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Amtrak Heritage Specialty Baggage Car #1710
La Plata, MO
October 20th, 2015
Southwest Chief #4
Phase IV
The Budd Company
Santa Fe Railway
4715, 4828
ATSF 2836
Digital Photo
Canon EOS 70D
Tamron (Canon) 17-50mm
VC f2.8 Zoom Lens

f5.6 @ 1/320th sec
ISO 100


Built by Budd as a 48 seat coach for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway in 1953 and numbered 2836. This car was also equipped with electro-mechanical air conditioning under Santa Fe ownership. Conveyed to Amtrak in 1971 and numbered 4828. Converted to Head-End Power from Steam Heat in March 1980 and renumbered 4715. Converted to a baggage car in September 1996 and renumbered 1710. Historical information about this car provided by