A former Southern
Pacific Golden State 4-4-2 (4 double bedrooms, 4 compartments, 2
drawing rooms) Pullman sleeper, this car provided quarters for the
small number of staff members who actually lived aboard the AFT.
It was built
in 1942 and delivered/leased to the SP painted two-tone gray as
"Golden River", #212. In 1946 it was painted red/silver.
In 1947 it was sold to the SP by Pullman. In '53 it received a new
red/silver paint job with a red letterboard -- and its name was
replaced by its new designation, #9111.
By the early 1970s, the sleeper was owned by the Herb Reichhold and stored on the Sierra RR.
Mr. Reichhold got the contract to convert several NYC baggage cars into AFT display cars at an old Liberty Ship factory in Richmond, CA near San Francisco. He brought the SP sleeper that became AFT 201 to Richmond too, along with his SP triple unit diner, which was also procured by the AFT Foundation AFT (but ultimately only partially outfitted and painted for the AFT).
After its 1975-76
run on the AFT it was sold to BC Rail and given the name Adventure as part of the British Columbia Provincial Museum Train. Later it was renamed Norman
A. McPherson in honor of a past Vice President of Operations and