isle is lettered as it was for the CB&Q.

 October 14, 2000
 John R O'Neil
 Former Amtrak Sleeper, the Silver Isle, was used at a training location in Huntington, MA.
( CSX Boston Line ). For over
an hour, emergency responders performed search and rescue drills. This was the first trip for the Silver Isle in its Safety Train program. Also, it was the first stop for Safety Train II. There are 6 stops in three states planned for the fall program. Safety Train I has just departed the Georgia Fire Academy.
 October 14, 2000
 John R. O'Neil
 New York NY
Penn Station
 February 2001
 Jeff Lubchansky

 Hialeah FL
ex Amtrak 2662
Former CB&Q 435
November 19, 1998 
 Jeff Lubchansky
 Hialeah FL
November 19, 1998 
 Jeff Lubchansky
 
 Sacramento CA
 Jan 12, 1974
 Mel Lawrence
 
 ex CB&Q 436, Budd built 1952 as 10 & 6 sleeper, mostly complete, has 27 point & MU, pre-work for HEP. reportedly was victim of poor quality repairs, Needs center sill & side sill repairs Interior in primer. Excellent body with full skirting (missing corner skirts).
Click for more details
 August 1999
 ITAC. Inc

ex SCL 6624 built 1949

later Amtrak 2476

June 1972
from the
collection of
Jim Hebner

ex SCL 6628 exSAL 40
built 1949

later Amtrak 2478

June 1972
Jim Sponholz
 Long Island City NY
ex PRR 8334
Ex Penn Central 4368
Built 1949
 June 1977
from the
collection of
Jim Hebner 
Randolf MN
ex Penn Central 4372
exPRR 8338
built by Budd 1949
June 22,.2001
Vlad Kedrovsky
Palm Arch on the Lone Star at Houston -- Ready for the daily morning departure to Chicago. 
 August 78
 Gary Morris
 Salinas CA
 January 1975
 Dick Leonhardt
 
Houston TX
10-6 sleeper (ex SCL,SAL) on the eastbound Sunset Ltd
 May 1976
 Gary Morris
   
 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 Nashville TN
ex Southern now
restore to Southern
 February 12, 2000
 Jeff Lubchansky


Pacific Series - built by Budd for UP as 10-6 sleeper 1946-50
Amtrak 2600-2642 after converted to Head End Power 2880 and up series


 ex UP 1404  July 5, 1976  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 California?
former UP 1414
 October 1979  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
  Long Island City NY
ex UP 1422
 March 20, 1976  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner 
  on 2nd section Southern Crescent arriving Atlanta GA August 1975   Gary Morris
 Milwaukee WS
ex UP 1433
unknown
date
 Jim Sponholz
 unknown location  September 1974  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 unknown location  July 1977   form the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 Houston TX
10-6 sleeper
(ex-Union Pacific 1440)
on Sunset Limited
 February 1978  Gary Morris
    ex Amtrak 2881, 2630
ex UP 1437
In 2001 the car was based in Montreal , Canada. It is Amtrak approved and assigned Amtrak PV number 800355
August 2001   Richard Longpre
   Pacific Sands is the only Pacific sleeper with the interior layout intact
(no handicap roomette), a Pullman Co. Armour yellow original scheme from its
early years of service, and original solex green tinted glazing.
 August 2001  Richard Longpre
   When built, Pacific Sands,
(along with 24 sister cars
out of the 50 built) received a two tone gray paint job. Within two years, all 25 cars were repainted into the Armour yellow Overland route scheme, as seen in the pictures.
 August 2001   Richard Longpre
 
