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7/15/2024
 
 
 
 
 
By:Chuck Zeiler
Dates:1/2/1986 - 12/31/1987
Album Info:Amtrak rolling stock photos from about 1979 to about 1987.
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AMTK HEP Baggage 693
Title:  AMTK HEP Baggage 693
Description:  Amtrak HEP generator baggage car 693 passing Metro North's Harlem 125th Street Station in New York City on an unknown day in June 1980, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This car was built in 1947 by ACF as NYC baggage 9151, became AMTK 1215, then AMTK 1124, converted in 1977 to HEP car 693. I believe there was a diesel-generator set installed in this baggage car generating the three phase 480 volts HEP hotel power for the train.
Photo Date:  6/1/1980  Upload Date: 3/13/2015 1:33:14 PM
Location:  New York, NY
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK Baggage 1129
Title:  AMTK Baggage 1129
Description:  Amtrak Baggage 1129 at Polk Street in Chicago, Illinois on October 12, 1987, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. The book, Amtrak By The Numbers, lists number 1129 in the Steam Heated section of the book as built by ACF between 1946 and 1947 as NYC 9127, previous number was AMTK 1224, retired in July 1981. In the HEP section of the book number 1129 is listed as as former AMTK 1111, ex-NP 401. The following is from information compiled by Michael M. Palmieri: There were apparently two AMTK 1129's, the pictured car being second 1129. Second 1129 was built by Pullman-Standard in 1947 for the NP as water baggage car 401. Number 401 became AMTK 1201, then AMTK 1111, then AMTK 1129 after conversion to HEP. I was confused at first, so I sent a message to David Warner, one of the authors of the book, and he replied: Amtrak had two 1129's, one Steam Heated and one HEP. Since the the 1129 you photographed was taken during the HEP era, we structured the book to assume folks would look in the HEP section first. If you do that, on page 172, you'll find the 1129, and its non-HEP number, 1111. That takes you back to page 112 (Steam-Heated baggage cars) of our book, and there the earlier history of the car is contained, which, as you claim, is shown as the 1111. it was the former NP 401, built by PS in 1947.
Photo Date:  10/12/1987  Upload Date: 5/7/2014 1:25:44 PM
Location:  Chicago Union Station, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK Baggage 1139
Title:  AMTK Baggage 1139
Description:  Amtrak Baggage 1139 in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in April 1982, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. PLEASE SEE COMMENT BELOW. According to the book, Amtrak By The Numbers, there were two AMTK 1139's, the one pictured is second 1139. The first 1139 was built by ACF in 1946-1947 as NYC 9170, became AMTK 1241, then AMTK 1139, then AMTK 695 (power car), retired in 1996. Second AMTK 1139 is a different story, the following information differs from the book, but the author(s) of the book have confirmed that Ted Brumberg (the comment below) is correct and offer corrections to the book at www.amtrakbythenumbers.com. While it resembles an ACF aluminum car, hence the rivet detail, the car was actually built by Saint Louis Car Company in 1962 as UP 6328, after ACF ended their building of passenger cars. The StLCCo. was a small builder of streamline equipment, including the former Army troop hospital and kitchen cars that went on to serve AMTK into the 1980s. After around 1960 StLCCo. began constructing cars for several roads after ACF left the market, following construction plans and diagrams previously developed by the railroads. What is more, 1139 was not sold to Amtrak until 1977 (becoming AMTK 1077), being rebuilt to HEP sometime after 1984 (becoming second AMTK 1139). It's worth noting that any time you find a smooth sided, non-Budd passenger car (baggage and coaches) in the Phase III striping (like on 1139) it was a St. Louis Car Co. car... pretty much the only other builder whose cars were actually in good enough shape to be rebuilt with HEP (the other exception were a couple of ex-Southern Railway baggage cars built by Pullman Standard as baggage - mail, becoming AMTK 1126 and 1127 after being converted... a testament to the extent of maintenance the SOU strived to maintain when keeping their passenger cars in good shape). For the record, the book shows AMTK 1139 as ex-UP 6331, which actually became AMTK 1126, sold in 1992.
