S2 sleepers in PRR equipment pool

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Tue Oct 10 01:45:36 EDT 2006

Date: Sun, 08 Oct 2006 22:33:33 -0400
Subject: N&W S2 sleepers

The N&W, RF&P, and PRR jointly owned some 10-6
sleepers (class S2 on the N&W). They were all striped
like PRR cars, but had their own road
names (or at least the N&W did) on the letterboard.
However, were they all painted in PRR Tuscan Red, or
did the N&W cars have N&W Red on them?

Bob Folsom
Clemson, SC

Date: Sun, 8 Oct 2006 23:21:13 -0400

The N&W S2 sleepers did have the Pennsy style of
striping with the double stripe below the window. I
would assume they were painted in tuscan red,
and I plan to remove the lettering from a couple of
Walthers PRR 10-6 "Rapids" series sleepers and just
reletter them without changing the basic color. At
least one of the S2s was leased to the IC and
repainted in ICs brown/orange scheme; then ran in that
scheme on the N&W for awhile after being

Dan Mulhearn; HO Pocahontas Sub, Pipestem WV

Dan and Nina Mulhearn; Pipestem WV
dannina1 at earthlink.net

October 10, 2006

The RF&P sleeping cars assigned to a Pennsylvania
Railroad pool used the PRR color and lettering scheme
even though they had Richmond, Fredericksburg &
Potomac on the nameboard. It's my expectation the N&W
S2 sleepers assigned to the joint N&W-PRR pool did the

What I am uncertain about is the trains these pooled
sleepers operated on. The RF&P sleeping cars might
have been on one of the Florida trains, but I think
that was less likely because mostly stainless steel
cars were assigned to the Silver Meteor/Comet/Star
over the PRR-RF&P-SAL and the East/West Coast
Champions and Florida Special over the PRR-RF&P-ACL.
More likely, the RF&P and N&W S2 sleepers in the PRR
pool were for the New York-Norfolk. I don't know if
the N&W S2 sleeper were also used for the Roanoke-New
York runs via Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

Good morning,

Frank Scheer
f_scheer at yahoo.com

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