Posted 13 January 2018 - 06:39 PM
I can imagine one would be put off at the next stop by the conductor if caught inside of a baggage car.
The baggage car on the rear of the Crescent, was pretty empty.....the whole way. I would think the half baggage/dorm cars would be much better utilized. Maybe its more full at other times. Heck, they could turn half the business class car into a baggage car, it only had 4-8 people it in the whole way too. I spent a lot of time in there, to get out of the roomette for a while.
And, I can neither confirm, nor deny, the baggage car was wide open and accessible en route, and an unlocked rear door, when open is vastly superior to the regular "railfan window".......
If they were lucky...remember that unlocked rear door...😁
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