Car Listing for Powhatan Arrow / Pocahontas

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Tue Sep 21 00:20:38 EDT 2010

Per the original version of Norfolk & Western Passenger Service 1946-1971 the 20 Budd sleepers were: Augusta County, Mercer County, Campbell County, Mingo County, Franklin County, Pike County, Pulaski County, Scioto County, Wythe County, Duke University, Emory & Henry College, Hampden-Sidney College, Hollins College, Ohio State University, Randolph Macon College, Roanoke College, University of Cincinnati, Virginia Military Institute, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and Washington & Lee University. The P-S cars were: Buchanan County, McDowell County, and Sussex County.

Dick Dunford
Blacksburg VA
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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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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, etc.

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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