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Date: 12/20/11 10:18
Heavyweight Pullman being restored in Tulsa OK
On US Rt. 66 south of Tulsa is a small museum, the "Route 66 Village" with some really neat stuff: SLSF (Frisco) 4-8-4 cosmetically restored and in GREAT shape, but the "Hidden Jewel" in their collection is a former NYNH&HRR heavyweight Pullman sleeper/lounge, MURRAY HILL. The car is the last of her breed (only THREE were built): 6 single bedrooms, lounge with a "Sun Room". I don't know of ANY Sun Room heavyweights in existence nowadays and this car is a treasure.
The Museum is restoring the car (outside looks good, inside is a "work in progress") with the intention of running it in excursion service on a local short line RR. If anybody wants to get involved, please do so.
Route 66 Village
3770 Southwest Boulevard
Tulsa, OK 74107
P.O. Box 571266 Tulsa OK 74157
Contacts there are Ed and Mike Massey.
Specifically, they are rewiring and restoring the car interior (stripped) and need light and room fixtures, plus beds and anything else that belongs in the car.
Date: 12/21/11 16:57
Re: Heavyweight Pullman being restored in Tulsa OK
"Sun Room" = " Solarium" - several still around.
MURRAY HILL was built in 1929 in Lot 6291 of Plan 3994. It was assigned to the PRR & NYNH&H for the train, Federal Express. Photos are available from the Smithsonian, Specification, Drawing List and drawings are available at the IRM's Pullman Library.