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 Post subject: Identity of heavyweight passenger car in Massena NY
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:29 pm 

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Anyone happen to know what was being moved by flatbed south on Rt 37C (Maple Street) in Massena NY earlier this afternoon?

I only caught a very brief look when I stumbled across it coming the opposite direction doing 30mph. I didn't realize it was anything special until I was almost on top of it, so not sure of any details like any names on it. Definitely is in unrestored condition.


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 Post subject: Re: Identity of heavyweight passenger car in Massena NY
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:52 pm 

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It is the Lynnewood, a 1917-Pullman private car built for the Widener Family of Philadelphia. It is making its trek from Amqui, Quebec, to Boyertown, Pennsylvania, to a new home on Colebrookdale Railroad.


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 Post subject: Re: Identity of heavyweight passenger car in Massena NY
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:42 am 

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Thanks N.C. Guest.


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 Post subject: Re: Identity of heavyweight passenger car in Massena NY
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:06 pm 

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This website has some photos of the exterior and interior shortly after the car arrived in Amqui, QC

http://cprr.org/Museum/Ephemera/Pullman_LYNNEWOOD_4714.html

This short website (without photos) states that the car was later owned by the C&O before being purchased by the Quebec North Shore & Labrador Railway in 1952 and by by Gaspe Rail in 2002.

https://blog.traingeek.ca/2009/06/lynnewood.html

Joseph E. Widener's Wikipedia page can be found here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_E._Widener


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