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Amtrak Superliner I Coach Baggage #31043
La Plata, MO
 
June 17th, 2020
 
Southwest Chief #3
 
Phase VI
 
Pullman-Standard
1980
31543, 31043
 
Digital Photo
 
Canon EOS 80D
 
Canon 24-105mm EF
f4.0L IS Zoom Lens
f10.0 @ 1/100th sec
ISO 100
A37-8806



Built in 1980 as a 62 seat coach with a baggage room occupying part of the lower level of the car. Converted into a smoker coach with an enclosed, ventilated smoking room built inside the baggage room in May 1997 and renumbered 31543. Converted back into a standard coach baggage car in July 2005 and renumbered back ot 31043 after Amtrak eliminated smoking onboard most trains. Historical information about this car provided by www.amtrakbythenumbers.com.