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WNYRHS PASSENGER EQUIPMENT


WNYRHS PASSENGER EQUIPMENT

SIX COACHES from the
"EMPIRE STATE LIMITED"


In early 1984, the WNYRHS acquired from Amtrak, former New York Central Railroad coach cars #2906, #2915, #2918, #2932, and #2941. In December of 2006, car   #2933   joined the fleet in Medina and will be ready for the "Day Out With Thomas©" Trips. These Stainless Steel, 56 seat cars, part of Amtrak series "5630-5689", were built as New York Central Railroad lot #2171 between October 1946 - March 1947 by the Edward G. Budd Company, series #2900 - 2959. Initially, these cars were assigned to the Central's famous New York - Chicago  "Empire State Express"and Later in their careers, saw service on the entire NYC System. On welded rail, these cars run incredibly smooth and are very quiet, a tibute to the quaility of "Budd" built cars! All six of the cars have been extensively renovated and overhauled and are now on lease to the Medina Railroad Museum, in Medina, New York. The Medina Railroad Museum is offering excursions throughout 2008 using our coaches and Falls Road Railroad motive power. Last year, the Medina Railroad Museum purchased two New York Central E-8 diesel locomotives (NYC 4068 and NYC 4080), which may be in service this year and will power an all New York Central vintage trainset! Please visit their site for all the rail excursions that they will be offering this coming season!

Medina Railroad Museum (11K) Day Out with Thomas© Ticket (10K) photo Geno Daily ©2008

Heritage Cars ©Robert Snyder 8/2003 (27K)


Take a close-up look at all six. Click on the image below for an enlarged view
All Six Heritage Cars ©Geno Daily 5/2007 Click to Enlarge to (80K)
#2906             #2915             #2918             #2932              #2933             #2941
You can see below just some of the work that goes into keeping our coaches in top operating condition. Almost all of the cars have had their interiors restored to as rebuilt by Amtrak© condition with new upholstery and carpeting. Chief car mechanics George S. and Alan O. perform one of the many seasonal tasks of keeping the Air Conditioning - Heating Units in top condition. Routine oil changes after so many hours of operation are a necessity to prevent unpleasant break downs. Power Washing and Scrubing are part of routine maintenance and the shine off the Stainless Steel is well worth the effort. The two year "COT&S" inspection of the "D22" Air Brake System has just been completed which required the "Cleaning" "Oiling" "Testing" and "Stenciling" inspection/certification of each brake valve on all the cars. There is always something to do but the work gets done as "Section Boss" Rick H. supervises the work.

Dave, Al and Geno put the brushes to work on Coach #2915 ©Robert Snyder 4/2007 Click to ENLARGE (10K)-(80K)
   Working their way down 85 feet of Stainless Steel ©Robert Snyder 2007 Click to ENLARGE (10K)-(80K)    Al and Geno get the Belly of the Beast. ©Robert Snyder 4/2007 Click to ENLARGE (10K)-(80K)
Interior view of Coach #2137 New Upholstery - 2003 ©Robert Snyder 8/2003 Click to ENLARGE (11K)-(50K)
   Oil Change on Compressor - 8/2003 ©Robert Snyder 2003 Click to ENLARGE (11K)-(50K)    Oil Change - Removing the Filter ©Robert Snyder 8/2003 Click to ENLARGE (11K)-(50K)
12 quarts of old oil coming out - 8/2003 ©Robert Snyder 8/2003 Click to ENLARGE (11K)-(50K)    Oil Change on Compressor - 8/2003 ©Robert Snyder 2003 Click to ENLARGE (11K)-(50K)    Interior View of #2900 series coach - 5/1958 ©American Primier Underwriters - Click to ENLARGE (11K)-(80K)

 
PENNSYLVANIA BUSINESS CAR
the"OHIO" #7509
An open end 1929 platform car used by
President Eisenhower in his 1952 campaign.

20th CENTURY LIMITED cars
The mid-train lounge "Atlantic Shore" and sleeper
 "Port Clinton", used by movie stars and VIP's
from the most famous of trains.

PENNSYLVANIA Parlor Car
 "FRANCIS McGRATH"

7135 Coach ©Robert Snyder (23K)#7135 Parlor Coach ©Tom Stackhouse 1998 - Click to Enlarge (12K-60K)

#7135 - Pennsylvania Railroad, a 29 seat "Parlor Car" part of the Pennsy's "Congressional Fleet." Used
by a railroad president for VIP's, and is now available for first class charter throughout the country.


New York Central 10-6 Sleeper

©Joe Kocsis 2002 Click to ENLARGE (11K)-(50K)

Donated to the Society in 2002, by Mr. Brad Black, The NYC System 10-6 Sleeper was known as the "Hocking River." Built by the Pullman Company for the NYC in 1948, the car has 10 roomettes and 6 double bedrooms. It has been kept in excellent condition and will be returned to original NYC colors in the near future. On display and stored at the Medina Railroad Museum in Medina, New York.

Union Pacific #4001  "Chuck Wagon" - Lunch Counter Car
ex CP #4001, exx Amtrak #8398, nee UP #4001. Built by ACF in 1955.
Stored servicable on the Fall Road Railroad in Medina, New York.

20th CENTURY LIMITED cars
The mid-train lounge "Atlantic Shore" and sleeper
 "Port Clinton", used by movie stars and VIP's
from the most famous of trains.


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