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North Carolina D.O.T. Coach #400014
Kannapolis, NC
September 23rd, 2016
Piedmont Service #75
North Carolina D.O.T.
St. Louis Car Company
Union Pacific Railroad
4623, 4561
UP 5501
Digital Photo
Canon EOS 70D
Canon 17-40mm EF
f4.0L Zoom Lens

f5.0 @ 1/800th sec
ISO 400


Built by St. Louis Car in 1960 as a 45 seat coach for the Union Pacific Railroad and numbered 5501. Conveyed to Amtrak in 1971 and numbered 4561. Converted to Head-End Power from Steam Heat in November 1979 and renumbered 4623. Retired in June 2002 and eventually purchased by the State of North Carolina. Refurbished by the Delaware Car Company for the NCDOT and renumbered 400014 and named "Sweet Potato". Historical information about this car provided by and the North Carolina Department Of Transportation.