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Date: 07/20/19 21:39
Well-Loved Heavy-Weight Passenger Cars -- Ed Zarfoss
Author: MartyBernard

1. Chicago & Northwestern Heavy Weight Passenger Car X301002MW in August 1981.

2. Grand Trunk Western Heavy Weight Coach 5316 in June 1982.

3. Illinois Central Gulf ?? Heavy Weight Combine in June 1981.
 



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Date: 07/20/19 21:40
Re: Well-Loved Heavy-Weight Passenger Cars -- Ed Zarfoss
Author: MartyBernard

4. Lackawanna Heavy Weight Open Vestibule Coach 567 in August 1981.

5 and 6. SOO LINE Heavy Weight MoW Coach X1467 in Kramer, ND in September 1982.


Thanks Ed,
Marty Bernard



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Date: 07/22/19 20:30
Re: Well-Loved Heavy-Weight Passenger Cars -- Ed Zarfoss
Author: emd_mrs1

The third car was a US Army mortuary car (aka Coffin Car) converted from many varieties of old pullman sleeper cars. Various members of this fleet were also medical ward cars (similar to later hospital cars) or ward-dressing cars. They would be used for ferrying wounded or deceased military persons to hospitals or their resting places from the ports.

These cars are identified by regular vestibules at opposite corners and blanked doors at other corners; a baggage type door, usually split hinged doors, close to the end of the car, any window pattern. They were air conditioned or refrigerated however ductwork was internal or used the existing ductwork.

A small number of these found post-army owners or uses. Ft Eustis VA had a number of them made into coaches and one into an observation car (still exists somewhere). One or more went to the USAF for the blue trains.

Michael



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