As train length and speed increased, the limitations of passenger cars made of wood became more apparent. By the first decade of the 20th Century, car builders were increasingly experimenting with all-steel designs for improved safety and durability. As steel cars became the standard construction method, older wooden cars were largely delegated to short line railroads or work train service.

Delaware Lackawanna & Western #425

Type: Combination Car
Builder: Pullman Co.
Build Date: 1917


Delaware Lackawanna & Western #557

Type: Coach
Builder: Pullman Co.
Build Date: 1914


Delaware Lackawanna & Western #563

Type: Coach
Builder: Pullman Co.
Build Date: 1914


Delaware Lackawanna & Western #595

Type: Coach
Builder: Pullman Co.
Build Date: 1914


Chicago & North Western #440

Type: Business Car
Builder: Pullman Co.
Build Date: 1929


Soo Line #2017

Type: Diner-Lounge
Builder: Barney & Smith Car Co.
Build Date: 1914


Chicago & North Western #7409

Type: Combination Car
Builder: Pullman Co.
Build Date: 1915


Great Northern #6

Type: Railway Post Office (RPO) Car
Builder: Pullman Co.
Build Date: 1913


Great Northern #A-22

Type: Business Car
Builder: Great Northern St. Paul Shops
Build Date: 1905


Wisconsin Central #1513

Type: Railway Post Office (RPO) Car
Builder: Barney & Smith Car Co.
Build Date: 1914


Chicago & Illinois Midland #90

Type: Business Car
Builder: St. Charles Car Co.
Build Date: 1890