Record #: 14

Last Updated: 7/15/2013

Equipment Designation: Sleeper

Unit Number: "Dinwiddie County"

Type: HW sleeper

Category: Passenger Service

Equipment Location:

Original owner or donor: NW

 
Description: Built by Pullman in 1926 (plan 3521F, Diagram 46; 10-section/lounge) as open-end platform car Mt. Angeles.  Converted to closed-end car with rear windows and renamed Dinwiddie in 1934.  Present name given in 1937 for service on N&W.  Purchased from the Pullman Company in 1966 and used for excursion service until 1982 (last service on the Dixie Limited).  Appeared in two movies, “Eleanor and Franklin” (as FDR funeral car) and “Tad” (background piece), and listed on National Register of Historic Places in October, 1991. Stored under cover.
   
OLD DOMINION CHAPTER-
NATIONAL RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Richmond, VA. USA
 

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