PENNSYRR.COM by Jerry Britton

The following are former Pennsylvania Railroad passenger cars in active excursion service. RIding one of these is on my bucket list, though cost and recent Amtrak policy may shutter excursion service for good.


Frank Thomson

The Frank Thomson is one of seven cars built by Pullman to plan 4134 for the Pennsylvania Railroad. The series were named after PRR presidents and feature two drawing rooms, one compartment, one double bedroom, and observation section.

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colonial crafts

Bob and Susan Lowe are the owners of Colonial Crafts, one of eight three bedroom, drawing room buffet lounge cars built by Pullman for the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1949.

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PRR 120

PRR 120

PRR 120 is a Pennsylvania Railroad Z74 business car with a rich history. Now owned by Bennet and Vivian Levin, the 120, the Warrior Ridge (lounge car), and two PRR class EP22 EMD E8 locomotives operate out of Juniata Terminal, outside of Philadelphia, Pa.

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Catalpa Falls

The Catalpa Falls is one of three cars owned/operated by George Payne and the Catalpa Falls Group, The Chippewa Creek and the Samuel Rea are currently undergoing renovation.

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