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This question pertains to ACL cars 247, 248, 249. Which of the two were PS shells built at Emerson Shops in Rocky Mount? I have data which shows 247 and 248 and other data which states 248 and 249. In a previous thread listed, it states 247 is a "shell" car, but I am very sure 247 was built by PS-50, with serial number 1332-20. Thanks for the help.

-- Scott Lofreddo (, February 18, 2004


Prof. Savchak and I have been discussing the mysterious baggage-dorm shell for some time. This is sort of like an Elvis sighting, but trust me, I saw a photo of this car, painted and lettered and in service as ACL 100 (2nd). It was clearly a P-S car and not the original Budd-built 100. Regrettably the Society member who has this photo can't locate at it present, so for now it's just my word against the disbelievers. I know the ACL records make no mention of a replacement 100 going into service, but.............

-- Larry Goolsby (, February 18, 2004.

Ooops-the P-S baggage car body shell became ACL # 152!Photos of these car shells are in Dave Randall's Pullman Standard Library Volume 7-Southeastern Roads. Eventually, I will do an article on these car shells as they are a response to the wreck at Dillon in 1953.

-- Mike Savchak (, February 18, 2004.


The three coach shells built by P-S were numbered 248, 249 and 250 when finished by the ACL. In addition to the three coach shells, there was a baggage car shell, a diner shell and a baggage dorm shell. The baggage dorm shell was never finished and put into service. The baggage shell became #151, while the diner shell became the Naples.

-- Mike Savchak (, February 18, 2004.

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