IC X2761         
Illinois Central work car X2761 had been black-lined and was stored on a spur along the former GM&O main line between Bogalusa and Slidell -- along with some freight cars -- when some criminals tampered with the switch and diverted a freight train into the cut of cars on 1 April 1975. This car was built in January 1930 as the 8-section/1-drawing-room/2-compartment (Plan 3979A, Lot 6334) Pullman BERTHOUD PASS. It was air conditioned in March 1935 and sold to the IC on 31 December 1948, but it never received IC streamliner paint. It was one of about 500 Pullmans that went into U.S. Government storage in the late 1950's, and was withdrawn from Pullman lease in May 1962.
Date: 4/5/1975 Location: Florenville, LA   Map Show Florenville on a rail map Views: 2935 Collection Of:   Michael Palmieri
Rolling Stock: IC X2761 (Passenger Car) Author:  Michael Palmieri
IC X2761
Picture Categories: Passenger This picture is part of album:  Florenville Wreck
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