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Power Car #111
The Exit Car

The car served as the car through which the public would exit the train. It was the last car with any displays inside. It also held a large electric generator. A former NYC 9100 series cars manufactured by ACF. Sold to the National Museums of Canada for their Discovery Train. In 1983 it was purchased by the Union Pacific Railroad and in 1986 was refurbished to be power cars for the UP's yellow business/excursion trains.

Originally NYC baggage car #91??. Please email if you have any additional information.

Photographed at Minneapolis.

Image: John Hill collection

American Freedom Train Car 111 ex New York Central baggage car

 
 

The car was, until 2004, numbered UP 206. It was acquired by the Museum of America's Freedom Trains in May 2001 and transferred to the nonprofit Pacific Railroad Preservation Association in July 2004 with the promise that they will never scrap it. Today AFT #111 is PRPX 111. The PRPA is the Portland, OR group operating the former SP&S #700, a large 4-8-4 steam locomotive that shares roundhouse space with former AFT locomotive #4449. Click here for the whole story of its journey from the UP to the PRPA.

Shown at Cameron Station, VA. Spring 1975.

Photo: Ron Goldfeder, 2101 restoration volunteer.

American Freedom Train Car 111 ex New York Central baggage car  
  AFT Power/Exit Car #111.

Shown at Columbus, OH. May 1975.

Image: William Brandon, photographer. George Elwood scan.

American Freedom Train Car 111 ex New York Central baggage car  
 

AFT Car #111

Shown at Columbus, OH. May 1975.

Image: William Brandon, photographer. George Elwood scan.

 

 

American Freedom Train Car 111 ex New York Central baggage car  
 

AFT Power Car #111 went on to serve on the Canadian Discovery Train. It was later used in the Union Pacific's business fleet as UP 206. While with the UP, it was used on the Rio Grande Ski Train in 1988. A year later, former 1947 Freedom Train observation car Central Plains was also used by on the Ski Train.

Photo: Dave Varilek. ~2002 Omaha, NE.

American Freedom Train Car 111 Union Pacific Power Car 206  
 

Former AFT Car #111 at Fremont, Nebraska.

Photo: Todd Schannuth Feb. 2003.

American Freedom Train Car 111 Union Pacific Power Car 206  
 

The car was moved from its storage site without too much time to spare!

Although not the same elevator as in the photo above, the car was also stored for a time next to this one -- which would likely have demolished the car when it came down in late 2004.

 

Photo: Dave Varilek. 2004 Fremont, NE.

American Freedom Train Car 111 Union Pacific Power Car 206  
 

Former AFT Car #111 is now the PRPX111. Click here for the whole story of its journey from the UP to the PRPA.

Shown at Portland, OR 2006.

Photo: Terry Kimsey of the PRPA.

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