Thursday, May 05, 2005

Lynnewood Pullman car 4714

From: "Gaëtan Ruest"

Dear Sir,

Would you have by any chance, any interesting information about the Pullman car 4714, the LYNNEWOOD, built in 1917 for Joseph Early Widener of Phidadelphia?

We do now own this very interesting piece of railway patrimonia. We are actually in it's restoration process. It will become a tourist attraction for Amqui's visitors and citizens.

We are looking for everything that you could have or know about this Pullman personnal business railway car.

Thanks a lot for the attention and follow up that you would give to my present request.

[See: Photographs of Pullman personnal business railway car #4714, the LYNNEWOOD, built in 1917.]

Gaëtan Ruest ing.
Mayor of Amqui
20 promenade de l'Hôtel de Ville
Amqui, Qc.
G5J 1R5


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Nice looking car. For starters, I would contact Ted Anderson (, archivist for the Pullman drawing and document collection at the Illinois Railway Museum. They may have drawings and specifications. Provide him with the lot #4514 and plan #3343

Two institutions have most of the Pullman builder's photos of cars: the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC; and the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento.

The California State Railroad Museum Library has a photo of the car (likely an interior view, at a guess). Their catalog provides the following information on the car, including negative number.

Car Type Corporate Name Lot # Car Name or # Date of Image Plan # View Negative # Notes
Private Widener 4514 Lynnewood 1918 [3343] Ex 23436 DK

The Smithsonian Institution may have additional photos of the car – usually there was a whole series taken originally.

Kyle K. Wyatt
Curator of History & Technology
California State Railroad Museum
111 "I" Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

My work address is:
My personal address is:

5/08/2005 8:20 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Thanks a lot for your quick attention to my personnal request concerning the Pullman car 4714 of late Joseph Early Widener, the LYNNEWOOD.

... All information you would be able to find about the LYNNEWOOD would be very precious for us. Could it be anywhere, where we could find pictures and or press documents showing Joseph Early Widener aboard or near by the LYNNEWOOD with or without important invited guests?

Thanks a lot for your precious help!

Gaëtan Ruest ing.
Mayor of Amqui

5/08/2005 8:21 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Joseph Early Widener (1871-1943)
The Titanic Disaster and the Widener Family

5/08/2005 8:25 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Pullman Library of the Illinois Railway Museum

5/08/2005 8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pullman Library
Illinois Railway Museum
P.O. Box 427
Union, IL 60180
(815) 923-2020

12/20/2005 5:23 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Can anyone tell me where to find extra lamp globes, carpet, and fabric to use in my restoration of President Hardings Pullman Car. Send info to:
Thanks for the help. Stu Caul

6/15/2009 6:48 PM  
Blogger Maac0953 said...

Hi all: I know this is all old news to you I have a question on a the Widener 4514 Lynnewood 1918 [3343] Ex 23436 DK. Is some of the info like the "Lynnewood Pullman car # wrong at the top of this post? Question on the car # is this "Lynnewood Pullman car 4714" or is it Pullman car 4514.

10/11/2019 6:25 AM  

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