Seattle WA
Pacific Sands has been owned by Pullman Adventures since 6/2003.
After a 1 year rebuilding period, it is now in private charter service in
its original 10 and 6 configuration. The old porters room is now the shower and general toilet and the old general toilet is now a beverage bar. It is equipped with a 65 kw generator, full retention and everything else that is
needed to be a fully self-contained railcar. www.pullmanadventures.com
2005   Douglas R. Spinn
Still in Union Pacific colors and Number 1403- renumbered Amtrak 2602 in November 1975 - later became 2880  November 1972

 form the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 Chicago IL May 1999  Jim Hebner 
 Chicago IL  May 1988  Jim Hebner 
 Albany/Rensselaer NY
ex Union Pacific 1438
ex Amtrak 2631
 September 24, 1996  Jeff Finch
 Chicago IL
ex Union Pacific 1415
ex Amtrak 2611
 May 1980  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
Albany NY
former Union Pacific 1415
former Amtrak 2611 
 June 1990 Dick Leonhardt 
  Chicago IL
arriving on Amtrak's Panama
Limited on . The car is actually owned by Amtrak, but it is still
identified as UP 1423 PACIFIC ISLAND.
 April 7, 2001  John H. Kuehl
 storage at Amtrak's Beech Grove shop, pending disposition. Car is now identified as Amtrak
2917 PACIFIC ISLAND
 September 1996  Richard Longpre
 Washington DC
Union Station
now a private car PACIFIC ISLAND (PPCX 800708)
on the head end of Amtrak train 79, the Carolinian, at on . Car has been converted to a six double bedroom cafe lounge floor plan.
 April 6, 2001  Jack Deasy.
 Houston TX
former Union Pacific 1447
former Amtrak 2640
 February 1978

 Gary Morris
   Chicago IL
now a crew dorm lounge with a new number
ex Union Pacific 1415
ex Amtrak 2911 nee 2631
 May 1999

 Jim Hebner


The Pine Series
10 roomette / 6 bedroom originally built for the AT&SF
Amtrak had 24 of these cars original series numbers 2710-2733 .
  Pine Pass
Pine Leaf
Pine Dawn
Pine Island
 Side view of 2457-60  April 1989  Amtrak
  Pine Pass
Pine Leaf
Pine Dawn
Pine Island
 Interior view of 2457-60  April 1989  Amtrak
  Pine Pass
Pine Leaf
Pine Dawn
Pine Island
 View of mechanicals looking thru floor  April 1989  Amtrak
  Pine Pass
Pine Leaf
Pine Dawn
Pine Island
 "B" end view  April 1989  Amtrak
 2715
Pine Crest
     
 2710
Pine
Arroyo
  Location unknown  August 1973  Photographer unknown from the
collection of
Dan Halpert
  Pine Pass
2457
Houston TX
ex Amtrak 2727
(ex-Santa Fe 1638)
shown here on the Sunset Limited
believed to be in service
may be a crew dorm car now
February 1978  Gary Morris
 2989
Pine Fern
 Boston MA
South Station
former ATSF 1627 / Amtrak 2717
 November 1993  Dick Leonhardt
   2989
Pine Fern
Boston MA
South Station
former ATSF 1627 / Amtrak 2717
 Nov 1993 Dick Leonhardt 

 Pine Brook
former 2995
2500

 SANFORD FL
Now Dorm Lounge for crew
renumbered 2500

 Sept 7, 1999

 Jeff Lubchansky
 2994
Pine
Lodge
 Portland OR
on train #26
ex Amtrak 2725
 Dec 19, 1981  Jim Sponholz
   Pine Hill
2733
Temple TX
later renumbered to Amtrak 2996 (ex-Santa Fe 1632)
shown here on the Lone Star
This car was purchased by Amtrak in 1974 - seems to have entered service in 1975
 March 1976  Gary Morris
 2769   Birmingham 10-6 sleeper (ex SCL,SAL) on the eastbound Sunset Ltd at Houston - - amt2769.jpg  May 76   Gary Morris
2990 Jim bought it from Amtrak as he recalls it was last numbered 2990 and was last in service @ Hialeah Florida.  Summer
2005
 Jim Stephenson
  2990  The car was in excellent shape and had been taken out of service just months before it was sold. It was due it's 90 day refurb that takes place in Hialeah, Amtrak wouldn't spend the money on the car, so now he bought it.   Summer
2005
  Jim Stephenson
  2990 He brought it home to Houston Texas on the Sunset Ltd. Pending side sill repairs it is 100% Amtrak compatible.     Summer
2005
  Jim Stephenson
  2990
Joseph V. MacDonald

 Westwood MA
Rt 128
ex-Pine Grove 2990
The car was renamed on Oct. 13, 1978, at the Amtrak station in St. Albans, Vermont.