Photo Date:  4/1/1982  Upload Date: 5/7/2014 2:53:34 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK Baggage 1176
Title:  AMTK Baggage 1176
Description:  Amtrak Baggage 1176 at Polk Street in Chicago, Illinois on October 13, 1987, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. PLEASE SEE COMMENT BELOW. According to the book, Amtrak By The Numbers, number 1176 was built by Pullman-Standard in 1956 as NP 202, converted to HEP in February 1982, sold in January 2003.
Photo Date:  10/13/1987  Upload Date: 5/11/2014 10:45:20 AM
Location:  Chicago Union Station, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK Baggage 1370
Title:  AMTK Baggage 1370
Description:  Amtrak Baggage 1370 at Canal Street in Chicago, Illinois on December 31, 1987, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 1370 was built by Saint Louis Car Company in 1953 as USAX troop kitchen 89663, converted to HEP in May 1976 but retaining steam lines, later removed.
Photo Date:  12/31/1987  Upload Date: 5/12/2014 1:32:52 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK Baggage 1378
Title:  AMTK Baggage 1378
Description:  Amtrak Baggage 1378 at Lakeland, Florida on September 29, 1984, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 1378 was built by the Saint Louis Car Company in 1953 as USAX troop kitchen 89685.
Photo Date:  9/29/1984  Upload Date: 5/14/2014 1:34:26 PM
Location:  Lakeland, FL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 1454
Title:  AMTK 1454
Description:  Amtrak 1454 at Lakeland, Florida on September 29, 1984, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 1454 was built in 1953 by the Saint Louis Car Company as USAX Ambulance Car 89543, converted by Amtrak in 1978 to HEP only.
Photo Date:  9/29/1984  Upload Date: 5/20/2014 12:48:12 PM
Location:  Lakeland, FL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 1500
Title:  AMTK 1500
Description:  Amtrak 1500 at San Diego, California on February 11, 1984, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 1500 was built by Budd in 1937 as AT&SF 1380, a Baggage-Lounge car named SAN MIGUEL, converted by the Santa Fe in 1956 to a Baggage-Dormitory car.
Photo Date:  2/11/1984  Upload Date: 5/20/2014 1:24:46 PM
Location:  San Diego, CA
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 1611
Title:  AMTK 1611
Description:  Amtrak baggage domitory 1611 at Roosevelt Road in Chicago, Illinois on June 7, 1982, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Numner 1611 was built in 1953 by the Saint Louis Car Company as USAX Ambulance Car 89538. It became AMTK 1417 and upon conversion to HEP in October 1979 became AMTK 1611.
Photo Date:  6/7/1982  Upload Date: 5/21/2014 7:58:49 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 2023
Title:  AMTK 2023
Description:  Amtrak Slumbercoach 2023, named SILVER REPOSE, at about 18th Street in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in November 1979, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 2023 was built by Budd in 1955 on Job 9691-169 as CB&Q 4903, named SILVER REPOSE. Inside were 24 single bedrooms and eight double bedrooms. The CB&Q recieved four Slumbercoaches (#'s 4900-4903) delivered during October and November 1956. The NP and B&O also had Budd Slumbercoaches. I rode in one Slumbercoach on the Denver Zephyr during August 1964, and I can attest the that single bedrooms were compact. Although each single bedroom had a toilet, it was covered at night once the bed was lowered. If you required the toilet during the evening, you had to open the door, step into the hallway, raise the bed, do your business, get back into the hallway and lower the bed. Not a problem for me as I was 16 at the time and my bladder was young.
Photo Date:  11/1/1979  Upload Date: 5/21/2014 8:48:04 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 2092
Title:  AMTK 2092
Description:  Amtrak Slumbercoach 2092, named LOCH ARKAIG, at 18th Street in Chicago, Illinois on September 27, 1986, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 2092 was built by Budd in 1959 as NYC 10802, named Loch Arkaig, sold to the CB&Q in 1964, numbered NP 335, to BN 335, then to AMTK 2033, and upon conversion to HEP in April 1981 became AMTK 2092, retired September 1996.
