RailSmith- Illinois Central Sleeper ‘Clarksdale’
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Illinois Central – Sleeper Clarksdale
The I.C. had a total of 23 sleepers with ten roomettes and six bedrooms, all build by the Pullman-Standard Company.
Sleepers on the IC were given names based on the type of accommodations they had. Ten-Six sleepers were all given names that started with a ‘C’. Cars that were configured with 11 Double Bedrooms, the names started with “B’. Sleepers with 22 roomettes names began with ‘F’, and so forth.
We have chosen two ten-six road names, not because they were assigned to the City of Miami, but rather because they WERE NOT! These two cars were assigned for ‘protection’. The term railroads use for holding a car in reserve, ‘just in case’. So these cars could be seen on ANY Illinois Central train, anytime, including the City of Miami!
There are two road names being produced at this time. This selection ‘I.C. Sleeper Clarksdale’ is for one sleeper. This is the same sleeper offered in the ‘pair’. When the pair is sold out, only this single will be available.
Next in our IC train is the baggage car, so don’t miss that! And you won’t believe what is after that!!
This is a Classic version of this car.