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Condensed Roster of Pere Marquette Railway Steel Passenger Cars
The information presented here was compiled from equipment drawings, photographs, and articles by Art Million in the Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Magazine. It contains cars owned by the PM, but not those leased by the PM.
complete information on the Pere Marquette's passenger car fleet can be
found in the PMHS' upcoming passenger car book, Pere
Marquette Passenger Car Pictorial by Art Million. This book contains
photos, diagrams and roster information for the entire range of passenger
cars operated by the PM, from the 1880-built wooden cars inherited by
the PM at its creation, to the streamlined cars ordered by the C&O
specifically for use on the former Pere Marquette routes in 1950.
Car Type Number Builder Acquired Retired Notes Gas Electric Motorcar 17 GE 1913 1930 Used mostly in Charlevoix/Petoskey and Thumb areas Postal 105-106 ACF 1917 post-merger Baggage/Mail 600-609 SSCCo/PM 1929-38 post-merger Converted from baggage cars #600-609, 1929-1938 Baggage 600-609 Std Stl Car Co. 1921 1929-1938 Converted to baggage/mail #600-609, 1929-1938 610-611 Std Stl Car Co. 1921 post-merger 612-623 ACF 1930 post-merger #619 wrecked and scrapped in 1942, #620-623 had end-loading doors for large cargo. 624-633 St Louis Car Co 1937 post-merger Baggage/Express 650-651 Pullman/PM 1936 post-merger Converted from diners #10-11 in 1936 Coach 1100-1111 Std Stl Car Co. 1921 post-merger All configured with 84 seats, except #1108, which had 60 seats. Several refitted for use as cabooses for a brief period in 1948-1949 1200-1209 Pullman 1941 post-merger Rebuilt by the PM from older Pullman fleet parlor cars. #1204 briefly used as a caboose in 1948-1949. "Imperial Salon" (lounge coach) 1112-1119 Pullman 1930 post-merger #1117 is preserved in Connersville, IN Dining 10-11 (1st) Pullman 1923 1936 Converted to mail/express cars #650-651 in 1936 Triumph Pullman 1945 post-merger Pullman plan 4019A. Originally built in 1912 for Pullman fleet as parlor Melinda; converted 1932 Pilot Pullman 1945 post-merger Pullman plan 4019A. Originally built in 1913 for Pullman fleet as parlor Martene; converted 1932 Discoverer Pullman 1945 1946 Pullman plan 4019A. Originally built in 1914 for Pullman fleet as parlor Luanna; converted 1932 Seafarer Pullman 1945 1946 Pullman plan 4019A. Originally built in 1914 for Pullman fleet as parlor Francina; converted 1932 Parlor Abigail Adams Pullman 1930 1946-1948 28 seats/1 drawing room, Pullman plan 3416A Louisa Alcott Pullman 1930 1946-1948 28 seats/1 drawing room, Pullman plan 3416A Clara Barton Pullman 1930 1946-1948 28 seats/1 drawing room, Pullman plan 3416A Miriam Pullman 1930 1946-1948 28 seats/1 drawing room, Pullman plan 3416A Meadow Violet Pullman 1930 1946-1948 30 seats/1 drawing room, Pullman plan 4000A Wood Violet Pullman 1930 1946-1948 30 seats/1 drawing room, Pullman plan 4000A Sleeper (14 section) New Hanover Pullman 1945 post-merger Pullman plan 3958 New Hudson Pullman 1945 post-merger Pullman plan 3958 Sleeper (12 section, 1 DR) McClenny Pullman 1945 post-merger Pullman plan 3410 Orange Lake Pullman 1945 post-merger Pullman plan 3410A Sleeper (8 section, 1 DR, 3 BR) London Tower Pullman 1945 post-merger Pullman plan 4090D Octagon Tower Pullman 1945 post-merger Pullman plan 4090D Business (Observation) 1 Pullman 1939 post-merger Originally built in 1926 for W.F. Kinney & Co. 2 Pullman 1935 post-merger Originally built in 1916 for Georgia Car & Locomotive Co. 3 Pullman 1946 post-merger Originally built in 1911 for Monroe Auto Equipment Co.
Car Type Number Builder Acquired Retired Notes Mail/Baggage 50-51 Pullman Standard 1946 post-merger Only streamlined mail cars on PM and C&O Baggage 60-61 Pullman Standard 1946 post-merger Only streamlined baggage cars on PM and C&O Coach 30-33 Pullman Standard 1946 post-merger Diner 10-11 (2nd) Pullman Standard 1946 post-merger Coach/Observation 20-23 Pullman Standard 1946 post-merger Flat observation end facilitated return trips without turning entire consist, and later permitted use mid-train, if necessary
During years not accounted for above, the PM leased diners, sleepers and lounge cars from Pullman.
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