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6611-6616 Buffet Parlor

Buffet-Observation-Parlor car 6611 with its open platform brings up the rear of the Alouette
northbound at Lowell, Massachusetts in 1951. Donald G. Hills

Three cars were required for this service including 6612 (date and location unknown.)
Floor plan.

Built Angus July 1913 as wooden Buffet Parlor car Matagami with 36 chairs. Renumbered 6615 November 1919.
It exchanged numbers with 6611 (formerly, St. John) in May 1929 for some unknown reason. Steel sheathed in May 1930.
During World War Two the need for additional meal serving capacity resulted in a number of cars being modified.
In 1944 cars 6611-6616 were modified with the addition of 4 tables seating 12 people in place of the smoking room
retaining 22 parlor chairs. History courtesy of Doug Phillips.

6616 Buffet Parlor car. DAR Kentville, NS Canadian Pacific/Steve Morris Collection



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