Spirit of St. Louis – More from Cincinnati

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From the Cincinnati Enquirer by Patrick Reddy –

A train comprised of 20 vintage railroad cars built between 1923 and the 1950’s is stopped on the tracks just east of Montgomery Inn Boathouse. The train, pulled by an early 1990’s “Heritage” diesel locomotive, is bound for St.Louis and the convention of the American Association of Private Railroad Car Owners.

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David Hoffman, left, owner of the domed car Northern Sky – a 1952 sleeper-loung-dome car – talks with Jeffrey Galani.

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The Caritas, built by Pullman in 1948 as a 14 roomette, and four bedroom sleeper now sports an Art Deco paint job and the interior has been re-configured to include one master bedroom and four standard bedrooms.

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Jack Sprung, left, and Al Walker, car attendants on a 1948 Pullman sleeper car, talk in the narrow corridor of the car.

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Interior of a 1925 Platform Office Car.

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Place setting aboard a 1925 Platform Office Car.

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Exterior of a Pullman “half-dome” car.

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A train comprised of 20 vintage railroad cars built between 1923 and the 1950’s is stopped on the tracks just east of Montgomery Inn Boathouse.

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