SRI Adds Pacific Parlour cars to Fleet

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SRI Adds Pacific Parlour cars to Fleet

Unread postby Saturnalia » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:49 pm

Trains Magazine wrote:OWOSSO, Mich. – Two Amtrak Pacific Parlour Cars will soon join Steam Railroading Institute’s passenger car fleet. The cars were built as Santa Fe Hi-level lounges by the Budd Co. in 1956 and used until last year by Amtrak on the Coast Starlight.

They are set to become “Pere Marquette Parlor” first class cars on the Institute’s popular North Pole Express holiday excursions behind 2-8-4 No. 1225, the engine that starred in the Polar Express movie and books.

The two cars were among 139 cars and locomotives offered for sale in November; a second batch of cars was offered the following month.

The Institute’s Aarne Frobom tells Trains News Wire that the cars are still at Beech Grove, but will shortly make their way to Owosso in freight trains.


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Re: SRI Adds Pacific Parlour cars to Fleet

Unread postby C&O6084 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:07 am

Saw the whole fleet in a row at Beech Grove Sunday. A little ratty looking, but nothing a little clean-up & relettering can't fix.

It's not often you can see an entire fleet all at once.
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Re: SRI Adds Pacific Parlour cars to Fleet

Unread postby Super Chief » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:52 pm

Did SRI acquire a car from the circus train? There was a rumor they were looking into it but never heard anymore about it.
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Re: SRI Adds Pacific Parlour cars to Fleet

Unread postby NS3322 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:49 pm

Super Chief wrote:Did SRI acquire a car from the circus train? There was a rumor they were looking into it but never heard anymore about it.


Thanks for asking! I have been wondering about this as well.
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