NS 12 Indiana

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Sun Nov 12 17:53:25 EST 2023

 NS 12 was originally D1 diner number 491, built by Pullman Standard in 1949 for the Powhatan Arrow. In 1974 Roanoke rebuilt it as a 10 single room, 5 toilet and shower car with no wndows on the bedroom side and numbered it 450. Because of the no window side, wags nicknamed it the "Elkhorn Tunnel." Obviously NS has further modified it by giving it eight windows on the bedroom side (which implies that it is no longer 10 single rooms, but I don't know its present configuration.).
Jim Nichols
    On Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 12:28:40 PM CST, NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org> wrote:  
A friend captured an image of NS 12, Indiana, on Horseshoe Curve recently.   https://photos.app.goo.gl/24Et2MYK2qr52e5F6
He is interested in obtaining accurate information on the car to model it.  I have a diagram of the car from the mid-90s, which shows only three windows on the aisle side, and no windows on the bedroom side.
In his photo, there are 5 windows on the aisle side; images at  rrpicturearchives.net . http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/rspicture.aspx?id=425889&Page=1 show the car in April 2023 with 5 windows on one side, and 8 windows on the other side.
Can anyone offer any explanation/history of NS 12?  Many thanks in advance.
Jim Brewer________________________________________
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