MKT Texas Special Car on California Zephyr

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  1. May 16, 2016 #1

    Agent

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    It must be the start of private car season. Amtrak #5(15) came through Agency, Iowa this evening heading west with the J. Pinckney Henderson on the end. This car was used by the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad on the Texas Special. From what I've found online, this Pullman car was originally built as a coach, and is now a sleeper-lounge.

     
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    Cool!

    As a boy I rode the Texas Special several times since the Katy came through my hometown on its run from Fort Worth to San Antonio. Perhaps I even rode in this very car??

    FWIW:A local business in San Marcos uses several old Texas Special Cars as offices, and they are parked alongside the UP Tracks on the NE Side on the way to Austin on the Texas Eagle.
     
  3. May 18, 2016 #3

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    Wherever it went, it didn't stay long since it's already heading back east on Amtrak #6(16).

     

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