CENTRAL STATES RAIL ASSOCIATES to CHICAGO PEORIA & ST. LOUIS

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 CESX - Central States Rail Associates, Inc.
  • CESX 100 - (ex-GTDT, nee-SP) PS LW articulated coach. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • CESX 100A - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • CESX 100B - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • CESX 200 - (ex-GTDT, nee-???) LW baggage - express converted to kitchen car. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • CESX 300 - (ex-GTDT, nee-SP) PS LW articulated coach. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • CESX 300A - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • CESX 300B - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)

     CVRR - Central Valley RR.
  • CVRR Creswell - wood narrow-gauge open-platform coach. (JACKSON & SHARP DELAWARE HERITAGE COLLECTION)
  • CVRR narrow-gauge wood open-platform mail - baggage - smoker coach - (HAGLEY DIGITAL ARCHIVES)

     CV - Central Vermont
  • BUSINESS CAR
  • MOTOR CARS
  • CV St. Albans - CC&F HW 12 Sect - 1 DR.  (History???) (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • CV 35 - HW baggage - 15' mail apartment. (CANADA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MUSEUM)
  • CV 40 - HW baggage - mail. (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • CV 69 - wood blind-end baggage - express. (GODFATHER RAILS)
  • CV 69 - (CANADIAN FREIGHT CAR GALLERY)
  • CV 159 - wood narrow-vestibule coach. (JACKSON & SHARP DELAWARE HERITAGE COLLECTION)
  • CV 159 - vestibule end detail. (JACKSON & SHARP DELAWARE HERITAGE COLLECTION)
  • CV 381 - wood vestibule coach. (JACKSON & SHARP DELAWARE HERITAGE COLLECTION)
  • CV 600 - wood vestibule dining car. (JACKSON & SHARP DELAWARE HERITAGE COLLECTION)
  • CV 4100 - (ex-CN 4956, nee-CV 385) HW Rules Instruction car, rblt. from coach, originally wood vestibuled coach - smoker. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • CV 4505 - HW coach, in MofW service. (B. ROGERSON)
  • CV 4546 - wood open-platform coach. (CANADA SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY MUSEUM)

     Chapel Cars
  • American Baptist Emmanuel - B&S wood open-platform Chapel car. (PRAIRIE VILLAGE)
  • American Baptist Emmanuel - (ABPR)
  • American Baptist Emmanuel - (SOUTH DAKOTA NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES)
  • American Baptist 3 Glad Tidings - wood open-platform Chapel car. (WIKIPEDIA)
  • American Baptist Grace - Barney & Smith HW chapel car. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • American Baptist Messenger of Peace - wood open-platform chapel car. (NORTHWEST RWY. MUSEUM)
  • Catholic St. Anthony - wood narrow-vestibule chapel car. (RAILROAD HERITAGE)
  • Catholic St. Paul - steel open-platform chapel car. (WIKIPEDIA)
  • Catholic St. Peter - HW chapel car. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • Catholic St. Peter - (WIKIPEDIA)
  • Episcopal Church of the Advent The Cathedral Car of North Dakota - wood open-platform chapel car. (KING OF PEACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH)
  • The 1926 Cardinal's Train - page at Theme Trains provides some very valuable information about this special.

     CHS - Charlotte Southern
  • CHS 2502 Battle Creek - (ex-VIA, exx-CN, exxx-3018, nee-5615) LW bar - lounge - snack bar rblt. from 44-seat coach, formerly buffet lounge originally 80-seat coach. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • CHS 2502 Battle Creek - (MICHIGAN RAILROADS)
  • CHS 5206 Butternut Creek - (ex-CN) CC&F Canadian Flyer LW coach. (MICHIGAN RAILROADS)
  • CHS 5208 Butternut Creek - (ex-VIA, nee-CN) Canadian Flyer coach. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • CHS 5874 - (ex-VIA, nee-CN) LW kitchen car rblt. from baggage - express.  (History???) (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • CHS 5874 - (MICHIGAN RAILROADS)
  • CHS 5874 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)

