pullman_header

richmond_california_shops_header


Home
What's New
Site Map
Richmond Shops
History
Tour
Shop Records
Car Records
Employees
The Shops Today
The Pullman Company
Pullman Porters
City of Richmond
Acknowledgments
Contact Us 
Links
Abbreviations List
Bibliography
Sleep in Pullman_Comfort and Safety

Home > Richmond shops > Car Records > Pennsylvania Railroad cars shopped in Richmond

Richmond Pullman: Pennsylvania Railroad cars shopped

  Pullman cars assigned to the Pennsylvania Railroad were usually shopped at the Wilmington, Delaware repair facility. The UP-SP-C&NW San Francisco Overland pooled sleepers with the Pennsylvania Railroad for New York City-San Francisco trans-continental service through the city of Chicago during this period and these cars, especially the 10-6 Rapids series cars, probably were shuttled into and out of that train to the shops.

  10 roomette-6 doublebedroom Stoney Rapids was delivered by Pullman and placed in service in December 1948. It and Tippecanoe Rapids were the two cars PRR contributed to a New York - Los Angeles transcontinental pool with the Union Pacific, which added five Pacific series 10-6's. This Pullman line was operated on the Admiral on the PRR and the Los Angeles Limited on the UP/C&NW. The PRR cars were painted the standard PRR tuscan red until 1955 when the transcontinental line was moved to the UP City of Los Angeles. At that time both cars (Tippecanoe Rapids 4/29/55, Stoney Rapids 6/9/55) were repainted into the UP Streamliners scheme of Armour yellow and Harbormist gray but still lettered Pennsylvania on the letterboard. On October 30, 1955 to routing between Chicago and Omaha was changed from C&NW to the Milwaukee Road. Fall of 1956 the service was changed to every other day, and Tippecanoe Rapids was removed from the pool and repainted PRR colors. Transcontinental service ended October 26, 1956, but Stoney Rapids was not repaint to PRR colors until July of 1958.

  All cars were in for general shopping. Records show that Salix (4/11/51) and Rowland (9/16/52) were repainted in PRR tuscan. Carville was sand blasted so was probably repainted also.

Car Name Plan # Type Class Repair Date Arrived Date In Date Out
Herald Square 3523C 6C-3DR M   07 23 46 08 07 46
Rowland 2410A 12S-1DR MA   03 15 49 03 31 49
John Greenleaf Whittier 3410B 12S-1DR M   07 02 49 07 21 49
Stoney Rapids 4140 10R-6Dbr M 07 24 50 07 31 50 08 29 50
Swatara Rapids 4140 10R-6Dbr M 08 26 50 09 26 50 10 19 50
Memory Brook 4066C 12DuSR-5Dbr M 11 21 50 12 12 50 01 03 51
Carville 3410A 12S-1DR MSB   02 02 51 02 15 51
Salix 3410A 12S-1DR M   03 29 51 04 11 51
Richard Dale 3410A 12S-1DR M   04 05 51 04 20 51
Conestoga Rapids 4129 10R-6Dbr M 04 17 51 04 24 51 05 16 51
Kaskaskia Rapids 4129 10R-6Dbr M 05 14 51 05 23 51 06 12 51
Little Miami Rapids 4129 10R-6Dbr M 05 28 51 06 15 51 07 12 51
Mill Brook 4066B 12DuSR-5Dbr     07 27 51 08 14 51
Moor Brook 4066B 12DuSR-5Dbr M   10 29 51 11 21 51
Jefferson County 4071B 13Dbr     11 08 51 12 04 51
Clarion Rapids 4129 10R-6Dbr M 11 08 51 11 26 51 12 13 51
Conemaugh Rapids 4129 10R-6Dbr M 11 16 51 12 07 51 12 27 51
Conewago Creek 4130 12DuSR-4Dbr M 11 16 51 12 17 51 01 03 52
Rowland 2410A 12S-1DR MSB   08 22 52 09 16 52


Conestoga Rapids Was shopped in Richmond April - May of 1952.

If you have any questions, comments, information or pictures to add, send them to:

info@pullmanshops.com


     

Home    What's New   Site Map   Richmond Shops   Links   Contact Us


Questions or comments about this site can be sent to webmaster@pullmanshops.com

This site powered by Modelsmith Web Hosting

© Copyright 2004-2005 PULLMANSHOPS.COM All rights reserved.

Contents of the site may not be used or reproduced in whole or part without express written consent of PULLMANSHOPS.COM.

V 05.0413