Dinwiddie County Pullman Car

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Dinwiddie County
10-section lounge
Dinwiddie County Pullman car at Hallsboro museum.jpg
Distant view from nearby roadway
Manufacturer Pullman
Order no. Lot 4998
Constructed 1926
Diagram Pullman Plan 3521A; later 3521F
Capacity 20 in 10 sections
12 (later 14) lounge seats
Operator(s) Pullman Company
National Railway Historical Society
Specifications
Auxiliaries 32 volt
Train heating Mechanical
Bogies Type 2410A
Braking system(s) Type UC
Track gauge

4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)

Dinwiddie County Pullman Car
Dinwiddie County Pullman Car is located in Virginia
Dinwiddie County Pullman Car
Dinwiddie County Pullman Car is located in the US
Dinwiddie County Pullman Car
Location Hallsboro Yard, northeast of the junction of VA 606 and VA 671, Midlothian, Virginia
Coordinates 37°28′59″N 77°44′10″W / 37.48306°N 77.73611°W / 37.48306; -77.73611Coordinates: 37°28′59″N 77°44′10″W / 37.48306°N 77.73611°W / 37.48306; -77.73611
Area less than one acre
Built by Pullman Co.
NRHP reference # 91000834[1]
VLR # 020-0023
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 3, 1991
Designated VLR April 17, 1991[2]

Dinwiddie County Pullman Car is a historic Pullman car located near Midlothian, Chesterfield County, Virginia. It was built in 1926 as the Mt. Angeles by the Pullman Company; one of thirty cars on Lot 4998, all to Plan 3521A.[3] It is a heavyweight, all-steel sleeping car with ten sections and one observation lounge. In June 1934 Pullman rebuilt it to Plan 3521F and changed the name of the car to Dinwiddie and again in April 1937 the name was changed to Dinwiddie County,[4] which name it retains to this day. These name changes represent the car's transfer to service on the Norfolk and Western Railway's trains operating to and from Virginia.[5]

The car was sold to the National Railway Historical Society in 1965.[4] It appeared in the 1976 television movie Eleanor and Franklin as the funeral car for Franklin Delano Roosevelt.[6]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 2013-06-05. 
  3. ^ Madden, items 9617–9746 of Excel file.
  4. ^ a b Madden, item 9617 of Excel file.
  5. ^ Joseph S. White III (April 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Dinwiddie County Pullman Car" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo
  6. ^ Railway Preservation News blog