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A little-known fact is a planned second order for additional Budd-build equipment
to finish re-equipping The Dominion as well as The Atlantic Limited.
A later addition would have been for five parlor cars likely for
popular Montreal - Ottawa service. Totalling 62 cars.

This order was to include 30 coaches (52 smoker seats and 16 regular seats),
and 9 dining cars (48 seats) as well as two new car types:
18 Dome-Sleeper 4 double bedroom (connecting),
4 bedroom (lower berth only), 4 roomettes and 24 seats in dome.
Plus, 5 Buffet-Parlor 29 seats. Alternative 26 seats and 2 luggage elevators.

More baggage-dormitory cars were also planned and not included in
second document likely because they were identical to existing cars.

Note: The new dome-sleeper was added as it had been determined
there was too little dome seating on The Canadian!


For Tourist class consideration of ordering Budd Siesta coaches sleeping 32
(similar to Pullman Slumbercoaches) was not included since tourist class travel
was declining and uncertainty of its future resulted in the decision not to order them.

Instead, 22 heavyweight G class sleeping cars were modernized and designated as U class cars.

A grand total of 84 additional cars would have been slightly less than 50% of the original order.

 

 


For Tourist class consideration of ordering Budd Siesta coaches sleeping 32 (similar to Pullman Slumbercoaches) was not included since tourist class travel was declining and uncertainty of its future resulted in the decision not to order them.
Instead, 22 heavyweight G class sleeping cars were modernized and designated as U class cars.
A grand total of 84 additional cars would have been slightly less than 50% of the original order.


Official Budd Compnay diagrams and elevations
CPHA collection

Coach 52 smoker seats and 16 regular seats
(reverse of normal division)
(Note: First order was 24 and 36 leg rest seats)

Dining 48 seats

Buffet-Parlor 29 seats
(option 26 seats plus 2 baggage elevators)

Dome-Sleeper
4 double bedroom (connecting),
4 bedroom (lower berth only),
4 roomettes and 24 seats in dome.
(Note; same as NP's North Coast Limited)


 

 



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