The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society

The Rolling Stock

The Pacific Northwest Champter of the National Railway Historical Society owns, restores, and maintains rolling stock. All of this is made possible by many volunteer hours. Listed below is some of the inventory. Be sure to click on the links to get the details, history, and pictures.

The Mt. Hood:
The Mt Hood is a Pullman first class lounge-sleeper that is owned by our chapter. It spent most of its working years on the Empire Builder, operating at the rear of the Portland section of that train between Portland and Spokane.

The 6800 Coach:
Originally the GN Red River #1147 (name train that ran between St. Paul MN and Grand Forks North Dakota) diner-observation seating: lounge = 20, diner = 21, built by American Car and Foundry in 1950 and delivered May 13th.

The 6200 Coach:
Built by Budd for the Seaboard Air Line Railroad Silver Meteor in 1939 (original #6200), later became the Seaboard Coast Line #5604 and Amtrak #5604 in 1971. Purchased by the Chapter from bankruptcy estate of the Seattle North Coastline in 1985.

Snow Flanger SPMW #328:
Built for the Southern Pacific in the 1940s, donated by SP to the Chapter October 1981. Donation stipulates Snow Flanger not to be used for any railroad related purposes. One of the last wooden-bodied flangers in existence.

Car #55:
A heavyweight baggage car built as a 12-section 1 drawing room sleeper in 1920 by Pullman for use in pool service. Originally a SP&S heavy weight tourist Pullman, then converted by SP&S in 1947 into a baggage car. The Chapter purchased the car in 1985.

Boxcar 5335:
Originally a Southern Pacific car built in 1925, friction bearing originally wooden walls with outside metal braces. Current Chapter use is for non-rolling storage. Currently has very bad door tracks. It may have interest as a museum piece.