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1927 (April) built by Pullman, Lot # 6041, Pullman Plan # 3958A, config = 14 Section, Pullman Diagram # 2. These cars were built of heavyweight steel, were non airconditioned, rode on 6 wheel trucks, and had a 32 Volt electrical system. These cars were assigned to CMStP&P "Pioneer Limited", as built.
"Some Classic Trains" discribes these cars as 83 footers, with a Spanish motif. Arches and carved headboards made the Sections semi-private, to remove the illusion of a tunnel like effect of s standard sleeping car.
 
Floor Plan & Photo
In 1935 the following 3 cars received a Steam ejector AC system, and in 1939 they were rebuilt to plan 4084B, keeping their original names. The new configuration offered 6 Sec-6 DB, and were sold to Pullman Diagram # 18 (rooms A&B, C&D, E&F were adjoining)
 
KILBOURN, Pullman Car Code # ??, 1959 retired
LA CROSSE, Pullman Car Code # ??, 1960 sold for scrap
SPARTA, Pullman Car Code # ??, 1960 sold for scrap
 
The following 3 cars kept their original configuration, their entire career.
 
MERRIAM PARK, 1937 ice activted AC installed, Pullman Car Code # ??, 1960 sold for scrap
RED WING, as built assigned CMStP&P, 1935 Steam Ejector AC installed, 1948 to CMStP&P, LTP. 1949 WFL, retired
WABASHA, 1937 ice activted AC installed, Pullman Car Code # ??, 1960 sold for scrap
 
note 1; In 1950 the Pullman Company assigned "Pullman Car Codes" to all Pullman operated sleeping and parlour cars. These numbers were assigned to the cars "alphabetically", mixing heavyweight with lightweight equipment. I use the Pullman Company "Descriptive List of Cars", dated March 1961, guessing or assuming some of the Car Codes for cars off the roster, when this list was published.
note 2; Before the computer age, Pullman had a "Diagram" for each style or configuration of sleeping, tourist or parlour car operated in the U.S.A, Canada or Mexico. This diagram, would allow the agent to enter the name of the passenger in their assigned space. It also displayed the location on the car, where the space was located, as well as adjoining doors, or larger sized berths. Diagrams are displayed in the Pullman Company "Descriptive List of Cars", dated March 1961
Compiled by Richard E. Montgomery, October 10, 2006
I believe this file is complete
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