American Freedom Train Car #7700
ex-B&O 24-8 Budd slumbercoach (built February 1958 to plan 9540,
Lot 9691-211 for service on the Columbian between Baltimore and
Chicago) was owned by the High Iron Co. Its name was Slumberland
(former B&O 7700, future Amtrak 2096). The car was used for
sleeping quarters for the restoration crew of 2101 at the Hagerstown
roundhouse. As with cars #448 (diner) and #200 ('Splendid Spirit'
observation car), this car (lettered AFT) accompanied T-1 #2101
on its test runs in March 1975. Currently in storage at Avalon Rail in Milwaukee, WI.
If anyone has information about
this sleeper -- car number, heritage, photos, current disposition
-- please email us . Thanks go
to Jon Clark, J. D. Floyd II, and Dan Quiat for much of the information on this
Courtesy of the Braun Bros Collection. Pictured at Lebanon, NJ November