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The Pennsylvania Railroad, in 1966, ordered 20 coaches, 20 cafes and 10 club cars from the Budd Company for the planned Washington - New York service. An additional 11 coaches were ordered by the state of Pennsylvania for a still-borne Harrisburg-Philadelphia service. The Metroliners describes the entire operational history of what was the premier passenger service in the United States for nearly four decades. This page provides a cross reference of renumbering and conversions of the Metroliner emus performed by Amtrak. During 1979 and 1980, Amtrak rebuilt several of these cars, moving electrical components from the underbody to humps in the roofs to minimize problems with blowing snow; the cars were extensively rebuilt at this time. Cars listed in the rows with a light blue background are cars that were rebuilt under this program, which did not involve renumbering.
The conversion numbers reported on this page are associated with the rebuildings to cab coaches that occurred in the late 1980s. The numbers listed are those of the original cars and their current Amtrak number or disposition. Also provided for ease of cross referencing are tables listing the cars in numerical order following conversions to cab coaches.
Note 1:Renumbered when P40s were delivered in 1991, minor modifications made, but no significant internal work. Note 2: Cars had been stored in Wilmington, DE. Striken from Amtrak roster in February, 2003. Scrapped in early 2003. Note 3: Rebuilt as coaches with no number change. Note 3A: Rebuilt as coaches with no number change, in storage. Confirmed scrapped 2011 or earlier. Note 4: At Pennsylvania Railroad Museum, Strasburg, PA. Note 5: Rebuilt as conference car for Metroliner Service. Note 6: Rebuilt by the FRA as the T-16 Track Geometry Car. (800718) Note 7A: Stored by Amtrak, out of service in 7/99. Leased to Bombardier for service with experimental 150-mph Turbine Electric Locomotive in 8/00, renumbered DOTX220. Lease terminated in 1/03. Removed from Amtrak property in 11/04. Now at TTCI. Renumbered to DOTX222 in 5/07. Note 8: Rebuilt by Amtrak in 2013 to Catenary Measurement Car 10005
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