     CHV - Chattahoochee Valley Rwy.
  • BUSINESS CAR
  • CHV 5 - wood open-platform center baggage - coach. (JACKSON & SHARP DELAWARE HERITAGE COLLECTION)

     BYCX - Chelatchie Prairie Railroad
  • BYCX 60 - (ex-BN 976093, exx-SP&S 60, exxx-PULL TC 1766, nee-Kenosha) HW excursion coach rblt. from baggage - express, originally Plan 2410F 12 Sect - 1 DR. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)

     COHS - Chesapeake & Ohio Rwy. Heritage Center
  • COHS 389 - (ex-PULL Franklin) HW baggage - express rblt. from Plan 2602 baggage - buffet - smoker - barber shop. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • COHS 389 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • COHS 389 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • COHS 458 - HW baggage - coach. (C&O PIEDMONT SUBDIVISION)
  • COHS 458 - (MORSCHER)
  • COHS 458 - (NEW ENGLAND RAIL)
  • COHS 458 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • COHS 458 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • COHS 965 Gadsbys Tavern - Mod. HW dining car. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • COHS 965 Gadsbys Tavern - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • COHS PS corrugated parlor - (ex-NJT/NJDOT, exx-MP, nee-C&O) (History???) (NORTH AMERICAN RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • COHS PS corrugated parlor - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • COHS PS LW parlor - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • COHS Budd coach - lounge - (History???) (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • COHS Budd coach - lounge - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • COHS 1658 - (ex-AMTK 5256, exx-SCL 5256, exxx-SAL 6244, nee-C&O 1658) PS corrugated 52-seat coach. (K. SOLLMAN)
  • COHS 1658 - (K. SOLLMAN)
  • COHS 1658 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • COHS 2655 City of Athens - (ex-ADRC Shenandoah, exx-B&O 7053, exxx-C&O 2655 City of Petosky, nee-City of Athens) PS corrugated 10 Rmt - 6 DBR. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • COHS 2655 City of Athens - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • COHS 940159 - (ex-RDG) HW baggage - express, in MofW service.  (History???) (CAMPER MIKE)
  • COHS 940159 - (ED)
  • COHS 940159 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • COHS 940159 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • COHS 940301 - (ex-USA) troop sleeper, in MofW service. (ED)
  • COHS 940301 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • COHS 940301 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)

