Q on ex NW Pass Cars as NS Business Cars

NW Modeling List nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org
Mon Jan 9 15:27:10 EST 2012

The two partioned coaches were the P2s 511 and 512. 511, I believe was sold to Ontario Northland and 512 was donated to Roanoke Chapter NRHS. The partition remains in the 512 to this day. However, there had originally been an art deco style door separating the two compartments, which was removed prior to Roanoke Chapter receiving the car in 1983/84. I suspect it was removed long ago during regular service, simply to eliminate maintenance, and make passage more comfortable.

The P1s, 501 and 502, were originally referred to as "locker cars" as they had a separate compartment at the front of the car that was a lounge and locker compartment for the dining car crews. That was soon changed over to an additional compartment with seats.

Ken Miller

On Jan 9, 2012, at 1:00 PM, NW Modeling List wrote:

> >"Divided" refers to the Jim Crow laws requiring segregation of the races.? No need to include that in any business cars you model.


> This was the original floorplan for the cars, which were later rebuilt to the configuration you refer to as "normal."


> Here are some shots of these cars as NS...


> NS 10 "Hollins College"

> http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2614334


> NS 28

> http://rrpicturearchives.net/rspicture.aspx?id=173761


> NS 29

> http://rrpicturearchives.net/rspicture.aspx?id=136147

> --

> jerry

> <jmlaboda at gmail.com>

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://six.pairlist.net/pipermail/nw-modeling-list/attachments/20120109/48570be9/attachment.html>

More information about the NW-Modeling-List mailing list