…Continued from BNSF #52 Glorieta Pass.
Former Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Sleeping Car #31 Minnesota River was built by Pullman-Standard in 1954 for service on the Milwaukee Road's Pioneer Limited and Olympian Hiawatha.
The car featured 8 Duplex Roomettes, 4 Double Bedrooms and 6 Roomettes.
It was retained by Milwaukee Road for company service until 1978 when it was sold to a private owner. It was used in Amtrak charter service from 1984-1990.
The Friends of the 261 acquired it in 2001 and upgraded it in 2004.
It retains its original configuration of sleeping accommodations except that one roomette was converted into a shower room.
Continue to Super Dome #53…