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North Carolina D.O.T. Coach #400011
Charlotte, NC
September 25th, 2016
Piedmont Service #74
North Carolina D.O.T.
St. Louis Car Company
Union Pacific Railroad
8603, 4610, 4572
UP 5532
Digital Photo
Canon EOS 70D
Canon 17-40mm EF
f4.0L Zoom Lens

f8.0 @ 1/125th sec
ISO 125


Built by St. Louis Car in 1964 as a 45 seat coach for the Union Pacific Railroad and numbered 5532. Conveyed to Amtrak in 1971 and numbered 4572. Converted to Head-End Power from Steam Heat in August 1979 and renumbered 4610. Converted to a table car in January 1984 and renumbered 8603. Car was placed up for sale in February 2002 and was eventually purchased by the State of North Carolina and converted into a 56 seat coach with refurbishment of the car being done for NCDOT by the Delaware Car Company. Under NCDOT ownership, the car would be renumbered 400011 and named "Granite". Historical information about this car provided by and the North Carolina Department Of Transportation.