I originally posted this on my old website on February 13, 2010.
…Continued from DLMX #5659 Gordon N. Zimmerman.
This car was built by American Car & Foundry and delivered on May 13, 1950 as Great Northern #1147, a diner-observation for the St. Paul, MN to Grand Forks, ND Red River that seated 20 in the lounge and 21 in the diner. It was converted into a 68-seat coach in 1963, with reversible seats and tile flooring. It became Burlington Northern #6800 in 1970 and Amtrak #6800 in 1974.
It was sold to Bill Gawzner in 1978 and then to Great Western Tours of Yreka, CA in 1980, where it was #568. The car accompanied #4449 in the 1984 Louisiana World’s Fair Daylight. The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society purchased it in April of 1986.
Continue to NRM #2955 James J. Gilmore…