…Continued from Chesapeake & Ohio #3 Chapel Hill.
Colonial Crafts is the only survivor of eight Colonial-series 3-Bedroom, 1-Drawing Room, Buffet Lounge cars built by Pullman-Standard for the Pennsylvania Railroad as part of a 95-car order. Colonial Crafts entered service in Chicago on June 4, 1949 and was originally assigned #8412.
In May 1964, Colonial Crafts was reclassified as a parlor car; the bedrooms were closed and the car was renumbered #7149. In 1970 the car was retired to a museum in western Pennsylvania. The car’s current owners, Rod & Ellen Fishburn bought the car in 1985 and restored it to its original appearance and operating condition.
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