new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Pennsylvania Railroad, North Star Rail, "St. Paul Pass" Private car  #800798, Minnesota, St. Paul (4,216c) | by EC Leatherberry
Back to photostream

Pennsylvania Railroad, North Star Rail, "St. Paul Pass" Private car #800798, Minnesota, St. Paul (4,216c)

Built by Budd as a 60 seat coach in 1952. Used in service on the Pennslyvania RR. At time of photo was operating as a 76 seat coach on 261 excursion runs. The name, "St. Paul Pass" was probably added after leaving Penn RR because it refers to a segment of the Milwaukee Road's line through the Rocky Mountains. To traverse the Pass, the Milwaukee Road had to build seven big bridges and10 tunnels, one 1.7 miles long. The stretch of track was the most costly and difficut section of rail between Minneapolis and the Northwest. This was the route of the Olympian Hiawatha.

 

1,034 views
1 fave
3 comments
Taken on September 11, 2008