Car Listing for Powhatan Arrow / Pocahontas

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Mon Sep 20 20:45:35 EDT 2010

does anyone have a full list of all named passenger cars from that period

david hall

In a message dated 9/19/2010 9:44:45 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
nw-modeling-list at writes:

General William Mahone (493) and Frederick J. Kimball (494) were
lightweight Pullman built diners for the Pocahontas (identical to 491 & 492 for the
Powhatan Arrow). The rest of the named cars were sleepers, mostly Budd
built (20 of them), three Pullman built lightweights (Buchanan, McDowell &
Sussex Counties), and your decal probably has some names for heavyweight
sleepers. On the Powhatan Arrow, 501 & 502 were coach-locker cars, 511 & 512 were
two compartment coaches, and 531-540 were straight coaches. 491 & 492
wwere diners and 581 &582 were observations. All were Pullman built in 1949.
The Pocahontas then got the 1941 Pullman built coaches 1723-1734 and three
which had been converted to tavern-lounge-dorms (1720-1722). Each Pocahontas
consist had 3 Budd built sleepers (west of Roanoke. Just one east of there)
and one heavyweight 10-section-lounge which was painted in N&W livery but
still lettered for Pullman. There was a 60 foor RPO and a few other head
end cars (railway express and mail storage). All the head end cars were
heavyweights. Hope this helps. Jim Nichols

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Sent: Sun, September 19, 2010 8:54:37 PM
Subject: Fwd: Car Listing for Powhatan Arrow / Pocahontas


I am trying to model the POWHATAN ARROW / POCAHONTAS in N scale. I
recently bought a set of the nice decals from your online site. Now, I am in
search of a car list for the post World War II cars that would have been
pulled by the J series locos. I am interested in the following info:

Car Manufacturer: Budd, Pullman, etc

Car Types: Coaches, Dining, Baggage, RPO, Observation,

Car Numbers: For instance, #581 is a
lounge-tavern-observation car

Car Names: I am especially interested in the name cars
which all I have been able to uncover is that they were sleepers

Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Steve Pohlmann

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