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Amtrak Heritage Baggage Car #1702
Depew, NY
 
June 8th, 2012
 
Lake Shore Limited #48
  
Phase IVb
   
Digital Photo
 
Canon EOS 60D
  
Tamron (Canon) 17-50mm
f2.8 Zoom Lens
f11.0 @ 1/250th sec
ISO 100
The Budd Company
1953
Santa Fe Railway
 
4727, 4820
 
ATSF 2827
 
511-2623






 
This car was originally built as a 48 seat coach for the Santa Fe Railway and operated as a coach for Amtrak, originally assigned the number 4820. The car was converted from Steam Heat to HEP in May 1980 and renumbered 4727. In 1997, the car was renumbered 1702 and converted into a Baggage/Mail car with the interior gutted and the windows plated over with a single sliding door installed in the center of the car on each side. The car did retain its original vestibule on one end however the steps that fold out for access to the vestibule on most cars have been replaced by small foot ladders (for crew access) as these cars don't have passengers boarding from them any longer. Historical Information about this car provided by www.amtrakbythenumbers.com.