N&W Passenger train consists

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The Pj coaches 1700-1709 were built in 1935 by Bethlehem Steel Corporation.  Walther's made a close model in their line of wood and metal kits, long out of production.  The Athearn coach with the arch roof is close except for its length and 6 wheel trucks.  

The BPf combines 1550-1557 were built by Bethlehem at the same time as the coaches.  All of these cars were sold off circa 1960.  I believe the coaches were sold to Mexico. N&W's diagram for the Pj cars was marked cancelled 1961.

--Rick Morrison
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  What is the origin of the PJ class coaches?  Any good ideas for modeling them?



  Dr. J. Brent Greer


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  Early 1950's photo of the Pocahontas in Petersburg, VA with the Washington coach on the rear. It is a class Pj.  Ahead of the coach is the Chicago-Norfolk sleeper and heavyweight 10section-lounge car.  Several years ago there was anticle in The Arrow on the short run trains which connected N&W to Richmond.  The run was on ACL tracks but N&W power to Richmond.  The N&W locomotives assigned to this were equiped with ACL automatic train control apparatus. 

  I have a duplicate slide of a K2 pulling a train on ACL.  There is a Pm coach in the consist which I think is the Washington coach.  

  --Rick Morrison


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