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Date: 06/22/22 19:31
Heater Car 19
Author: SD45X

Lake Whatcom Rwy Wickersham WA








Date: 06/22/22 20:44
Re: Heater Car 19
Author: krm152

Interesting photos.
BN Heater Car #19 was previously GN Heater Car #19.  It was originally an F3B built as GN #438B.
ALLEN



Date: 06/23/22 04:04
Re: Heater Car 19
Author: cozephyr

Is the Lake Whatcom Railway operational -?  Your last view was taken inside a coach - which coach-?

Your photos were taken June 22, 2022-?


SD45X Wrote:
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> Lake Whatcom Rwy Wickersham WA



Date: 06/23/22 06:23
Re: Heater Car 19
Author: NPRocky

It looks like the coach section of the former NP coffee shop coach they have, I think either the 1680 or 1681 (1682 and 1683 had more-modern overhead luggage racks), but all four of those cars had Sleepy Hollow day-night coach seats.  I've always thought those seats were removed from coach-lounges 494 through 499 when they became Travelers Rest buffet-lounge cars.



Date: 06/23/22 09:12
Re: Heater Car 19
Author: dan

so that is a sleepy hollow seat?  i was thinking they were 1 person seats, some people love them the s/h, i had heard about them but never saw one .



Date: 06/23/22 14:27
Re: Heater Car 19
Author: CPR_4000

dan Wrote:
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> so that is a sleepy hollow seat?

I think Sleepy Hollows were sort of a bucket seat?



Date: 06/23/22 17:06
Re: Heater Car 19
Author: Topfuel

CPR_4000 Wrote:
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> dan Wrote:
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> > so that is a sleepy hollow seat?
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> I think Sleepy Hollows were sort of a bucket seat?

Those are definitely not "Sleepy Hollow" seats.  Those are walk-over seats from a heavyweight car - maybe original to the car in the picture.



Date: 06/23/22 20:39
Re: Heater Car 19
Author: SD45X

Car rebuilt 1940s and seats installed then



Date: 06/23/22 20:52
Re: Heater Car 19
Author: TAW

cozephyr Wrote:
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> Is the Lake Whatcom Railway operational -?

It appears from their Facebook page that - yes.

TAW



Date: 06/23/22 22:00
Re: Heater Car 19
Author: SD45X

Frank Culp owner operator founder is walking with a cane and bad foot. Covid took his volunteers away so it's not running. 
Look at the heater car. Notice the rail is missing? And all the wood around it? Flooding took the Sumas main out and that is where the north leg of the wye switch was near the heater car and all the water ran through the "roundhouse " to the shops. He has to clean up by himself. So gonna be awhile. Most the RR looks to be in excellent shape. Lots of new ties and good rail.



Date: 06/26/22 18:06
Re: Heater Car 19
Author: bnsfdevore

Heres the coach pic - right side up.




Date: 06/28/22 07:04
Re: Heater Car 19
Author: NPRocky

No.  Sleepy Hollows were luxurious reclining seats with leg rests that folded out out of the seat ahead.  These seats are much older, non-reclining red plush seats, as far as I can tell.



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