Train Pullman Car PENN SQUARE
PENN SQUARE was built in 1925 for the Pennsylvania Railroad as a 6-3 sleeper to plan 3523, lot 4887. It served on the Broadway Limited.
After the Freedom
Train tour ended, the car (still in FT paint) was part of the train
that pulled some of the 49 newly arrived French Merci Train boxcars on the first part of their journey to their receiving state
capitals. See Earl Bennett's Merci
Train web site for more on the Merci Train.
The car was photographed at the Grand Canyon still in Freedom Train paint and lettering on February 16, 1949.
the Freedom Train Pullman Cars: All three of these 6-axle
Pullman cars (which housed the Marine Corps Honor Guard detachment,
Porters, and Archivists) were furnished by the Pullman Company and
were returned to the Pullman pool following duty on the Freedom
Train. The Pullman Company also supplied one porter per car, each
serving a 2-3 month stint with the train. Pullman furnished the
cars on the basis of $25 per day per car.
Steadman, Freedom Train Marine Guard. On display in Minnesota.