Business Car Snippets



Items added: October 19, 2004


Business Car Assignments 1910 record from Santa Fe files

GENERAL OFFICER CARS
Initial
Number
BuilderYear BltLgthHeatLt
Beds
Lt WtPlanRemarks
OldNewdblesngl

AT&SF
220
1
Pullman189369'6"FrumG/E
2
6
12572023-C-181
AT&SF
221
2
Pullman189365'0"FrumG/E
3
9
12130023-C-44
AT&SF
222
3
B&S189065'0"BkrG/E
4
5
13146023-C-101
AT&SF
219
4
B&S189069'6"FrumG/E
2
8
13206023-C-81
AT&SF
223
5
AT&SF189165'0"BkrG/E
2
5
11820023-C-81
AT&SF
218
6
AT&SF188760'0"BkrG/E
2
8
11214023-C-113
AT&SF
216
7
AT&SF188256'10"BkrG/E
2
6
9584023-C-139
AT&SF
215
8
AT&SF188760'0"BkrO/E
2
8
9530023-C-140
AT&SF
99
9
H&H188251'1"+BkrO/E
2
7
10142023-C-148
AT&SF
100
10
A&P188348'BkrO/E
2
6
10160023-C -
GC&SF
13
11
B&S188352'BkrO/E
2
7
9950023-C-147
GC&SF
217
12
-188665'BkrG/E
2
8
11930023-C-25
GC&SF
1406
13
AT&SF190965'FrumG/E
-
-
13306023-C-231cnvt Top 9/09
SFP&P
98
14
--60'BkrO/E
2
6
10000023-C-122
??NM
-
15
--62'BkrG/O
-
-
--
AT&SF
2697
16
--56'FrumG/E
1
7
11670023-C-126
AT&SF
-
17
Pullman190772'FrumG/E
1
8
15522023-C-164
AT&SF
1404
18
B&S189065'FrumG/E
2
8
12528023-C-169
AT&SF
PV15
19
--50'BkrO/E
2
8
10182023-C-186cnvt Top 2/08
AT&SF
-
25
Pullman190772'FrumG/E
-
-
144180-Mr. Cheney's car
AT&SF
-
17
Pullman190772'FrumG/E
1
8
15522023-C-164


SUPERINTENDENT BUSINESS CARS
Initial
Number
BuilderYear BltLgthHeatLt
Beds
Lt WtPlanRemarks
OldNewdblesngl

AT&SF
213
400
AT&SF188745'11"+BkrO
3
6
77500-
AT&SF
105
401
Wells & French188130'BkrO
-
-
46000-
AT&SF
209
402
CB&Q187043'1+"BkrG/O
2
5
4534023-E-167
AT&SF
211
403
CB&Q187145'1"BkrG/O
2
4
6600023-C-52
AT&SF
9
404
Quedley Car Co.187236'9"BkrG/O
-
-
58600-
AT&SF
386
405
AT&SF-33'4"+BkrG/O
2
4
5564023-E-196
AT&SF
2582
406
Carter Bros.188240'9"+BkrG/O
2
3
55620023-E-182
AT&SF
210
407
CB&Q187044'BkrG/O
2
5
6052023-E-157"ex-420"?
AT&SF
2504
408
Barney & Smith187144'BkrG/O
2
5
6924023-E-160
AT&SF
325
409
AT&SF189234'BkrO
-
-
50100-
AT&SF
212
410
AT&SF188041'BkrG/O
4
6
6426023-E-188
AT&SF
96
411
AT&SF188142'BkrG/O
2
5
64400-
AT&SF
95
412
AT&SF189742'BkrO
2
5
54400-
AT&SF
94
413
Carter Bros.190241'BkrO
2
4
70700-
AT&SF
97
414
Sou Calif Ry189841'BkrO
2
2
64400-
GC&SF
105
415
--45'BkrO
2
4
--
GC&SF
104
416
--40'BkrO
1
5
--
GC&SF
88?
417
AT&SF188046'BkrO
-
-
--
GC&SF
103
418
--45'BkrO
2
6
8570023-E-129
AT&SF
-
419*
-189850'+BkrO
-
-
77320-
* = "BRECKENRIDGE", + = 6 wheel trucks
GC&SF
2583
420
--40'BkrO
-
-
56600-