Photo Date:  9/27/1986  Upload Date: 5/24/2014 1:09:48 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 2093
Title:  AMTK 2093
Description:  Amtrak Slumbercoach 2093, named LOCH KATRINE, at Lakeland, Florida on September 29, 1984, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 2093 was built by Budd in 1959 as B&O 7702, named RESTLAND. It was sold to the NP in 1964, becoming NP 330 and named LOCH KATRINE. It became AMTK 2029, and upon conversion to HEP became AMTK 2093, retired February 2001.
Photo Date:  9/29/1984  Upload Date: 5/24/2014 3:18:13 PM
Location:  Lakeland, FL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 2097
Title:  AMTK 2097
Description:  Amtrak Slumbercoach 2097 at 18th Street in Chicago, Illinois on July 26, 1983, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. It appears that this car was built by Budd in 1958 as B&O 7701, named DREAMLAND, sold to High Iron Company (Ross Rowland), possibly used as sleeping quarters for the American Freedom Train restoration crew, sold to Amtrak in 1983.
Photo Date:  7/26/1983  Upload Date: 5/30/2014 1:47:48 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 2097
Title:  AMTK 2097
Description:  Amtrak Slumbercoach 2097 at 18th Street in Chicago, Illinois on July 26, 1983, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. It appears that this car was built by Budd in 1958 as B&O 7701, named DREAMLAND, sold to High Iron Company (Ross Rowland), possibly used as sleeping quarters for the American Freedom Train restoration crew, sold to Amtrak in 1983.
Photo Date:  7/26/1983  Upload Date: 3/4/2018 5:47:57 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 2150
Title:  AMTK 2150
Description:  Amtrak 2150, named SILVER FLOWER, stored at Michigan City, Indiana on July 12, 1982, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. For a brief period of time, Amtrak parked a few sleepers and other surplus cars on some unused tracks in Michigan City. Number 2150 was built by Budd in 1952 as CB&Q 460, same name. Six cars were ordered on Budd Job 9658-112, all configured 6-4-6 ( 6 section, 4 bedroom, 6 roomettes ), ordered in March 1951 and delivered between August and September 1952. Two cars were assigned to the Blackhawk (Chicago - Minneapolis), two to the American Royal Zephyr (Chicago - Kansas City) and two to the American Royal Zephyr (Chicago - Saint Joseph). The Burlington publicized the direct service to Saint Joseph to compete with the Santa Fe and Rock Island. The four bedrooms were located in the middle, and this view shows the aisle side passing those bedrooms.
Photo Date:  7/12/1982  Upload Date: 6/6/2014 12:48:32 PM
Location:  Michigan City, IN
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 2154
Title:  AMTK 2154
Description:  Amtrak 2154, named SILVER ORCHID, stored at Michigan City, Indiana on July 12, 1982, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 2154 was built by Budd in 1952 as CB&Q 464, same name. Six cars were ordered on Budd Job 9658-112, all configured 6-4-6 ( 6 section, 4 bedroom, 6 roomettes ), ordered in March 1951 and delivered between August and September 1952. Two cars were assigned to the Blackhawk (Chicago - Minneapolis), two to the American Royal Zephyr (Chicago - Kansas City) and two to the American Royal Zephyr (Chicago - Saint Joseph). The Burlington publicized the direct service to Saint Joseph to compete with the Santa Fe and Rock Island. The four bedrooms were located in the middle, and this view shows the aisle side passing those bedrooms.
