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 Post subject: Is CSX disposing of business cars?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:22 pm 

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The Great Smoky Mountain RR is announcing on Facebook that they have just acquired a new "First Class passenger rail car" for their operations:

https://www.facebook.com/GreatSmokyMoun ... =3&theater

The photo shows it is obviously a former CSX business train car, though we can't discern which one yet:

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So what's the story here? Is CSX getting rid of more cars than this? Was this acquired from CSX as a purchase?


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 Post subject: Re: Is CSX disposing of business cars?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:27 pm 

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Pan Am Railroad just acquired a sleeping car "Mississippi" from CSX - so there has been at least one other recent sale. It will be numbered ST-103 in the PAR/Springfield Terminal business train.

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 Post subject: Re: Is CSX disposing of business cars?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:34 pm 

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The first (maybe only) dead match for this car is CSX 994012 "Michigan," built in 1951 by Budd for the Pennsylvania Railroad as a parlor car, numbered PRR 7138. Transferred to Penn Central in 1968 and renumbered PC 7138. In 1980, it was converted to a meeting room/board room car and renumbered CR 12, then went to CSX in the CR split-up.


http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/rsPict ... x?id=56899

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4711258


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:50 pm 

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elecuyer wrote:
Pan Am Railroad just acquired a sleeping car "Mississippi" from CSX - so there has been at least one other recent sale. It will be numbered ST-103 in the PAR/Springfield Terminal business train.

Built in 1923 by Pullman as a tourist car. Acquired by the Southern Railway and converted to a couch in 1954 and numbered SOU 1041. Acquired by Conrail in 1983 and renumber CR 24. Converted to an eight-bedroom sleeper in 1984 and renumbered CR 8. went to CSXT.

http://www.hebners.net/CR/crOCS.html


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 Post subject: Re: Is CSX disposing of business cars?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:50 pm 

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Short answer? Yes. Or at least they were.

We, (F&N) as an interchange partner, received a listing of business cars available. We had just moved our SPVs so we were out of passenger car funds at the time.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:23 pm 

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Alexander D. Mitchell IV wrote:
Built in 1923 by Pullman as a tourist car. Acquired by the Southern Railway and converted to a couch in 1954


Damn! How big was their living room?

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Thanks for posting Sandy. Those E-8's and -9's were the best looking diesels ever! IMHO of course. Ned


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