Built in 1946 by American Car & Foundry for the Florida East Coast Railroad as a 6 double bedroom, buffet lounge (sister floor plan to ACL "beach" series car). Sold to the Canadian National Railroad and rebuilt into a business car and then a track geometry car (utilizing the same business car floor plan) and renamed North Wind. As you walk in from the open platform the car has a huge lounge that takes up almost half the car. At the back of the lounge is a computer console and small computer room (both can be removed), next is a large stainless steel kitchen with propane stove, grill and oven. Past the kitchen is an enclosed dining room that could easily be opened up or converted into a master suite. Past the dining area is a toilet/shower and then two of the original double bedrooms with uppers and lowers (sleeps four total). Some of the mechanical details include: Great body, new roof sheeting (installed over old roof), great paint, disc brakes, ISSH trucks, H couplers, marker light (CN/VIA style), HEP pass through (one side), MU, great wheels, APEE bearings (6x12 freight bearings), diesel generator (DC output), 110v DC electrical system, air conditioning, oil fired hot water heat, stainless window sashes, track lights. This car would make a great first class car for a tourist or dinner train operation, would also work well as an Amtrak charter car (not currently Amtrak certified).