Photo Date:  7/12/1982  Upload Date: 6/6/2014 2:12:19 PM
Location:  Michigan City, IN
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 2201
Title:  AMTK 2201
Description:  Amtrak 2201, named SILVER QUAIL (ex-CB&Q 451, same name), stored at Michigan City, Indiana on July 12, 1982, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This car was built by Budd on Job 9641-112, ordered in March 1951, delivered between July and August 1952. The order was for six cars configured with six Bedrooms and five Compartments. The six cars were for the California Zephyr, three cars for the CB&Q, one for the D&RGW, and two for the WP.
Photo Date:  7/12/1982  Upload Date: 6/13/2014 1:19:12 PM
Location:  Michigan City, IN
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 2202
Title:  AMTK 2202
Description:  Aisle side of Amtrak 2202, named SILVER THRUSH (ex-CB&Q 452, same name), in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in September 1979, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This car was built by Budd on Job 9641-112, ordered in March 1951, delivered between July and August 1952. The order was for six cars configured with 6 Bedrooms and 5 Compartments (6-5). The six cars were for the California Zephyr, three cars for the CB&Q, one for the D&RGW, and two for the WP.
Photo Date:  9/1/1979  Upload Date: 6/13/2014 2:14:04 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 2215
Title:  AMTK 2215
Description:  Amtrak 2215, named INDIAN MAID, stored at Michigan City, Indiana on July 12, 1982, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 2215 was built in 1947 by Pullman-Standard as AT&SF 907, same name, as a 24 Duplex Bedroom sleeper. It was rebuilt to 11 Bedrooms in 1964, became AMTK 2215 sometime after May 1, 1971, and was retired in October 1981.
Photo Date:  7/12/1982  Upload Date: 6/21/2014 6:39:36 PM
Location:  Michigan City, IN
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AMTK 2432
Title:  AMTK 2432
Description:  Amtrak Sleeper 2432 at about 18th Street in Chicago, Illinois on July 26, 1983, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 2432 was built by Budd in 1950 as UP 1449, named PACIFIC WAVES, a 10 Roomette, 6 Bedroom (10-6) sleeper. It became Amtrak 2642, retaining the name, and was rebuilt in June 1980 to HEP and renumbered 2432.
Photo Date:  7/26/1983  Upload Date: 6/27/2014 12:36:37 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 2435
Title:  AMTK 2435
Description:  Amtrak 2435, named PACIFIC MEADOW, at about Roosevelt Road and Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in July 1982, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. There was a railroad trade show on the site of the former IC Central Station and Amtrak had a few pieces of rolling stock on display. Number 2435 was built by Budd in 1950 as UP 1426, named PACIFIC MEADOW, and that name carried over when the car became AMTK 2619, rebuilt to HEP in December 1980 and renumbered 2435.
Photo Date:  7/1/1982  Upload Date: 7/5/2014 4:08:47 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 2459
Title:  AMTK 2459
Description:  Amtrak 10-6 sleeper 2459 at about 18th Street in Chicago, Illinois on September 27, 1986, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 2459 was built by Budd in 1950 as AT&SF 1628, named PINE DAWN, became AMTK 2718, and upon HEP conversion in May 1981 became AMTK 2459. It appears that the name was dropped.
Photo Date:  9/27/1986  Upload Date: 7/11/2014 12:30:40 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 2465
Title:  AMTK 2465
Description:  Amtrak 2465, named SILVER MEADOW, at about Roosevelt Road in Chicago, Illinois on July 10, 1983, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 2465 was built by Budd in 1952 on Job 9659-112 as CB&Q 433, same name, a ten Roomette, six Bedroom (10-6) Sleeper assigned to the Blackhawk. It became Amtrak 2660 and upon conversion to HEP in September 1982 was renumbered 2465, retired in July 1995.
Photo Date:  7/10/1983  Upload Date: 7/18/2014 1:00:39 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 2476
Title:  AMTK 2476
Description:  Amtrak 2476, named SARASOTA, at Lakeland, Florida on September 29, 1984, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 2476 was built by Budd in 1949 as SAL 39, named Sarasota, renumbered to SCL 6624, became AMTK 2703, and was converted to HEP in September 1981 and renumbered 2476, retired in September 1996.
