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Amtrak Heritage Baggage Car #1231
Emeryville, CA
 
October 10th, 2013
 
California Zephyr #5
  
Phase IVb
   
Digital Photo
 
Canon EOS 60D
  
Tamron (Canon) 17-50mm
f2.8 Zoom Lens
f11.0 @ 1/200th sec
ISO 100
The Budd Company
1957
Santa Fe Railway
 
1056
 
ATSF 3542
 
616-0984




 
Former Baggage Car for the Santa Fe Railway. Conveyed to Amtrak in 1971 and numbered 1056. Converted from Steam Heat to HEP in February 1978 and renumbered 1231. This was actually the second car to wear this number as another Baggage Car built by ACF for the New York Central and later Penn Central had the number 1231 until March 1977 when it was renumbered and re-assigned for work train service. Historical Information about this car provided by www.amtrakbythenumbers.com.