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Photo of R&N King Coal first class lounge observation car
R&N King Coal first class lounge observation car

This pristine boat tail obs is the tail car on the Saturday/Sunday regularly scheduled Pittston to Jim Thorpe and return excursion. It is seen here at Pittston on Friday evening awaiting the next day's run. This car was built as a coach for the Illinois Central in 1918 and then rebuilt by the IC as a streamline heavyweight obs lounge for the City of New Orleans streamliner inaugurated in 1947. We should all look so resplendent at 106 years old!

Photographed by John Barlow, June 21, 2024.
Added to the photo archive by John Barlow, June 29, 2024.
Railroad: Reading & Northern.

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