Dinwiddie County Pullman Car

Dinwiddie County Pullman Car is a historic Pullman car located near Midlothian, Chesterfield County, Virginia. It was built in 1926 as the Mt. Angeles by the Pullman Company; one of thirty cars on Lot 4998, all to Plan 3521A.[3] It is a heavyweight, all-steel sleeping car with ten sections and one observation lounge. In June 1934 Pullman rebuilt it to Plan 3521F and changed the name of the car to Dinwiddie and again in April 1937 the name was changed to Dinwiddie County,[4] which name it retains to this day. These name changes represent the car's transfer to service on the Norfolk and Western Railway's trains operating to and from Virginia.[5]

Dinwiddie County
10-section lounge
Dinwiddie County Pullman car at Hallsboro museum.jpg
Distant view from nearby roadway
Order no.Lot 4998
DiagramPullman Plan 3521A; later 3521F
Capacity20 in 10 sections
12 (later 14) lounge seats
Operator(s)Pullman Company
National Railway Historical Society
Auxiliaries32 volt
Train heatingMechanical
BogiesType 2410A
Braking system(s)Type UC
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Dinwiddie County Pullman Car
Dinwiddie County Pullman Car is located in Virginia
Dinwiddie County Pullman Car
Dinwiddie County Pullman Car is located in the United States
Dinwiddie County Pullman Car
LocationHallsboro Yard, northeast of the junction of VA 606 and VA 671, Midlothian, Virginia
Coordinates37°28′59″N 77°44′10″W / 37.48306°N 77.73611°W / 37.48306; -77.73611Coordinates: 37°28′59″N 77°44′10″W / 37.48306°N 77.73611°W / 37.48306; -77.73611
Arealess than one acre
Built byPullman Co.
NRHP reference #91000834[1]
VLR #020-0023
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJuly 3, 1991
Designated VLRApril 17, 1991[2]

The car was sold to the National Railway Historical Society in 1965.[4] It appeared in the 1976 television movie Eleanor and Franklin as the funeral car for Franklin Delano Roosevelt.[6]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2013-06-05.
  3. ^ Madden, items 9617–9746 of Excel file.
  4. ^ a b Madden, item 9617 of Excel file.
  5. ^ Joseph S. White III (April 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Dinwiddie County Pullman Car" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo
  6. ^ Railway Preservation News blog