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Missouri-Kansas-Texas #403 was built in 1913 as a coach. From 1946 to 1948, MKT rebuilt the car as business car Queen of Scotts for the vice president of the Katy Shops Hy Warden.
The rebuilt car featured mahogany interiors, 3 bedrooms, an observation room, a dining room, and a stainless steel kitchen. Later the name was changed to Lewa.
Union Pacific acquired the car in the merger with the MKT in 1988, and it was sold that same year.
The car was purchased and restored by Dr. John Marshall as MKT #403.
Over the years, the car has hosted US Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn and US Presidents Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, and was part of the latter's 1996 "21st Century Express" campaign train.
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