Assignments Santa Fe Business and/or Special Purpose Cars as of 1/ 1/60:

Car No. Assigned Title Assigned (home) AC Type

Atchison H
Topeka TM
Santa Fe TM
4J.A. ParkinsonGen'l Sup't Comm & Signals ChicagoW
9 O.R. Hammit Sup't Alb Div Winslow WT
10 unassigned
17 T.J. Anderson Ass't Gen'l Mgr AmarilloW
20 unassigned
22J.E. Lester Ass't Gen'l Mgr Topeka W
30R.H. BeederChief Eng'r System ChicagoW
31 T.T. Blickle Gen'l Mgr Mech'l Dept ChicagoW
32W.L. MoreVice PresChicagoW
33 J.H. BlakeAss't Gen'l MgrLos AngelesW
34J.B. Noe Ass't Gen'l MgrTopekaW
35 R.G. BuchananGen'l MgrAmarilloW
36O.H. Osborn Vice Pres & Gen'l MgrGalvestonW
37L.M. OlsonGen'l Mgr TopekaW
38J.N. LandrethGen'l Mgr Los AngelesW
39C.R. Tucker Vice Pres OperationsChicagoW
40 R.G. RydenVice PresChicagoC
401T.W. GoolsbySup't Plains DivAmarilloWT
402 S. Rogers Sup't Valley DivFresno D
403 E.E. Baker Sup't Southern DivTempleWT
404 H.D. FishSup't Eastern Div Emporia -
405 C.B. Kurtz Sup't New Mexico Div'nLas VegasWT
406 A.K. JohnsonSup't Los Angeles Div'n S BrdnoD
407K.C. MaySup't Slaton Div'nSlatonD
408 W.A.J. Carter Sup't Pecos Div'n ClovisD
409 H.J. Briscoe Sup't Panhandle Div'n Wellington WT
423 R.G. Alexander Sup't Colo Div'n Pueblo D
424 J.P. Spears Sup't Middle Div'n NewtonD
426 R.J. Yost Sup't Illinois Div'n Shopton WT
428 O.D. Crill Sup't Northern Div'n Ft WorthWT

C = Carrier System; D - Desert Cooler; H = Frigidaire; W = Waukesha; WT = Window type; TM = Trane-Electrical-Mech'l
OPERATING DEPT
TOPEKA, KS.
Feb. 8, 1960


SPARKS (Topeka Chapter NRHS) 2/ /1966:

January 28th saw Sup't. Business car #405 emerge from Topeka Shop painted silver and shadow-lined as the longer business cars have been finished for some years. #405 is assigned to La Junta for Sup't. of Colorado Div'n. It was thought this might be the first Supt's car to receive the shadow-line silver paint scheme. However, on checking it was learned that the Valley Div'n. Sup't. Roger's #402 assigned to Fresno, California, received this treatment earlier. Middle Div'n. Sup't car #424, assigned to Newton, is scheduled into Topeka for a new range and other work, speculation is, it too, will be shadow lined.


TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL 10/10/1906:

Gen'l. Sup't. Parker of the Western Grand Div'n. with headquarters in La Junta, arrived in the city this morning in his private car #8.


TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL 10/12/1906:

Gen'l. Sup't. F. C. Fox of the Eastern Grand Div'n. left this morning in car #7 attached to engine 04 for St. Joseph.


TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL 10/23/1906:

Business car #1, containing some of the directors of the Santa Fe System is expected to arrive in Topeka Thursday.


TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL:

Business car #9 was in Topeka last night; this is the car of Mr. W.D. Hodges, Purchasing Agent of the Santa Fe.


TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL 10/25/1906:

A special train arrived in Topeka this morning from Chicago. The train carried some of the officers and directors who will attend the annual directors meeting here this weekend. Cars were #2 containing president E.P. Ripley; Car #1 containing the Chicago members of the Board of Directors; Car #4 the private car of vice-president Kendrick; Car #6, the private car of Hurley, General Manager.


TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL 10/29/1906:

Alfred Lovell, Sup't. of Motive Power, with headquarters in Chicago, was through Topeka this morning in his private car #16, left for Los Angeles where he will be for a few days.


TOPEKA JOURNAL 5/13/1907:

Business car #8, which has been constructed in the local shops for General Superintendent J.E. Hurley will be completed this week, ready for use. A special train which ran as a second section of Train #3, went west to the Belen cut-off this morning, carrying private cars (numbers not reported - Ellington note) of J.W. Hendricks; J.E. Hurley; and F.C. Fox General Superintendent, pulled by (4-4-2 - Ellington note) engine 1552.


TOPEKA JOURNAL 10/8/1907

B.P. Cheney of Boston, Massachusetts, one of the directors of the Santa Fe, passed through Topeka yesterday en route to California in his business car #25.


TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL 10/06/1906

The private car #407 of J.L. Barnes, Superintendent of the Southern Kansas Division of the Santa Fe system, was given a three month overhauling and sent back home, resplendent inside and out with paint and varnish. Among improvements is installation of Pintsch gas for artificial light. The reception room remains in the front end as before. The seats and furniture have been freshly upholstered. A passageway runs along the side of the car from front to rear, leading to the sleeping rooms, dining room and kitchen.Two sleeping rooms are between the Superintendent's office and the dining room, and in the back of the car are the cook's quarters, fairly large cooking and sleeping rooms. The kitchen is equipped with a complete outfit of culinary utensils, including a large, 6-lid range. Included in the dining room is a silver set furnished by the company.


TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL 10/11/1906: Private car 407 is in the yards. The car is used by Div'n. Sup't. J. L. Barnes of the Southern Kansas, with headquarters at Chanute. Mr. Barnes is in the city attending a meeting of officials who are considering changes in the time card of the Santa Fe.


Topeka JOURNAL 5/12/1900:

#216---yesterday has been turned from shops entirely remodeled. It is 62' long, and is painted the color recently adopted by the road for all its passenger cars, the Pullman brown, lettering in gold leaf. A new idea has been introduced in the building of this car. The dining room has been placed in the center of the car instead of at the end as heretofore.The two staterooms were torn down and moved farther to the rear to give the necessary space for the dining room.The wood work of the car was put in new. An olive color forms the background for the ceiling which is ornamented with pretty designs and gold leaf. The car contains eight berths. Each stateroom has a marble water basin connected with a tank so as to have hot and cold water connections at all times. The car is fitted with all the latest modern machinery for registering speed, gauging the air, etc. The Santa Fe has the reputation of running the best private cars for railroad officials of any road in existence. #216 is undoubtedly the best car now owned by the Santa Fe.


Topeka JOURNAL 5/17/1900:

Mr. Mudge's private car #216 is presently being fitted with electric wires and apparatus for the lighting of it.


TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL 2/04/1953:

New air brake instruction car 5005 roof painted aluminum.


TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL 10/25/1906:

A special train arrived in Topeka this morning from Chicago carrying some of the officers and directors who will atttend thte annual meeting of the directors this week in Topeka. Private car #2, containing President E.P. Ripley; Car #1, containing the Chicago members of the Board of Directors; Car #4, the private car of Vice President Kendrick; and Car #6 with Mr. Hurley, General Manager, comprised the special.


TOPEKA JOURNAL 3/23/1903:

A special train carrying General Manager H.U. Mudge passed through from Chicago to Denver, and while in Topeka, engine 04, which had been pulling the train over the Chicago division, was sent to the roundhouse and substituted with engine 1146. A telephone in Mr. Mudge's car allows him to call the engineer and regulate speed of the train. It is said that these phones will be installed on the "CALiFORNIA LIMITED".


TOPEKA JOURNAL 8/13/1903:

H.A. Tice, Superintendent of the Southern Kansas Division private car arrived from Arkansas City and now released from Topeka shops. It came in as #9, and is now #404. All numbers on special cars, whole system are changed so that general officers have one series and division superintendents have another series.



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