Photo Date:  9/29/1984  Upload Date: 8/1/2014 9:56:38 AM
Location:  Lakeland, FL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK Sleeper 2651 SILVER SHORE
Title:  AMTK Sleeper 2651 SILVER SHORE
Description:  Amtrak 2651, named SILVER SHORE, in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in March 1980, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 2651 was built by Budd on Job 9660-019, ordered in October 1945, delivered between September and November 1948. This car was one of 19 10-Roomette, 6-Bedroom (10-6) sleeping cars configured to Pullman Plan 9509. These cars were for the California Zephyr and were divided among the four participating railroads; six cars were assigned as CB&Q, five cars D&RGW, seven cars WP, and one car PRR. The Silver Shore was CB&Q number 424, later, BN 424, before going to Amtrak, retired in October 1983. It went to Quad Graphics and was assigned number PPCX 800062. Note the child observing from one of the middle windows.
Photo Date:  3/1/1980  Upload Date: 8/1/2014 10:48:32 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 2652
Title:  AMTK 2652
Description:  Amtrak 2652, named SILVER BUTTE, in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in September 1979, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 2652 was built by Budd on Job 9660-019, Pullman Plan 9509, as a 10-Roomette, 6-Bedroom (10-6) sleeper for the CB&Q's contribution to the California Zephyr, CB&Q number 425. It was one of 19 such sleepers ordered in October 1945, delivered between September and November 1948. The 19 cars were divided among the participating railrods with six cars going to the CB&Q. It became AMTK 2652, at some point lost the skirts (as seen on the car to the left), and was retired by Amtrak in October 1983.
Photo Date:  9/1/1979  Upload Date: 8/8/2014 12:15:12 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 2860
Title:  AMTK 2860
Description:  Amtrak 2860, named TYE RIVER, at about Roosevelt Road in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in September 1979, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 2860 was built by Pullman Standard in 1949 as Southern Railway 2020, named TYE RIVER, a 10-Roomette, 6-Bedroom (10-6) sleeper, acquired by Amtrak in 1979 when Southern exited the passenger business, became AMTK 2860, sold by Amtrak in December 1981.

Number 2213 was built by Pullman Standard in 1947 as AT&SF 905, INDIAN FLUTE, as a 24 Duplex Bedroom sleeper, rebuilt in 1964 as an 11-Bedroom sleeper, retired by Amtrak in July 1981.

Photo Date:  9/1/1979  Upload Date: 8/15/2014 12:26:19 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 2883
Title:  AMTK 2883
Description:  Amtrak 2883, named PACIFIC RANGE, at about 18th Street in Chicago, Illinois on July 26, 1983, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 2883 was built by Budd in 1950 as UP 1434, PACIFIC RANGE, became AMTK 2627 and upon conversion to HEP in July 1979 was renumbered to 2883. Also of interest, perhaps only to me, is the upside-down Purolator Armored truck in the background by the red crane, showing evidence of gunshots to the windows.
Photo Date:  7/26/1983  Upload Date: 8/22/2014 1:33:07 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 2884
Title:  AMTK 2884
Description:  Amtrak 2884, named PACIFIC SLOPE, at Polk Street in Chicago, Illinois on October 13, 1987, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 2884 was built by Budd as a 10-6 sleeper in 1950 as UP 1441, became AMTK 2634, upon conversion to HEP became 2884, and in March 1998 became Sleeper Dormitory 2508, retired in December 2006.
Photo Date:  10/13/1987  Upload Date: 8/29/2014 1:35:03 PM
Location:  Chicago Union Station, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 2893
Title:  AMTK 2893
Description:  Rolling past some of Chicago's finest scenery we see Amtrak 2893, once named PACIFIC NORTHWEST, at about 18th Street in Chicago, Illinois on September 27, 1986, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This car was built by Budd in 1950 as UP 1428, same name, as a 10 Roomette, 6 Bedroom (10-6) sleeper, sometime after May 1, 1971 became AMTK 2621, upon conversion to HEP in February 1980 became AMTK 2893, became a Dormitory Sleeper and was renumbered to 2507 in February 1998, retired October 2006.
