Official Pullman Standard Library Vol 9 Chicago & North Western Collectors Ed
Official Pullman Standard Library Vol 9 Chicago & North Western Collectors Ed
Official Pullman Standard Library Vol 9 Chicago & North Western Collectors Ed
Official Pullman Standard Library Vol 9 Chicago & North Western Collectors Ed
Official Pullman Standard Library Vol 9 Chicago & North Western Collectors Ed
Official Pullman Standard Library Vol 9 Chicago & North Western Collectors Ed
Official Pullman Standard Library Vol 9 Chicago & North Western Collectors Ed
Official Pullman Standard Library Vol 9 Chicago & North Western Collectors Ed
Official Pullman Standard Library Vol 9 Chicago & North Western Collectors Ed
Official Pullman Standard Library Vol 9 Chicago & North Western Collectors Ed
Official Pullman Standard Library Vol 9 Chicago & North Western Collectors Ed
Official Pullman Standard Library Vol 9 Chicago & North Western Collectors Ed

Official Pullman Standard Library Vol 9 Chicago & North Western Collectors Ed

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Official Pullman Standard Library Vol 9 Chicago & North Western Collectors Ed
 
The Official Pullman-Standard Library Collectors Edition Vol 9 Chicago & North Western by W. David Randall & William G Anderson
Signed by both Authors
Book No 460
Hard Cover
194 pages
Copyright 1990
CONTENTS
C&NW 5001A & B and 5002A & B
C&NW E-3 A Units 5002A & B and their ten car charge on the bridge of the CMStP&P
Lot 6517 Plan 7391
Lot 6517 Plan 7392
Lot 6574 Plan 7408
Lot 6575 Plan 7409
Lot 6658 Plan 7409A
Lot 6575 Plan 7409/Lot 6658 Plan 7409A
Lot 6575 Plan 7410/ Lot 6658 Plan 7410A
Lot 6576 Plan 7411
Lot 6577 Plan 7412
Lot 6578 Plan 7413
Lot 6658 Plan 7408A
Lot 6658 Plan 7411A
Lot 6658 Plan 7412A
Lot 6658 Plan 7465
Lot 6658 Plan 7466
Lot 6722 Plan 7485/Lot 6812 Plan 7485
Lot 6774 Plan 4146
Lot 6818 Plan 7586
Lot 6818 Plan 7587
Lot 6818 Plan 7588
Lot 6818 Plan 7589
Lot 6818 Plan 7590

NEW IN  50
Lot 6818 Plan 7591
Lot 6818 Plan 7595
Lot 6818 Plan 7653
Lot W6996 Plan W60346

THE NEW BI-LEVEL 400s
Lot W6997 Plan W53075
Lot W6998 Plan W53073
LOT 7002 PLAN 53194
LOT 7002A PLAN 53194
LOT 7006 PLAN 53194
LOT 7006A PLAN 53194
LOT 7023 PLAN 53194
LOT 7032 PLAN 53194
LOT 7032A PLAN 53194
LOT 7034 PLAN 53194
LOT 7034A PLAN 53194
LOT 7038 PLAN 53194
LOT 7038A PLAN 53194
LOT 7041 PLAN 53194
LOT 7041A PLAN 53194
LOT 7044 PLAN 53194
LOT 7002 PLAN 53194
LOT 7002A PLAN 53194
LOT 7006 PLAN 53194
LOT 7006A PLAN 53194
LOT 7023 PLAN 53194
LOT 7032 PLAN 53194
LOT 7032A PLAN 53194
LOT 7034 PLAN 53194
LOT 7034A PLAN 53194
LOT 7038 PLAN 53194
LOT 7038A PLAN 53194
LOT 7041 PLAN 53194
LOT 7041A PLAN 53194
LOT 7044 PLAN 53194
Lot 6793 Plan 7479A
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Index
INTRODUCTION
THE OFFICIAL PULLMAN STANDARD LIBRARY. From the days of the inception of the first lightweight streamline car, this collection has existed. Lingering, both in the minds of those few who were priviledged to have lived through its creation, and also within the musty engineering files which have stood in danger of passing into obscurity.
Small portions of this collection have appeared, from time to time, in various publications. Never before has the entire format of the Pullman-Standard photographic archives plus the official floorplan drawings been available for publication.

