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Amtrak Heritage Specialty Baggage Car #1705
Jacksonville, FL
November 8th, 2014
Silver Meteor #98
Phase IV
The Budd Company
Santa Fe Railway
4728, 4863
ATSF 2851
Digital Photo
Canon EOS 60D
Tamron (Canon) 17-50mm
f2.8 Zoom Lens

f9.0 @ Multiple Exposures
ISO 100 - Night Photo


Built by Budd as a 48 seat coach for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway in 1953 and numbered 2851. This car was also equipped with steam-ejector air conditioning under Santa Fe ownership. Conveyed to Amtrak in 1971 and numbered 4863. Converted to Head-End Power from Steam Heat in May 1980 and renumbered 4728. Converted to a baggage car in January 1996 and renumbered 1705. The Santa Fe name is barely visible on the side of this car around the center door. Historical information about this car provided by