Photo Date:  9/27/1986  Upload Date: 9/5/2014 12:54:53 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 2923
Title:  AMTK 2923
Description:  Amtrak 2923 at Polk Street in Chicago, Illinois on October 13, 1987, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 2923 was built by Budd in 1950 as a 10 Roomette 6 Bedroom (10-6) sleeper for the UP named PACIFIC PARK and numbered 1430. It became AMTK 2623 and upon conversion from steam heat to HEP was renumbered 2923. In April 1998 it was converted to a sleeper dormitory and renumbered 2511, retired in June 2006.
Photo Date:  10/13/1987  Upload Date: 9/12/2014 6:17:06 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 2941
Title:  AMTK 2941
Description:  Amtrak 2941, named PACIFIC WATERS, in Chicago, Illinois on October 13, 1987, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 2941 was built by Budd in 1950 as a 10 Roomette 6 Bedroom (10-6) sleeper for the UP as number 1448, same name, became AMTK 2641, upon conversion from steam heat to HEP during November 1977 was renumbered 2941, and in October 1997 became sleeper dormitory 2513, retired in July 2006.
Photo Date:  10/13/1987  Upload Date: 9/20/2014 12:34:12 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 2987
Title:  AMTK 2987
Description:  Amtrak 2987, named PINE SHORE, at Polk Street in Chicago, Illinois on October 13, 1987, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 2987 was built by Budd in 1950 as AT&SF 1643, a 10 Roomette 6 Bedroom (10-6) sleeper with the same name, became AMTK 2732, upon conversion to HEP in February 1978 was renumbered to 2987, became a bedroom dormitory car in September 1998 and was renumbered to 2518, retired October 2006.
Photo Date:  12/31/1987  Upload Date: 9/26/2014 2:41:00 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 3109
Title:  AMTK 3109
Description:  Amtrak 3109 at Polk Street in Chicago, Illinois on October 13, 1987, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 3109 was built by Budd in 1948 as AT&SF 1560, a lunch counter dining car. It became AMTK 8105, and upon conversion to HEP in October 1980 was renumbered to 3109. It was sold in October 1995 to MRRT.
Photo Date:  10/13/1987  Upload Date: 10/3/2014 12:15:30 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 3124
Title:  AMTK 3124
Description:  Amtrak 3124, named BETSY ROSS, at Polk Street in Chicago, Illinois on October 13, 1987, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 3124 was built by Budd in 1952 as PRR 7145, became AMTK 3645 (parlor car), renumbered to 3326 (lounge car), upon conversion to HEP was renumbered 3124, retired July 1995.
Photo Date:  10/13/1987  Upload Date: 10/10/2014 1:13:31 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 3125
Title:  AMTK 3125
Description:  Amtrak Lounge 3125, named PAUL REVERE, at 18th Street in Chicago, Illinois on September 27, 1986, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 3125 was built by Budd in 1951 as PRR 7141, became PC 7141, then AMTK 3641, renumbered to 3327, converted to HEP in 1976 and renumbered 3125, retired in July 1995.
Photo Date:  9/27/1986  Upload Date: 10/17/2014 12:14:56 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 4009
Title:  AMTK 4009
Description:  Amtrak Coach 4009 at Polk Street in Chicago, Illinois on October 13, 1987, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 4009 was built by Budd in 1954 as SP 2370, became AMTK 4433, converted to HEP in January 1981 and renumbered to 4009, converted to a baggage car in January 2001 and renumbered 1762.
Photo Date:  10/13/1987  Upload Date: 10/17/2014 12:48:55 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 4617
Title:  AMTK 4617
Description:  Amtrak Coach 4617 at Polk Street in Chicago, Illinois on October 13, 1987, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 4617 was built in 1964-65 by the Saint Louis Car Company as UP 5542, became AMTK 4582, was converted to HEP in September 1979 and renumbered 4617, retired in April 1995.