SERIAL NUMBERS FOR RAILWAY PASSENGER CARS.
Unlike locomotives, when passenger cars were constructed, each builder utilized its own method of identification for the cars as they were built. This lack of uniform identification has created a monumental task of following the re-naming, re-numbering, and ownership changes which have occured in the life span of these passenger cars. This problem has further been compounded with the creation of Amtrak, and the subsequent sale of surplus equipment to numerous individuals who have frequently re-named or re-configured these cars.
In 1981, RPC Publications released STREAMLINER CARS Volume 1-Pullman Standard. Without intention, RPC had created the embryo of a uniform classification system for all lightweight streamlined cars manufactured by PS, Budd. ACF and even those shop constructed cars. In this system, rather than using lot and plan numbers, a simple "Item" number was assigned. The specific lot, plan, date of construction and even disposition of each car in that group was thus outlined under the specific Item number. With the completion of all three volumes of the Streamliner Cars series, we therefore had a common denominator for identifying every streamline car built. Very simply, all Pullman-Standard cars are chronologically listed in "Item numbers 1000 to 1538", although the system provided space for items through 1999. These listings are found in Streamliner Cars Vol. 1 - Pullman Standard.
Streamliner Cars Vol. 2 - The Budd Company starts with Item 2000 and ends with Item 2475, and again is open through Item 2999. The final issue of Streamliners Cars, Vol. 3 - ACF and Other Builders encompasses Item 3000 through 3322.
Since every motor vehicle in this country is registered. sold, and licensed through its VIN [Vehicle Identification Number], it seems only logical that an individual "Serial Number" could be easily created for every passenger car constructed. Since the publishing emphasis of RPC to date has been the streamline equipment, this is the easiest area in which to perfect the system. Even the heavyweight and wooden car constructions are projects still within the planning stage of RPC.
Each volume of the Streamliner Car series has the identical index by which a specific car may be located, by its original owning railroad, car number, or name. To be complete, therefor it is essential to have the data available in all three volumes.
As an example, the Parlor cars 6506 & 6507 are found in the index on page 12 in any of the volumes. The "Item" number assigned is 1172, which indicates that the details are located in Vol 1 - Pullman Standard. Turning to "Item 1172" on page 64 we see that two cars were built as Lot 6658, Plan 7412A, Ordered 2/41 and delivered 12/41. Here are the complete details:
ITEM 1172 2 Cars, Lot 6658, Plan 7412A Ordered 2/41, Delivered 12/41.                                
[1] Built as: 22-seat Parlor, 5-seat Drawing Room, 8-seat Smoker
CNW [1] 6506Retired 1958, Sold to M. S. Kaplan, Chicago                                             
CNW [1] 6507Retired 1964, Sold to Luria Bros.
Now to detail the RPC [Railway Passenger Car] Serial Number:                                                     
These cars were built by Pullman Standard:PS                                                                                                               
Year Built:41                                                                                                                                    
Item Number:1172                                                                                                               
Individual Car Number.001
The individual car number is determined by the sequence which the car is listed in Streamliner Cars. In this example, there were only two cars listed. However, some lots contain over 100 cars under the "Item Number" listing. Therefore the specific RPC Serial Number for:
6506 is PS41-1172-001                                                                                                                    
6507 is PS4I-1172-002
The significance of the use of this system is widespread. The Streamliner Car series is a source of refined data, and will have the specific serial number printed for each car in subsequent reprintings. You can bring your copies up to date by simply penciling in the numbers in the left hand margin. Start with 001 and continue down for as many cars as exist under each "item" listing. With the publication of the Official Pullman Standard Library, every car will be easily identified in the index, photographs, and drawings by quick reference to the RPC Serial Number.
Finally, the Passenger Car Annual, which lists all passenger cars currently owned by existing railroads, and the Private Passenger Car Annual, will utilize this system for car identification. The ease of entering this system into a computer is valuable, since any change in ownership, name changes, and disposition information will instantly be available. The day will eventually come, when the identifying RPC number will be etched on a permanent plate attached to every car in existance.

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