     Chessie System
    Cars marked CSS are used on the Chessie Steam Specials in conjunction with RDG 2101.  Cars marked CSE are used on the Chessie Safety Express in conjunction with Operation Lifesaver and used behind C&O 614.
  • BUSINESS CAR
  • CSS 1 - (owned by the West Virginia Railroad Maintenance Authority, nee-USA 89545) StLCCo. LW hospital car rblt. to dorm car. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • CSS 2 - (ex-D&H 519, exx-George Hart, nee-RDG) HW recordings car rblt. from baggage - coach. (THEME TRAINS)
  • CSS 8 - (ex-CNJ 1141) HW coach. (THEME TRAINS)
  • CSS 9 - (ex-D&H 56 Town of Stillwater, nee-DRGW 1200) PS corrugated baggage - mail. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • CSS 9 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • CSS 9 - (CENTER FOR RR PHOTOGRAPHY & ART)
  • CSS 9 - (THEME TRAINS)
  • CSS 11 E.M. Frimbo - (ex-B&O 3004, nee-3580) Mod. HW coach - snack bar rblt. from coach. (THEME TRAINS)
  • CSE 11 - (ex-PC 1733, nee-PRR) HW "P70R" coach. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • CSS 12 - (ex-RF&P 706, nee-532) Mod. HW coach, shown with two other RF&P coaches. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • CSS 12 - (THEME TRAINS)
  • CSS 13 - (ex-RRP 8300, exx-LI 2185, exxx-EL 1315, exxx-DL&W 315) (THEME TRAINS)
  • CSE 14 - (ex-PRR 1704) HW "P70R" coach. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • CSE 14 - (O GAUGE RAILROADING MAGAZINE FORUM)
  • CSE 14 - (THEME TRAINS)
  • CSE 15 - owned by RR Passenber Car, Inc. (ex-RRP 6600, ex-N&W 1829, exx-WAB 1422, nee-B&M 4805 Oriole) PS corrugated coach - smoker. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • CSS 17 - owned by the High Iron Company (ex-PC 2936, nee-NYC) Budd parlor car rblt. from coach.  To CSS 20. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • CSS 18 - owned by the High Iron Company (ex-HICO 200 Splendid Spirit, exx-Brothers Two, exxx-PC 7, nee-NYC) HW business car.  To CSS 21. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • CSS 18 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • CSS 18 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • CSS 18 - (THEME TRAINS)
  • CSE 18:1 - (ex-CSS 20, exx-17, exxx-HICO 2936, exxxx-D&H, exxxxx-IRM, exxxxxx-PC, nee-NYC) Budd parlor car rblt. from 56-seat coach. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • CSE 18 - (THEME TRAINS)
  • CSE 18:2 - Passenger Car Corp of America (ex-PCCA 7200, exx-RRP 8303, exxx-LIRR 2184, exxxx-EL 1314, nee-DL&W 314) ACF open-air coach rblt. from 62-seat coach. (CENTER FOR RR PHOTOGRAPHY & ART)
  • CSE 19 - (ex-CSS 21, exx-18, exxx-RRP 3302, exxxx-BOMX, exxxxxx-B&O, nee-5234) Mod. HW "Z1b" buffet - lounge BE observation. (THEME TRAINS)
  • CSE 19 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • CSE 19 - (THEME TRAINS)
  • B&O CSC-19 - (ex-WVRMA 89533, nee-USA) LW Safety - kitchen car rblt. from hospital car. (RAILCAR PHOTOS)
  • CSE 20 - (ex-Railway Exposition 382 Super Dome, exx-AMTK 9382, nee-MILW 58) PS Super Dome car. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • CSE 20 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • CSE 20 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • CSE 20 - (THEME TRAINS)
  • CSS 21 - owned by the High Iron Company (ex-CSS 18, exx-HICO 200 Splendid Spirit, exxx-Brothers Two, exxxx-PC 7, nee-NYC) HW business car. (MARKSD45)
  • CSE 22 - (ABPR)
  • CSE 22 - (THEME TRAINS)
  • CSS 33 - (ex-AFT, exx-20, nee-NYC 9133) LW concessions car rblt. from baggage - express. (THEME TRAINS)
  • C&O PC-100 - (ex-209) HW power car rblt. from baggage - express, as Chessie. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • CSE 113 - (ex-Chessie 13, exx-10, exxx-PC 1676, nee-PRR) HW "P70R" coach. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • CSE 3302 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • CSS 1095 - (ex-CNJ) HW coach. (CENTER FOR RR PHOTOGRAPHY & ART)

     C&A - Chicago & Alton
    Name changed to Alton in 1931 when the line was acquired by Baltimore & Ohio.  Line sold to Gulf Mobile & Ohio in 1947.
  • BUSINESS CAR
  • C&A 246 - HW baggage - mail, as Gulf Mobile & Ohio.
  • C&A 325 Webster Grove - HW coach, as Gulf Mobile & Ohio.
  • C&A 325 - as Waukesha & Western.
  • C&A 326 Evanstan - HW coach, as Gulf Mobile & Ohio.
  • C&A 327 University Park - HW coach, as Gulf Mobile & Ohio.
  • C&A 328 Oak Park - HW coach, as Gulf Mobile & Ohio.
  • C&A 713 Missouri - HW baggage - smoker, as Gulf Mobile & Ohio.
  • C&A 905 - HW mail, as Gulf Mobile & Ohio.
  • C&A 907 Armstrong - HW mail, as Gulf Mobile & Ohio.
  • C&A 908 Henderson - HW mail, as Gulf Mobile & Ohio.
  • C&A 910 - HW mail, as Gulf Mobile & Ohio.