Photo Date:  10/13/1987  Upload Date: 10/24/2014 12:15:53 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 4703
Title:  AMTK 4703
Description:  Amtrak Coach 4703 backing into Unionn Station at Polk Street in Chicago, Illinois on October 13, 1987, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 4701 was built by Budd in 1953 as AT&SF 2859, became AMTK 4871, was converted to HEP in January 1980 and renumbered 4703, converted to baggage car 1708 in February 1996.
Photo Date:  10/13/1987  Upload Date: 10/24/2014 12:36:52 PM
Location:  Chicago Union Station, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 4726
Title:  AMTK 4726
Description:  Amtrak Coach 4726 at Polk Street in Chicago, Illinois on October 13, 1987, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 4726 was built by Budd in 1953 at AT&SF 2853, became AMTK 4865, converted to HEP in May 1980 and renumbered 4726, converted to Baggage Car 1715 in August 1996.
Photo Date:  10/13/1987  Upload Date: 11/1/2014 6:54:24 PM
Location:  Chicago Union Station, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 5293
Title:  AMTK 5293
Description:  Amtrak Coach 5293 at Michigan City, Indiana on July 12, 1982, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 5293 was built by Budd in 1949 as SOU 832, was acquired by Amtrak in 1979, sold in October 1982. I know the framing is better, but I would have to pry open the cardboard slide mount and reposition the film. I chose not to do that.
Photo Date:  7/12/1982  Upload Date: 11/1/2014 6:56:59 PM
Location:  Michigan City, IN
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 8322
Title:  AMTK 8322
Description:  Amtrak 8322 in storage at Michigan City, Indiana on July 12, 1982, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 8322 was built by Budd in 1950 as SP coffee shop lounge 10409, became AMTK 8322 and was retired in March 1993.
Photo Date:  7/12/1982  Upload Date: 11/14/2014 11:45:37 AM
Location:  Michigan City, IN
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 8503
Title:  AMTK 8503
Description:  Amtrak 8503, once named SILVER CHEF, at the wheel shop around 17th Street in Chicago, Illinois on July 26, 1983, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 8503 was built by Budd on Job 9624-169, ordered in February 1955, delivered in October 1956. The Budd Job was for two diners for the CB&Q's Denver Zephyr, number 201, named the SILVER CHEF, and number 202, named the SILVER TUREEN. Number 201 became AMTK 8054, and was converted to HEP in December 1979 and renumbered 8503. It was wrecked at Batavia, New York in August 1994. The report of the accident is at this address: https://www.ntsb.gov/doclib/reports/1996/RAR9602.pdf
Photo Date:  7/26/1983  Upload Date: 11/14/2014 12:42:20 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 8507
Title:  AMTK 8507
Description:  Amtrak Diner 8507 at 18th Street in Chicago, Illinois on September 27, 1986, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 8507 was built by Budd in 1957 as NP 463, became AMTK 8049, was converted to HEP in March 1980 and renumbered 8507.
Photo Date:  9/27/1986  Upload Date: 11/21/2014 12:12:31 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 8509
Title:  AMTK 8509
Description:  Amtrak Diner 8509 at 18th Street in Chicago, Illinois on December 21, 1987, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 8509 was built by Budd in 1957 as NP 460, became AMTK 8046, was converted to HEP in June 1980 and renumbered to AMTK 8509.
Photo Date:  12/21/1987  Upload Date: 11/21/2014 12:44:25 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 8510
Title:  AMTK 8510
Description:  Amtrak 8510, named SILVER CAFE, at Canal Street in Chicago, Illinois on December 31, 1987, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 8510 was built by Budd on Job 9624-019 as CB&Q 193, same name, ordered in October 1945, delivered in November 1948, assigned the the California Zephyr. It became AMTK 8050, was converted to HEP in June 1980 and renumbered to 8510.
