Lehigh Valley Pullman cars

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Lehigh Valley Pullman cars

Postby Richard1 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:37 pm

Pullman Cars Assigned to Lehigh Valley Railroad

12 Section, 1 Drawing Room

Alexander 1901 wood
Amethyst 1899 wood To Tourist Car 4550; returned 4-1920. Destroyed by Pullman 4-1926
Aurelian 1901 wood Destroyed by Pullman 8-1923
Corinthian 1898 wood To Tourist Car 4610 2-1920; returned and destroyed by Pullman
Geneva 1898 wood sold 8-1918 to Western Union #1206
Grecian 1898 wood To Tourist Car 4575 4-1918
Lansdale 1912 wood To Tourist Car 2119 4-1936
Lorraine 1901 wood
Luxemburg 1901 wood
Naples 1898 wood To Tourist Car 4599; returned, 1-1920; disposition unknown
Pearl 1899 wood To Tourist Car 4613, 2-1919; returned 5-1920, disposition unknown
Pittston 1912 wood To Tourist Car 2486 9-1942
Providence 1904 wood
Samar 1904 wood Destroyed by Pullman 6-1933
Shipka 1904 wood Destroyed by Pullman 9-1934
Simula 1904 wood
Sherbrooke 1904 wood
Sladington 1912 wood To Tourist Car 2079 12-1935
Spartan 1898 wood To Tourist Car 4583, 7-1918
Timur 1904 wood Destroyed by Pullman 3-1937
Trojan 1898 wood To Tourist Car 4585; returned, disposition unknown
Wilkes Barre 1912 Sold for scrap 8-1961
Oakner 1916 Leased to Pullman 12-1948, sold for scrap 4-1959
Wesley 1915 Leased to Pullman 12-1948, sold for scrap 4-1959

8 Section, 4 Double Bedroom

Emerald Glade 1917 Orig. 12 sec. 1 DR Ralston Rebuilt 5-1933
Emerald Glen 1917 Orig. 12 sec. 1 DR Naginey Rebult 5-1933

8 Section, 1 Drawing Room

Round Tower 1925 Orig. 10 sec. 2 DR Point Spencer rebuilt 9-1939 Sold for scrap 8-1961 to Summer & Co.
Peace Tower 1925 Orig. 10 sec. 2 DR Point Roberts rebuilt 9-1939 Sold for scrap 8-1961 to Summer & Co.

10 Section, 1 Drawing Room, 2 Double Bedroom

Scenic Forest 1926 Orig. 10 sec. 2 DR Long's Peak rebuilt 8-1937 Sold for scrap 8-1961 to Summer & Co.
Scenic Highlands 1926 Orig. 10 sec. 2 DR Pike's Peak rebuilt 8-1937 Sold for scrap 8-1961 to Summer & Co.
Scenic Rapids 1925 Orig. 10 sec. 2 DR John M. Morehead on the Crescent Limited; to
Point Malcolm 10-1929; Scenic Rapids 10-1937
Sold for scrap 8-1961 to Summer & Co.
Scenic Ravine 1926 Orig. 10 sec. 2 DR Prospect Peak rebuilt 8-1937 Sold for scrap 8-1961 to Summer & Co.

10 Section, 1 Drawing Room, 2 Compartments

Lake Sanford 1924 Sold to L.V. 5-1961 Sold for scrap 8-1961 to Summer & Co.
Lake Ashley 1924 Leased to Pullman 12-1948 Sold for scrap 4-1962
Lake Long 1923 Leased to Pullman 12-1948 Sold for scrap 8-1961 to Summer & Co.
Lake Tracy 1924 Leased to Pullman 12-1948 Sold for scrap 8-1961 to Summer & Co.
Lake Disston 1926 Leased to Pullman 12-1948 Sold for scrap 8-1961 to Summer & Co.
Lake Baron 1924 Leased to Pullman 12-1948 Sold for scrap 8-1961 to Summer & Co.
Lake Vale 1923 Leased to Pullman 12-1948 Sold for scrap 8-1961 to Summer & Co.

