RailSmith- NYC ‘Pullman’ Sleeper ‘Salmon River’
Sleeper ‘Salmon River‘
This 10-6 sleeper was built by Pullman Standard in 1948-49. Delivered in the Two-Tone Gray scheme, this car and 95 other 10-6 sleepers in this named ‘RIVER’ class, were used all over the NYC system. They were also seen in transcontinental service on trains such as Santa Fe’s Chief and ESPEE’s City of San Francisco as well as the San Francisco Overland.
According to the book ‘Sleeping Cars of the Santa Fe‘, two NYC ‘River’ sleepers were assigned to the ATSF from 1954 until 1958 when that service ended.
This is a Prototype car.