Photo Date:  12/31/1987  Upload Date: 11/28/2014 1:52:15 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 8515
Title:  AMTK 8515
Description:  Amtrak Diner 8515 at Polk Street in Chicago, Illinois on October 13, 1987, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 8515 was built by Budd in 1948 as NYC 457, later PC 457, became AMTK Grill Lounge 8339, was converted to HEP in December 1980 and renumbered to AMTK 8515.
Photo Date:  10/13/1987  Upload Date: 11/28/2014 2:13:12 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK Diner 8551
Title:  AMTK Diner 8551
Description:  Amtrak Diner 8551 in Chicago, Illinois on October 13, 1987, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 8551 was built by Budd on Job 9624-019, three dining cars for the CB&Q ordered October 1945, delivered in November 1948. Number 8551 was built as CB&Q 194, named SILVER DINER. A total of six dining cars were built on Job 9624, three for the CB&Q, one for the D&RGW, and two for the WP, all assigned to the California Zephyr. The SILVER DINER became AMTK 8051, was converted to HEP in September 1979 and renumbered 8500, was converted to Griddle Diner in January 1987 and renumbered to 8551.
Photo Date:  10/13/1987  Upload Date: 12/5/2014 12:04:07 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 9201
Title:  AMTK 9201
Description:  Amtrak 9201, named STARLIGHT DOME, at 18th Street in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in September 1979, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built as a 5 Roomette - 3 Double Bedroom dome sleeper by Budd in 1948 as C&O 1851 (named CHAMBERLIN DOME, not applied), it was sold in December 1950 to B&O and renumbered 7601 and named STARLIGHT DOME, leased to the ACL (12/65-4/66) for Richmond-Miami 'Florida Special', to CN #648 (lease 5/66-3/68) for 'Expo '67', SCL (lease 7/68), sold to SCL in July 1969 and renumbered 6801, sold in 1970 to Hamburg Industries Augusta SC - refurbished and leased back to SCL (with Hamburg Ind. ownership plates), sold to Amtrak in 1971 and renumbered to 9201, retired October 1981. It suffered fire damage to the first bedroom in Old Mexico yards at Los Angeles 11/81, to American GK/Paul McKeehan (8/84) Canoga Park CA, rebuilt with end windows on the non-vestibule end as well as wrap-around fluting as the STARLIGHT ROMANCE - in Tustin CA for mechanical work to be completed by Bill Hatrick. Moved early 2006 to storage in Saugus CA.
Photo Date:  9/1/1979  Upload Date: 12/5/2014 12:38:44 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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AMTK 9251
Title:  AMTK 9251
Description:  Amtrak 9251, named SILVER PENTHOUSE, at Kansas City, Missouri on October 7, 1994, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 9251 was built by Budd on Job 9659-019, one of three 3 Bedroom, 1 Drawing Room, dome observation bar lounge cars (Plan 9511) for the CB&Q's contribution to the California Zephyr, ordered in October 1945, delivered in December 1948. It became AMTK 9251 and was retained for Amtrak President W. Graham Claytor for conversion to Amtrak Business car 10002(2) . That plan fell through as there were too many height restrictions and an Amfleet car became available. It was retired by Amtrak in October 1981. In 1993, the Burlington Northern Railroad purchased the car and placed it in storage. The car resurfaced in February, 1999 in the Chicago area, and from there it moved south in May to Topeka where it was significantly modified in order to turn it into a conference room. The interior has been completely gutted, the dome floor has been removed, reducing the iconic Vista-Dome to a glorified skylight, and the car's floor is now one level. The windows which used to provide viewing pleasure for the bedroom passengers are now blanked over, and the windows under the dome have been reconfigured to match the others in height. Two doors have been cut into the left side of the car, to facilitate handicapped access. The car was moved to BNSF's corporate headquarters at Fort Worth, and renamed PRAIRIE VIEW.
Photo Date:  10/7/1994  Upload Date: 12/12/2014 11:32:45 AM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
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