Museum of Transportation, St. Louis, Missouri

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The Collection
Railway Equipment
Automobiles
Other Exhibits

"The St. Louis Museum of Transportation houses one of the largest and best collections of transportation vehicles in the world."

John H. White
Curator Emeritus
Smithsonian Institution

Railway Equipment

Freight Cars | Interurban & City Transit | Passenger Cars | Rail Maintenance & Test Cars | Rail Motive Power

Passenger Cars

Name
Type
Year Built
Builder
Notes

Arkansas & Missouri #102Arkansas & Missouri #102
Baggage-Coach Combine
1899
Builder: Boston and Maine RR
Carried passengers, baggage, light freight for B&M; restored to as-built appearance.

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Boston & Providence
Coach
1833
Builder: Boston & Providence
"Stagecoach" type on four wheels.

Chesapeake And Ohio #5
Office Car
1905
Builder: Pullman
Wood and steel-sheathed; built for Frederick Vanderbilt as "Wayfarer"; luxurious accommodations for wealthy travelers.

Chesapeake And Ohio #970 "City Tavern"
Dining Car (heavyweight)
1925
Builder: Pullman
Modified with air conditioning, sealed windows; seats 40, with pantry, galley.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy "Aleutian"
Office Car (heavyweight)
1923
Builder: Pullman
Built as Copper River & Northwestern #100; then to CB &: Q.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy #192 "Silver S"
Dining Car (streamlined)
1938
Builder: Budd
Stainless-steel car with fluted siding; built for Zephyr service.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy #482 "Dubuque"
Sleeping Car (streamlined)
1948
Builder: Pullman
Smooth-sided, modern car with private accommodations for individual, family travelers; has 8 duplex roomettes, 6 roomettes, 3 bedrooms, 1 compartment; painted in Northern Pacific colors for use on jointly operated North Coast Limited.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy #1582
Baggage (heavyweight)
1916
Builder: American Car & Foundry
Used for bagged mail, express and baggage shipments; 70 feet long.

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Baggage-Mail (heavyweight)
1922
Builder: Standard Steel Car Co.
Mail was picked up "on the fly" by hook at Railway Post Office "apartment."

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy #6117
Coach (steel)
1922
Builder: Pullman
Heavyweight construction; six-wheel trucks.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy #7200
Coach (steel)
1929
Builder: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
One end converted to carry electric generator for commuter trains.

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific #s 14 and 27
Coaches (lightweight)
1955
Builder: General Motors
Aerotrain cars of 10-car train; 4-wheel cars adapted from intercity bus bodies.

Delaware and Hudson #400
Office Car (steel)
1911
Builder: Pullman
Simulated wood sheathing.

Gulf, Mobile & Ohio #5998
Parlor-Observation Lounge (lightweight)
1935
Builder: American Car & Foundry
Round-end observation; aluminum-bodied car; used on B&O Royal Blue 1935-1937, then on Alton/GM&O Abraham Lincoln.

Massachusetts Bay Area Transportation Authority #54
Coach, Rail Diesel Car (Model RDC-1)
1954
Builder: Budd
Self-propelled, diesel-powered, air-conditioned; built for Canadian Pacific Ry.

Mississippi Central #A-252
Coach (wood)
1905
Builder: Barney & Smith
Wood open-platform car; arched upper window sash; last used in maintenance-of-way service.

Missouri-Kansas-Texas #10
Coach (wood)
1891
Builder: M-K-T
Coach for Katy Flyer train.

Missouri-Kansas-Texas #100262
Troop Sleeper
1946
Builder: Pullman
One of last built under WWII contract; carried 30 (29 troops and porter) in triple bunks; sold to M-K-T and used in maintenance-of-way service.

Missouri Pacific Parlor-Observation Lounge #750
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Parlor-Observation Lounge (lightweight)
1940
Builder: American Car & Foundry
Aluminum body; ridden by Harry S. Truman St. Louis-Independence, MO, when he was Senator, Vice President, and retired President; part of first Eagle passenger train.

Missouri Pacific #6210
Coach (steel)
1924
Builder: American Car & Foundry
Commuter car operated between Pacific and St. Louis, MO; equipped with wide, open platforms and 3-2 seating.

Pullman "Colonial"
Office Car
1905
Builder: Pullman
Wood with steel sheathing; Pullman car first used for private lease, then sold and used as office car by several railroads; later owned by private individual.

Pullman "St. Carvan"
Sleeper (heavyweight)
1923
Builder: Pullman
12-section, single drawing room the "traditional" open-berth Pullman.

St. Louis-San Francisco ("Frisco") #251 "Normandy"
Baggage-Mail (streamlined)
1940
Builder: Pullman-Standard
Has fluted stainless-steel sides.

St. Louis Southwestern ("Cotton Belt") #71
Baggage-Mail (wood)
1905
Builder: American Car & Foundry
60-foot-long car with steel center sill; mail was sorted en route in 15-foot mail "apartment."

Texas and Pacific #23
Instruction Car
1920
Builder: Pullman
Arched roof; rebuilt from coach #1603.

Union Pacific #903673
Baggage-Mail
1949
American Car & Foundry
Smooth-side car with six-wheel trucks; last used by UP in maintenance-of-way service; built as UP #5812.