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1910 (November-December) built by Pullman, lot # 3864, plan # 2410. These cars were built "Gothic" (see note 1) style steel, and were configured with 12 (upper & lower berths) Sections and a Drawing room. The space was sold as Pullman Diagram Form # 5. As built the cars were not air-conditioned, and had a 32 Volt electrical system, rode on 6 wheel trucks and were assigned to the PRR.
 
During the late 1930's and early 1940's, most of the cars in this "lot #" were reclassed or reconfigured to TOURIST sleeping cars, due to the Depression and the outbreak of World War II. In the late 1940's some of the modernized, air-conditioned 14 Section TOURIST sleepers were returned to 1st class service, as the public awaited the new streamlined sleeping cars ordered after the war to be delivered.
 
During the 1950's most of these cars were retired, with a couple of the TOURIST sleepers in service until 1960. As retired, the cars were scrapped by Pullman, sold for scrap or sold to various railroads where they were used as Coaches or Work Service Cars.
 
The following (4) cars were sold to Pennsylvania Railroad in 1948. When received by the PRR, the cars received a number (see note 2), in addition to their name. Ice Activated air-conditioning had been installed, in these cars during June - July 1936. The cars were leased back to Pullman, who operated them for the PRR
1950 the Pullman Company assigned "Pullman Car Codes"
1953 (except MIDWAY) the cars were released from the Pullman lease, and either retired, or downgraded to coach or work service cars
 
DEWART, PRR # 8773, Pullman Car Code # ??
MARWOOD, PRR # 8869, Pullman Car Code # ??
MIDWAY, PRR # 8880, Pullman Car Code # ??, 1950 wrecked
PATAPSCO, PRR # 8897, Pullman Car Code # ??
 
From 1936 - 1938, these cars were rebuilt by Pullman to plan # 4061, which became TOURIST sleeping cars with 14 Sections, Pullman Diagram Form # 2. As rebuilt Mechancial-Brine AC was installed. 1950 most cars had their AC units, disconnected or removed.
 
ALLENPORT, 1937 to TC # 3001, 1953 to MKT
GLYNDEN, 1938 to TC # 3066, 1953 to SoRySys
GRANTLEY, 1937 to TC # 3013, 1960 scrapped
IDLEWOOD, 1917 renamed "BRADNER", 1936 to TC # 3004, 1960 scrapped
LAMBSON, 1937 to TC # 3019, 1953 to C&O
MANSFIELD, 1938 to TC # 3074, 1953 to So Pac
MILLMONT, 1937 to TC # 3025, 1954 to So Pac
MORRELL, 1938 to TC # 3063, 1953 to So Pac
 
In the 1938 this car was rebuilt by Pullman to plan # 4061, which became TOURIST sleeping cars with 14 Sections, Pullman Diagram Form # 2. As rebuilt Mechanical-Brine AC was installed.
1947 these cars were reclassed to 14 Section SLEEPING cars, and renamed in the LITTLE series.
1950 reclassed back to 14 Section TOURIST sleepers, original TOURIST number restored, and AC units, disconnected or removed.
 
ROCKVILLE, 1938 to TC # 3057, 1947 to SLEEPER LITTLE POND, 1950 to TC # 3057, 1960 scrapped
 
The following cars remained in their original "12-1" configuration, and remained in Pullman ownership, their entire career.
 
BERLIN, 1916 renamed "SCOVILLE", 1937 ice activated AC installed, Pullman Car Code # ??, 1960 scrapped
WATERFORD,1937 ice activated AC installed, Pullman Car Code # ??, 1960 scrapped
 
During 1935-1943, these cars were reclassed by Pullman to TOURIST sleeping cars with 13 Sections, Pullman Diagram Form # 45. The drawingroom, became Section # 13, with the annex sealed off, and door removed. These cars never received AC.
 
ALTOONA, 1936 to TC # 2156, 1947 scrapped
CAMBRIDGE, 1941 to TC # 1673, 1947 scrapped
FILLMORE, 1940 to TC # 1569, 1947 to So Pac
GANISTER, 1941 to TC # 1648, 1947 scrapped
HYNER, 1943 to TC # 2604, 1953 to So Pac
IVY HILL, 1940 to TC # 1571, 1954 to B&M (probably coach or baggage car)
KINGWOOD, 1943 to TC # 2598, 1954 to CRI&P
MAPLE GROVE, 1917 renamed BALDUR, 1941 to TC # 1113, 1956 to AT&SF,
MOREA, 1943 to TC # 2565, 1956 to StL&SF
MOYLAN, 1936 to TC # 2116, 1956 to AT&SF
PARKTON, 1941 to TC # 1622, 1947 to So Pac
PORT ROYAL, 1942 to TC # 2387, 1953 to AT&SF
RYDE, 1943 to TC # 2587, 1953 to AT&SF
SEABROOK, 1941 to TC # 1224,  1956 to So Pac
TOWNSEND, 1935 to TC # 2023, 1953 to Mo Pac
 
note 1; "Gothic" styled cars were built of steel, but rivets on the exterior gave the appearance of wood. Usually the windows had an either squared or rounded upper sash. During the period of 1920 - 1927, the plating was modified giving the appearance of a more modern 1920's  built "Heavyweight" steel sleeper. At this time also the upper window sashes would have been plated over.
 
note 2; As PRR received cars from Pullman, they assigned a 4 digit indentification number, in addition to the car name. The "12-1" cars were numbered alphabetically, mixing sleeping cars built in "Gothic" style, built in 1910 with "Heavyweight" steel cars built in the late 1920's.
Compiled by Richard E. Montgomery, October 2, 2006
Please note this file is not complete.
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