Joseph V. MacDonald served on the Amtrak Board of Directors as an appointee of Senator Aiken of Vermont. As an astute statistician his attention was soon attracted to inequities in the operating costs allocated to the "Montrealer" south of Springfield as compared to the segment to the north.

The appointment to the Amttrak board reads:

"By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States under the provisions of the Rail Passenger Service Act of 1970, as amended, I have nominated, and, by and with the advice
and consent of the senate, do appoint Joseph V. MacDonald, of New York a member of the Board of Directors of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation
for a term of two years subject to the conditions prescribed by law.

The White House
July 19, 1974

[signed] Richard Nixon

December 1978  Dick Leonhardt 

 

 2991
Beatrice V MacDonald

 San Bernardino CA
former Pine Beach 2991

The car was renamed on Oct. 13, 1978, at the Amtrak station in St. Albans, Vermont.

It is now # 2501-Beatrice MacDonald, a crew dormatory car

 August 24 1980

 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner

 

3210
Keystone State
 Charlotte NC 
6 Bedroom / Cafe / Lounge
former Penn Central 4433
built in 1955 by Pullman Standard as New Haven 551 (same name)
Now owned by the
Piedmont Carolina's Chapter of the NRHS
   
   3212
Pine Tree
State
Jacksonville FL
6 Bedroom / Cafe / Lounge
former Penn Central 4435
built in 1953 for the New Haven as their 553 (same name)
August 1978  Dick Leonhardt 

 

 3212
Pine Tree
State

Charlotte NC 
Now owned by the Piedmont Carolina's Chapter of the NRHS

 April 18, 1982

 Jim Fetchero

 

 3212
Pine Tree
State

 Kingston TN
The car is rail ready, meets
Amtrak standards and is
available for charter.
Visit their site and find out more
and see more photos of the
Pine Tree State

 September 23, 1991

 Jim Fetchero
 3230
Sun Beam
 shown in service on the
NE corridor
   
  former
3231
 Nashville TN
now in service on the Broadway Dinner Train as a diner
built by Pullman Standard in 1956 as five double bedroom buffet lounge SAL 20 "HOLLYWOOD BEACH" for assignment to SAL's Silver Meteor. It one of the three distinctive "Sun Lounge" cars built for the Silver Meteor's three trainsets. The car later became SCL 6501 "SUN RAY". It served Amtrak as 3231 "HOLLYWOOD BEACH".Acquired by Broadway Dinner Train in 1989. It sleeps ten passengers comfortably, has its own galley, showers and restrooms, a full bar area, a unique sun lounge area, and even a VCR/television and stereo. It is now the private car of the Southern Junction Company, Inc; it is certified to operate as private varnish on Amtrak with private car number 800129 assigned.
January 30, 1998  Jeff Lubchansky

 

 3231
Sun Ray
   

 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
   2361
Regal City
 Houston TX
8 bedrooms / 2 drawing room
Built by ACF 1950
(ex-Santa Fe 1806)
on Sunset Limited
off roster by April 1989?
 February 1978  Gary Morris
   2350
Regal Dome
 Houston TX
8 bedrooms / 2 drawing room
Built by ACF 1950
(ex-Santa Fe 1813)
on Sunset Limited
off roster by April 1989?
February 1978  Gary Morris
  2370
Regal
Town
 Houston TX
8 bedrooms / 2 drawing room
Built by ACF 1950
(ex-Santa Fe 1834)
on Sunset Limited
off roster by April 1989?
 February 1978  Gary Morris

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