Santa Fe Hylevel Coach/Dorm/Transition Car #39917
A good cleaning and some mechanical work and this car can be put back into service!
Built circa 1955 by the Budd Company for the Santa Fe Railroad as part of their large equipment upgrade for the overnight all coach train the “El Capitan” Sold to Amtrak after the Santa Fe exited the passenger business and operated by Amtrak until retired in the early 1990’s. The advantage to the Hy Level cars is that you get a dome car view from every car in the train and this car was rebuilt by Amtrak’s “Heritage Fleet” program is it is equipped with Head End Power, H couplers, 27 pin & MU, electric floor and overhead heat, air conditioning, emergency lights, freeze protection, large water tank, 26-C brake valves, disc brakes , outside swinghanger trucks for superior ride, emergency windows, stainless body, train PA system, upgraded electrical system, seating for approx. 30 passengers and 12 crew.
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