     C&EI - Chicago & Eastern Illinois
    Includes listings for Evansville Terre Haute & Chicago RR.
  • BUSINESS CAR
  • BUDD RDC1
  • C&EI 405 - (ex-300, nee-LV 874) HW coach. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • C&EI 405 - (ex-300, nee-LV 874) HW coach, @ St. Louis Museum of Transportation.
  • C&EI 435 - (ex-FEC 123) Mod. HW coach. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • C&EI 448 - (ex-479) Budd 58-seat coach, in MP blue. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • C&EI 463 Vermillion Trail - PS LW 60-seat coach, as IC.
  • C&EI 463 Vermillion Trail - as Los Angeles County.
  • C&EI 463 Vermillion Trail - as Nacioinales de Mexico.
  • C&EI 471 - (ex-PM 20) LW coach - smoker BE observation, as PM 20. (RAILROAD HERITAGE)
  • C&EI 471 - observation end detail, as PM 20. (RAILROAD HERITAGE)
  • C&EI 475 [1st] - (ex-C&O 1702) Budd 32-seat coach - theater - infant care station, as C&O.  This car was rebuilt by C&EI (1952) to buffet lounge - parlor - DR 703 Woodland. (STUFF FROM THE PARK)
  • C&EI 475 [2nd] - Budd corrugated 58-seat coach. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • C&EI 476 - Budd corrugated 58-seat coach. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • C&EI 477 - Budd 58-seat coach, as L&N. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • C&EI Budd 58-seat coach - in Mexico. (MEXLIST)
  • C&EI 505 Shakamak Inn - PS LW dining car, as IC. (LOUISIANA DIGITAL LIBRARY)
  • C&EI 505 Shakamak Inn - (LOUISIANA DIGITAL LIBRARY)
  • C&EI 505 Shakamak Inn - @ Monticello Rwy. Museum as IC 4112.
  • C&EI 506 Potawatomi Inn - (ex-602 Sparhawk Inn) PS corrugated dining car rblt. from mail - baggage - lunch counter - lounge, corrugation added by C&EI when rblt. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • C&EI 601 - (exx-302, nee-90) Mod. HW dorm - lunch counter - lounge rblt baggage - coach, @ Pueblo Rwy. Museum.
  • C&EI 602 Sparhawk Inn - PS LW 15' mail - baggage - lunch counter - lounge. (RAILROAD HERITAGE)
  • C&EI 604 Merry Meeting - (ex-MEC 18 Arundel) PS diner - lounge, as L&N. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • C&EI 606 Harvest Inn - (ex-C&O 1701) Budd tavern - lounge, on L&N.
  • C&EI 702 Chicagoland - PS LW DR - parlor - lounge RE observation. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • C&EI 903 Pond Pine - PS 6 Sect - 4 DBR - 6 Rmt, in Mexico. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • C&EI 903 Pond Pine - PS 6 Sect - 4 DBR - 6 Rmt, as Nacionales de Mexico.
  • C&EI 904 Florida Flowers - PS corrugated 4 Sect - 4 Rmt - 5 DBR - 1 Comp. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • C&EI 904 Florida Flower - PS corrugated 4 Sect - 4 Rmt - 5 DBR - 1 Comp, as L&N.
  • C&EI 904 Florida Flower - as Nacionales de Mexico.
  • C&EI 905 Florida Lakes - PS 4 Sect - 4 Rmt - 5 DBR - 1 Comp, as Nacionales de Mexico.
  • C&EI A-747 - wood vestibule ???, in MofW service. (B. BRUNS)
  • C&EI A1058 - (ex-USA) troop sleeper, in MofW service. (RON MERRICK)
  • C&EI A-1153 - (ex-USA) troop sleeper, in MofW service. (J. ALMOND)
  • C&EI X15 - (ex-USA) troop car rblt. to MofW tool car. (SCREAMING EAGLE)
  • C&EI X15097 - (ex-USAX) troop kitchen, in MofW service. (P.J. VINCENT COLLECTION)
  • C&EI X15097 - (P.J. VINCENT COLLECTION)
  • C&EI 255960 - 40' express boxcar, in MP Pevlar blue. (J. EAGAN)
  • ETH&C 3 - wood open-platform coach. (JACKSON & SHARP DELAWARE HERITAGE COLLECTION)
  • ETH&C 4 - wood open-platform coach. (JACKSON & SHARP DELAWARE HERITAGE COLLECTION)

