Owner: Illinois Central
Type: Passenger Car
AAR Class: PA: Car equipped to handle passengers.
AAR Type: M500
Detail Info:   Misc Cars

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ICG Wreck 6
Title:  ICG Wreck 6
Description:  On 1 April 1975 the Illinois Central Gulf local heading south on the former Gulf Mobile & Ohio main line between Bogalusa and Slidell, Louisiana was diverted into the spur at Florenville and collided with some stored cars. This was a roof-top view of cars that were pushed off of the end of the siding by the force of the collision. The passenger car was IC X2761, formerly 8-section/1-drawing-room/2-compartment Pullman BERTHOUD PASS.
Photo Date:  4/5/1975  Upload Date: 1/16/2010 10:05:13 AM
Location:  Florenville, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Wreck
Views:  779   Comments: 1
IC X2761
Title:  IC X2761
Description:  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 It was one of about 500 Pullmans that went into U.S. Government storage in the late 1950's, and was withdrawn from Pullman lease in May 1962.
Photo Date:  4/5/1975  Upload Date: 7/13/2009 12:35:01 AM
Location:  Florenville, LA
Author:  Michael Palmieri
Categories:  Passenger
Views:  2909   Comments: 0

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