8 Section, 5 Double Bedroom

Clover Down 1921 Orig. 12 sec. 1 DR Fleury Rebuilt 3-1940
Clover Field 1910 Orig. 12 sec. 1 DR Bustleton Rebuilt 9-1934
Clover Plant 1918 Orig. 12 sec. 1 DR Otis Rebuilt 4-1940
Clover Valley 1913 Orig. 12 sec. 1 DR Liberty Rebuilt 11-1935

Lehigh Valley Railroad Business Cars

308 Listed in 1897 as division superintendent's car.
349 L.V. R.R. 1884 wooden. 12-wheel added 1916. Scrapped Mauch Chunk Sept. 22, 1928. Body set on ground for dining car crews laying over at Packerton.

350 L.V.R.R. Oct. 1, 1908 wooden Sayre 12 wheel. 77' 11 3/4" over buffer plates. To tool car #94200 Jan. 2, 1945. Scrapped Packerton, Dec. 10, 1954

351 L.V.RR listed in 1886 as division superintendent's car.

351 L.V. Aug. 1904 12 wheel Official Electric lights added, 1911; to work car #94201, Jan. 4, 1945; scrapped, Sayre, July 3, 1959.

352 Erie RR 1878 12-wheel Official general manager's car. Electric lights added Dec., 1916; Sold to Mr. Acker, President, Centralia Colliery, Feb. 6, 1936. Had been used as pay car.

352 LV RR Rebuilt from Baggage Car #1076, Oct. 30, 1944 (originally built by Pullman, 1912). Sold to Boston & Maine, June 20, 1955 at Newark, N.J. for $31,500. Later sold to Bessemer & Lake Erie. Dimensions: 76'4" length, 9'10" wide; weight, 186,900 lbs. Ice activated air conditioning. Sleeping accommodations for 7.

353 President's car by 1886. Another early 353 is listed for the Lehigh Valley Coal Co. as private car. Repaired Sayre Feb. 2, 1911. Cancelled Oct. 28, 1911; purchased March, 1916; repaired Sayre; burned Sayre June, 1920.

353 Pullman Sept., 1916, 12 wheel President's car. Purchased from Conrail by Richard Horstman, Syracuse, in 1977. After his death sold to John Scully, Restored 1997. Currently at Steamtown, Scranton, Pa.Dimensions: 81'10" x 9'11" 202,630 lbs. Ice activated air conditioning added in 1940. Sleeping accommodations for 8.

354 Director's car in 1885 Steel under frame 1915 Became work car #96570 April 20, 1933. Scrapped Aug. 14, 1933

356 Superintendent's car (on list, 1897)

            Parlor Cars Assigned by Pullman Co. to Lehigh Valley

American Ford 1914 steel 10 sec. lounge observation. Sold to Strates Shows 8-1956.
Kings Mountain 1910 wood observation
Mount Airy 1911 wood observation
Peoria 1912 steel 10 sect. 2 to chair observation

(All 16 chairs, 7 seat, drawing room observation, May, 1896 for "Black Diamond Express"
Plan 1173, 64'6" length. Plan #1193)

"Ganoga" to Pullman Supply & Porter Car, Richmond, Calif., Aug., 1920
"Lehigh" to "Pocono" April, 1908; to Pullman Supply & Porter Car., July, 1918
"Seneca" Wrecked September, 1891 on Louisville & Nashville
"Seneca" (2nd) Pullman, 1902 Sold Western Union #1229 August, 1918 Plan 1193B)


(All 30 chairs, 1 drawing room, Pullman, Plan #2668 October, 1912)

"Cheryl" scrapped by Pullman June, 1938
"Ethelwyn" Sold to Canadian National August, 1941; to coach #5321
"Romola" to "Adorea," April, 118; Sold to Chesapeake & Ohio, June, 1941; to coach #619
"Sarah" Sold to Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac, July, 1941; to coach #558
"Strelsa" Sold August, 1941 to Canadian National; to coach #5322
"Thais" Scrapped by Pullman December, 1939
"Yvette" Sold to Northern Pacific September, 1941; to coach #636

(32 chairs, observation platform, Nov., 1912, Plan #2420; rebuilt to 40 chairs)

"Valma" Scrapped by Pullman July, 1939
"Venus" Scrapped by Pullman July, 1938

(26 parlor car chairs, 1 drawing room, observation platform, May, 1925, Plan #3957; rebuilt to 18 chairs, 1 drawing room)

"Queen Anne" Rebuilt April, 1929 as "City of Peru." Removed from lease to Pennsylvania RR, August, 1956.

