Two chair cars, Nos. 2900 and 2908, poised in front of the Barstow station. Santa Fe defined chair cars as having reclining seats with footboards for more comfort. Coach cars had no such amenities.
Chair car no 2884, one of four on the Chief, comes from the Pullman Car Co. order of 1947. This is how the car would have looked at delivery, with full skirting between the wheel sets. Built from M&R brass sides and American Limited frames.
|No. 2871, from the same 1947 Pullman order, 2861 class, 44 seat cars, with side skirting removed. Built from M&R brass sides and American Limited frames.|
The Lunch Counter diner is a modified Kato car. The reverse side of the car has an M&R side in place of the diner side as produced by Kato.
The diner Cochiti is from the from Oriental Limited, Santa Fe Super Chief set. Prototype manufactured by Budd in 1937.
Shown here is a Bar Lounge Dorm, no.1347, built by Pullman. A Budd built car would be more appropriate, but M&R has not produced "sides" for those Budd cars. Built from M&R brass sides and American Limited frames.
This is a stock Kato car from the Smooth Side passenger Set E. The two tone gray on the Monument Valley 6-6-4 was correct for the time as the shadow stripe paint scheme had been phased out by this time.
The Tonto is a 17 roomette, 1 section car. Built by Pullman in 1938, part of an eight car order. Built from M&R brass sides and American Limited frames.
PASSENGER CAR DESIGNATIONS
10-6 10 Roomette, 6 Bedroom
4-4-2 4 Compartment, 4 Bedroom, 2 Drawing Room
6-6-4 6 Section, 6 Roomette, 4 Bedroom17-1 17 Roomette, 1 Section (for porter)
3-2-1 3 Compartment, 2 Drawing Room, 1 Bedroom Lounge-Obs
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