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Owner: Virginia Rail Investment
Type: Passenger Car
AAR Class: PA: Car equipped to handle passengers.
AAR Type: M500
Detail Info:   Misc Cars
User Notes:   PPCX 800705 "Kitchi Gammi Club"

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VRIC 7 "Kitchi Gammi Club"
Title:  VRIC 7 "Kitchi Gammi Club"
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Photo Date:  7/23/2016  Upload Date: 2/14/2017 5:53:22 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Wil Hata
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VRIC 7 Kitchi Gammi Club
Title:  VRIC 7 Kitchi Gammi Club
Description:  Union Station
Photo Date:  7/25/2016  Upload Date: 7/28/2016 4:24:31 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Bob Vogel
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Private Varnish on train 20 Crescent
Title:  Private Varnish on train 20 Crescent
Description:  Pacific Home, Mount Vernon, Kitchi Gammi Club
Photo Date:  7/30/2016  Upload Date: 7/30/2016 2:37:26 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Bob Vogel
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Kitchi Gammi Club
Title:  Kitchi Gammi Club
Description:  Heading to C. P. Huntington Society for the four New River trains on Amtrak #51.
Photo Date:  10/18/2017  Upload Date: 10/18/2017 7:02:38 PM
Location:  Hamilton[Mercer], NJ
Author:  Tim Darnell
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Views:  198   Comments: 2
KITCHIE GAMMI CLUB
Title:  KITCHIE GAMMI CLUB
Description:  also Morristown & Erie car on train 51 Cardinal approaching 30th Street Station
Photo Date:  10/18/2017  Upload Date: 10/18/2017 4:09:07 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Bob Vogel
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VRIC 7
Title:  VRIC 7
Description:  From the Virginia Rail Investment Corporation website on 7s history: Pullman originally built this car at Calumet City, IL in June and July of 1923. The car was originally named the Mountain View and was built to Pullman plan 2521C, lot 4690. There were twenty cars built to this plan, known as the Mountain series (all of the car names start with the word "Mountain"). The cars were assigned as follows: five to the Monon Railroad, four to the Pennsylvania Railroad, three to the Santa Fe Railroad, six to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, and two to general service. The cars were built as 10-section observation lounge cars with an open observation platform.In 1937, the Mountain View returned to Calumet for rebuilding into a solarium observation car, as were many Pullman open platform cars at that time. In Calumet shops, the car was given a complete overhaul, which included the addition of air conditioning. Major interior changes were the addition of a buffet kitchen area in the center of the car, a porter’s room, and the reduction of the sections from ten to eight. All carpet and upholstery was updated and the car rolled out of the shop with a new plan designation of 4025H, an 8-section buffet lounge observation named Kitchi Gammi Club. Only one other car in Pullman history had the same 4025H designation, the Carlton Club (formerly the Mountain City), which was soon to become Nickel Plate Road business car #6. After the Kitchi Gammi Club rolled out of Calumet shops in 1937, it was assigned to service with the Nickel Plate Railroad. The Nickel Plate assigned it to trains #9 and #10, operating between Cleveland and St. Louis. It ran on these trains throughout the 1940s and the early 1950s. Normally, it served as the only Pullman space available on these trains. In 1953, the Nickel Plate purchased the car from the Pullman Company and sent it to Nickel Plate’s Calumet shop for conversion into business car #7 (the second Nickel Plate business car with this number). This conversion saw the removal of section #8 and the installation of a closet housing a hot water boiler so the car would have heat when operated on freight trains for inspection purposes. It remained in office car service until the merger with the Norfolk & Western Railway on October 16, 1964. After the merger, it was used on the old Nickel Plate system for a few official occasions, but not to the extent as when the Nickel Plate had it as a company business car. In 1967, the car was sent to Chicago to replace the Chicago wreck derrick outfit’s wooden dining car. The Kitchi Gammi Club lost it name and simply became known as N&W #521417, a wreck diner-bunk car. In derrick service it was once again "remodeled." This time, section #2 was removed and a small foreman’s office was installed in its place. Section #7 was also removed and three wash sinks were installed. The original men’s bathroom and lounge was converted to a shower. Last but not least, the observation lounge was converted to an eating area with the addition of wooden booths and tabletops. It was a sad finish to a truly historical piece of equipment. The car remained in Chicago until 1988 when it was retired as surplus and shipped to Roanoke, VA for disposition. This is usually when cars are sold to scrap dealers. However, the scrap dealers would never get to use their torches on this car. In 1989, Virginia Rail Investment Corp. purchased the Kitchi Gammi Club and moved it to Lynchburg, VA for work to determine the soundness and probability of restoration. After complete removal of all the old and outdated equipment underneath and inside the car, it was sandblasted and primed. After careful inspection, the car was found to be in excellent condition, and restoration was started. The car moved from Lynchburg to Roanoke, then on to Evansville, IN where the majority of the work was accomplished. In 2007, the Kitchi Gammi Club was shopped once again for some upgrades in Morristown, NJ. The original 1923 trucks were r
Photo Date:  1/6/2018  Upload Date: 1/7/2018 8:34:50 PM
Location:  Whippany, NJ
Author:  Kevin Painter
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Septic View
Title:  Septic View
Description:  Home to our card games after we get off.
Photo Date:  10/28/2018  Upload Date: 11/18/2018 10:21:15 PM
Location:  Hinton, WV
Author:  Jonathan Hinely
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Station,Passenger,Action
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Kitchie Gammi Club
Title:  Kitchie Gammi Club
Description:  One of two heavyweights on the train
Photo Date:  10/28/2018  Upload Date: 11/18/2018 10:22:38 PM
Location:  Hinton, WV
Author:  Jonathan Hinely
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Station,Passenger,Action
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Crossing the State Line
Title:  Crossing the State Line
Description:  On our way to Chicago with the consist. My job was to cook for the PV Mechanical riders on board. The night before I made a grocery run and picked up enough meat for twenty people, and potatoes. Along with dessert.
Photo Date:  10/28/2018  Upload Date: 11/18/2018 10:36:25 PM
Location:  Catlettsburg, KY
Author:  Jonathan Hinely
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 96(P42DC) AMTK 32(P42DC) AMTK 136(P42DC)
Views:  163   Comments: 0
Kitchie Gammi Club
Title:  Kitchie Gammi Club
Description:  Awaiting movement to New York
Photo Date:  10/31/2018  Upload Date: 11/19/2018 2:03:41 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Jonathan Hinely
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Yard,Passenger,Action
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VRIC 7
Title:  VRIC 7
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Photo Date:  2/5/2019  Upload Date: 3/18/2019 10:02:31 AM
Location:  Whippany, NJ
Author:  JerseyMike91 91
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train 19 Crescent
Title:  train 19 Crescent
Description:  PACIFIC HOME and KITCHI GAMMI CLUB
Photo Date:  6/17/2019  Upload Date: 6/17/2019 8:33:07 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Bob Vogel
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Views:  118   Comments: 0
PACIFIC HOME and KITCHI GAMMI CLUB
Title:  PACIFIC HOME and KITCHI GAMMI CLUB
Description:  train 19 Crescent arriving 30th Street Station
Photo Date:  6/17/2019  Upload Date: 6/17/2019 8:33:31 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Bob Vogel
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Views:  159   Comments: 0
KITCHI GAMMI CLUB
Title:  KITCHI GAMMI CLUB
Description:  train 19 Crescent arriving 30th Street Station
Photo Date:  6/17/2019  Upload Date: 6/17/2019 8:33:50 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Bob Vogel
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Views:  132   Comments: 0


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