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Amtrak Heritage Specialty Baggage Car #1715
Chicago, IL
November 10th, 2014
Cardinal #51
Phase IV
The Budd Company
Santa Fe Railway
4726, 4865
ATSF 2853
Digital Photo
Canon EOS 60D
Tamron (Canon) 18-200mm
f3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens

f8.0 @ 1/250th sec
ISO 100


Built by Budd as a 48 seat coach for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway in 1953 and numbered 2853. This car was also equipped with steam-ejector air conditioning under Santa Fe ownership. Conveyed to Amtrak in 1971 and numbered 4865. Converted to Head-End Power from Steam Heat in May 1980 and renumbered 4726. Converted to a baggage car in August 1996 and renumbered 1715. Historical information about this car provided by