588 Passenger Car

588 in the 70s about the time that Amtrack took over passenger service

The 588 today is in good condition.  Its previous owners got rid of all the seats and left the inside bare.  Its in use now for special events  such as the studio for Santa Claus, where kids get their picture taken.  We move in seats for the Lions Club annual dinner train, to be used as a passenger car.  Our plans are to paint it Loewy color scheme as seen in the pictures on this page.

When built it hauled 56 second class passengers.  The seats reclined at night to allow for sleeping.  2 restrooms were provided up front.

interior view of the 588. Click on image to enlarge