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Amtrak Heritage Buffer Car #10405
Chicago, IL
November 10th, 2014
Coach Yard Photo
Phase IVb
The Budd Company
Union Pacific Railroad
2509, 2889, 2637
Pacific Terrace  
UP 1444 - Pacific Terrace
Digital Photo
Canon EOS 60D
Tamron (Canon) 18-200mm
f3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens

f10.0 @ 1/250th sec
ISO 200


Built by Budd as 10 Roomette-6 Double Bedroom Sleeping Car for the Union Pacific Railroad in 1950. Numbered 1444 and named "Pacific Terrace". Conveyed to Amtrak in 1971 and numbered 2637. Converted to Head-End Power from Steam Heat in January 1980 and renumbered 2889. Converted to a Crew Dorm/Lounge car in February 1998 and renumbered 2509. The car retained the "Pacific Terrace" name from 1971 until its final conversion to a buffer car. Converted to a buffer car used to ferry cars between Chicago and the Beech Grove shops and renumbered 10405 in December 2008. Historical information about this car provided by