"Queen Mary" Rebuilt April, 1929. Sold to Pennsylvania RR, #7125. Withdrawn from lease, October, 1956


              (All 83 feet, 6 inches in length, Plan #3984)

"Black Diamond"   Pullman November, 1927. Parlor observation "solarium." Purchased from Pullman, March 30, 1940 and re-lettered "1551."  Rebuilt 1954 with new six-wheel trucks. To #94058,  June 9, 1964 and used as "rider" to business car #353. Sold Feb. 10, 1966 to Pleasant Valley Winery, Hammondsport, N.Y.  Sold to Rahway Valley RR in 1975. When the Rahway Valley RR was purchased by Delaware Otsego Corp. in 1986  it was moved to Cooperstown where it still (2013) exists in poor condition.  43 person seating capacity. 

"White Diamond"  Pullman November, 1927. Parlor observation "solarium." Purchased from Pullman, March 30, 1940 and re-lettered "1552." Painted red. Rebuilt 1954 with new six-wheel trucks. (same background, seating and dimensions. Acquired June 1, 1970 by Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania at Strasburg. Derelict.

"Harriet"  Pullman 1927  Parlor observation "solarium." Purchased from Pullman, March 13, 1940 and re-lettered "1553." 38 seating capacity. (same background, seating and dimensions). Became tool car #94061 on March 31, 1965. Acquired by Anthracite Railroads Historical Society.*  Given to Southern Railroad of New Jersey, scrapped about 2008.

"Emerald," became the "John Wilkes" April 17, 1939.   Pullman 1927  Parlor observation "solarium." Plan 3917a. Purchased from Pullman, Nov. 25, 1944. Re-lettered "1554," March 29, 1945. (same background, seating and dimensions). Converted to tool/commissary car #94056, June 9, 1964, at Packerton. Acquired by Anthracite Railroads Historical Society, stored at Winslow, N.J. Derelict.*

"Glen Onoko" (6 compartment, 3 drawing room) 1928; leased to Pullman by New York Central,
#11144, 12-1948, withdrawn from lease 11-1957, scrapped

"Topaz" to tourist car #6110; sold Feb., 1948 to Rock Island, to work car #96268

*The ARHS  had received word that Conrail preferred to give these away after they decided to no longer maintain their own wreck trains and go to outside contractors. ARHS asked for one car and they gave them two. They had been on the Elkhart wreck train.

(Sources: The Complete Roster of Heavyweight Pullman Cars. Wayner Publications, 1985; Barger, Ralph L., A Century of Pullman Cars Vol. II. Greenberg Publishing Co. 1990; Lehigh Valley Railroad records transcribed by Joseph Fabregas, Waverly, N.Y.)
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Lehigh Valley Dining Cars Purchased by Edwards International and Resold to National Railways of Mexico

1009 Pullman 1925 Shipped 11/6/61 became #3639 Playa Norte
1012 Pullman 1928 Shipped 11/6/61 became #3640 Playa Sur
1014 Pullman 1928 Shipped 12/13/61 became #3641 Playa Azul
1015 Pullman 1928 Shipped 12/13/61 became #3642 Playa Verde
1021 Pullman 1928 Shipped 10/2/61 became #3643 Playa Oriente

1010 Pullman 1925 Shipped 11/16/61 Resold Sierra Terrchumara Mexico #601
1011 Pullman 1925 Shipped 11/29/61 Resold to Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacifico #602
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Re: Lehigh Valley Pullman cars

Postby scottychaos » Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:40 pm

Excellent! thanks Richard! :)
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