     C&IM - Chicago & Illinois Midland
    Includes listings for predecessor Chicago Peoria & St. Louis
  • C&IM 401 - HW m.u. trailer.  (History???) (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • C&IM X117 - (ex-N&W, nee-WAB) HW coach, in MofW service.  (History???) (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • C&IM X117 - (RAILCAR PHOTOS)
  • C&IM X117 - (EMD111)
  • C&IM X117 - @ Illinois Railway Museum.
  • CP&StL 11 - wood open-platform baggage - express. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)

     C&WI - Chicago & Western Indiana
  • C&WI 40 - HW baggage - coach rblt. from coach? (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • C&WI 40 - (ABPR)
  • C&WI 42 - HW Stillwell coach. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • C&WI HW Stillwell coach - as CLC. (RAILROAD MICHIGAN)

     CRDX - Chicago Freight Car Leasing Company
  • CRDX 390 Michael D. Harding - )ex-AMTK 2434 Pacific Plateau, exx-AMTK 2626, nee-UP 1433) STI-Global Budd visual recording test car, rblt. from 10 Rmt - 6 DBR. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • CRDX 390 Michael D. Harding - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • CRDX 391 Skykomish River - (ex-OMRX, exx-BNSF 60 Stephens Pass, exxx-BNA 12, nee-GN 1180) corrugated Geometry car rblt. from 7 Dupl. Rmt - 4 Sec - 3 DBR - 1 Comp. (M. MURRAY)
  • CRDX 391 Skykomish River - (J.W. COOK)
  • CRDX 1010 - (ex-REX, nee-USA) 50' express reefer rblt. from troop sleeper. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • CRDX 8259 - (ex-NYC, nee-USA) 50' express boxcar rblt. from troop sleeper. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • CRDX 9212 - @ Mad River & NKP RR Museum.

     CGW - Chicago Great Western
    Also see the Chicago & NorthWestern listings.
  • BUSINESS CAR
  • MOTOR CARS
  • CGW Mount Royal - (ex-PULL, nee-Malatha) HW Plan 2521I 10 Sect - solarium lounge observation rblt. from Plan 2521 10-section - lounge observation, as Kansas City Southern.
  • CGW Mount Mansfield - (ex-PULL, nee-Key West) HW Plan 2521I 10 Sect - solarium lounge observation rblt. from Plan 2521 10-section - lounge observation, as Kansas City Southern.
  • CGW 6 - HW baggage - mail. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • CGW 31 - wood blind-end baggage - express. (JACKSON & SHARP DELAWARE HERITAGE COLLECTION)
  • CGW 37 - HW baggage - express. (MILEPOST185)
  • CGW 48 - HW baggage - express. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • CGW 80 - PS LW baggage - express, as GN. (GNRHS & NPRHA ARCHIVES)
  • CGW 82 - PS LW baggage - express, as GN. (GNRHS & NPRHA ARCHIVES)
  • CGW 200 - (ex-MILW 4410) LW ribbed-side coach. (D. ROSS)
  • CGW 237 - HW coach. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • CGW 238 - HW coach. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • CGW 275 - HW coach. (NORTH EAST RAILS)
  • CGW 282 - (ex-C&O) HW baggage - coach, in MofW service (maroon). (J. SANDS)
  • CGW 284 - (ex-C&O) Mod. HW baggage - coach. (MILEPOST185)
  • CGW 285 - (ex-C&O) Mod. HW baggage - coach, as CNW @ IRM. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • CGW 285 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • CGW 286 - (ex-C&O) HW baggage - coach. (NORTH EAST RAILS)

     CHF Co. - Chicago Hardware Foundry Co.
  • CHF Co. 112 - (ex-C&NW) wood blind-end baggage - mail. (NORTH EAST RAILS)

     CMNR - Chicago Madison & Northern
  • CMNR 6148 - (ex-CB&Q) HW coach. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)

     CP&StL - Chicago Peoria & St. Louis
  • CP&StL 11 - wood open-platform baggage - express. (ST. CHARLES CITY - COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT)

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