a question about car weights

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Thu Jul 5 14:16:32 EDT 2007

An article titled, "N & W Re-Equips 'Powhatan Arrow,'" in the December 10, 1949, issue of Railway Age magazine lists the number of cars in each of the two-train Powhatan Arrow consists, the seating capacity and the weight (including truck weight of 41,000 lb. per car set) as follows:
Combination coach locker
1 40 133,600 lb.
2-compartment coaches
1 66 136,075 lb.
Full coaches
5 290 135,240 lb.
2 72 143,150 lb.
1 52 135,600 lb.
Total cars per train = 10
Total seating capacity per train (including diner and lounge space) = 520.

I believe the extra diner per train was actually ordered for the Pocahontas, which received the coaches that had been operating on the Powhatan Arrow.

Gordon Hamilton
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What would be the weight of one of the lightweight PS passenger cars that were used on the Powhatan Arrow when new?




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