Pullman railway car at South Station

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Pullman railway car at South Station

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Mon Sep 27, 2004 6:23 pm

there is a pullman railway car at South Station and what i was wondering is does anyone know where it came from and what it is doing in Boston? It says on a plate on the front that says "Washington DC Chapter NRHS" It is on Track 8 and a engineer said it has been there close to a week now

here are some pics of it:

http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... bydate%3A9
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo ... bydate%3A9
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?20040 ... 019500.jpg
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Postby Ron Newman » Mon Sep 27, 2004 10:35 pm

No idea, but I saw people eating inside it around 8 pm Sunday.
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Postby CarterB » Tue Sep 28, 2004 11:12 am

The car in question is their Pullman Dover Harbor. "...Our heavy weight* passenger rail car was constructed by the Pullman Company of Chicago in July, 1923 (lot 4698, Plan 2951) as a combine baggage-library car named the Maple Shade. The 81 foot car weighed 80 tons and had a four section, twelve seat lounge, a barber shop, and a twenty-eight foot baggage area. Painted in the Pennsylvania Railroad's standard colors (tuscan red), it operated in service at the head of that railroad's name trains, including the Broadway Limited and the Spirit of St. Louis for eleven years.

In March, 1934, the Maple Shade was recalled into the Pullman Company Shops. The car was rebuilt into six double bedrooms, a buffet, and a lounge, and was renamed the DOVER HARBOR. The DOVER HARBOR and eight other cars with this same configuration were built according to plan 4015 and were designated the Dover Series. Air conditioning, which was new to railroad cars at this time, was also installed. After rebuilding the car, which weighed 87 tons, was repainted to the standard Pullman green and gold livery that it wears today."
Source: http://www.doverharbor.com/
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Tue Sep 28, 2004 1:17 pm

thanks Carter B
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