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Baggage cars - Baggage car (Budd Car Company)
Budd Car Company, Septa, and AMF
November 1954 and April 1955, or in April 1963
Acquired by VIA Rail in:
Number of units in fleet:
8600 to 8623
Did you know?
- This type of baggage car can accommodate - at one time! - 12 canoes measuring 15 feet in length (or longer) and more than 100 large-format suitcases.
- Just like a passenger car, this baggage car is heated to make the journey more pleasant for the animals being transported.
- Originally, baggage cars were used as offices for train conductors.
- Some of the cars acquired from the CPR were also outfitted with sleeping quarters and a shower for crew working aboard the train.