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Amtrak Heritage Baggage Car #1731
Amsterdam, NY
 
August 8th, 2003
 
Lake Shore Limited #48
  
Phase IV
   
Kodak Ektachrome E100VS Pro
 35mm Slide
Pentax ZX-M
 
Pentax 50mm f2.0 Lens
  
161-17
 
The Budd Company
1961
Union Pacific Railroad
 
4630, 4450
 
UP 5518
 
This car was built as a 44 seat coach for the Union Pacific Railroad in 1961. Conveyed to Amtrak in 1971 and numbered 4450, the car operated for several years as a coach having been converted to HEP from Steam Heat in August 1980 and renumbered 4630. The car was converted into a Baggage/Mail car in 1997 with the interior gutted and the windows plated over with a single sliding door installed in the center of the car on each side. With this conversion, the car was renumbered to 1731. 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retain its original vestibule on one end however the steps that fold out for access to the vestibule on most cars have been replaced by small foot ladders (for crew access) as these cars don't have passengers boarding from them any longer.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.

Depew, NY
 
June 15th, 2012
 
Lake Shore Limited #48
  
Phase IVb
   
Digital Photo
 
Canon EOS 60D
 
Tamron (Canon) 17-50mm
f2.8 Zoom Lens
f20.0 @ 1/80th sec
ISO 100
The Budd Company
1961
Union Pacific Railroad
 
4630, 4450
 
UP 5518
 
515-2945







This car was built as a 44 seat coach for the Union Pacific Railroad in 1961. Conveyed to Amtrak in 1971 and numbered 4450, the car operated for several years as a coach having been converted to HEP from Steam Heat in August 1980 and renumbered 4630. The car was converted into a Baggage/Mail car in 1997 with the interior gutted and the windows plated over with a single sliding door installed in the center of the car on each side. With this conversion, the car was renumbered to 1731. 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retain its original vestibule on one end however the steps that fold out for access to the vestibule on most cars have been replaced by small foot ladders (for crew access) as these cars don't have passengers boarding from them any longer.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.