New Haven Railroad Passenger Equipment

This is a start at something more complete, but for the moment I have a list of heavyweight Pullman sleepers in service circa 1951, and a list of heavyweight Parlor cars owned after 1948. A roster of the lightweight equipment can be found in The New Haven RR in the Streamlined Era by Doughty, still in print as of late 1999.

Thanks to Howard Pincus, David Gunnarson and Leroy Beaujon for data and corrections.


New Haven Heavyweight Pullman Roster

This was begun from the January 1951 Official Register of Passenger Train Equipment , with car types obtained from Wayner's Pullman Co. List of Cars - 1950 and built dates checked against Wayner's Pullman Panorama . It has been expanded with information from Kratville's Passenger Car Catalog . All the NY,NH&H heavyweight sleepers were built by Pullman. Most cars with a truck type entered are still listed in Wayner's Pullman Co. List of Cars - 1961 , remainder are from photographs or the Pullman Project.

NH No. Name Type Plan No. Built Paint Trucks A/C Notes
700 Anatok 12-1DR 2410I 1916 Olive/silver 11/50 1910A Mech. retired 5/58
730 Bok Tower 8-3-1DR 4090 r/b 1939 (1924)   242A Mech-Brine condemned 7/62
731 Breslin Tower 8-3-1DR 4090 r/b 1939 (1925) '54 gray 242A Mech-Brine condemned 7/62, at RMNE
701 East Columbia 12-1DR 3410 1925   242A Electro-Mech. retired 8/58
720 Fort Riley 10-1-2 2585E 1913   1910A Ice Pullman lease ended 2/55, ret. 8/58
721 Fostoria 10-1-2 2585E 1913   1910A Ice Pullman lease ended 2/55, ret. 8/58
790 Hogarth 6-3DR 3523A 1925   242A Mech-Brine Destroyed 1/15/53, Fleming GA
702 Israel Putnam 12-1DR 3410A 1926     Ice Pullman lease ended 2/55, ret. 8/58
703 John Winthrop 12-1DR 3410A 1925 PRR Tuscan 2410A post-1934 Ice Plan 3410 per Wayner, lease ended 2/55, ret. 8/58
760 Meadow Lark3-2-1DR buffet sun rm. 3991C 1930 Olive/silver 2411 Mech-Brine to business car 3 (2nd) 10/54
775 Minikahda Club 4SB-2CPT-1DR lounge 3995B 12/1929 New Haven 9/52 2411 Ice to business car 100 6/55
776 Minnesota Club 4SB-2CPT-1DR lounge 3995B 12/1929   2411 Ice condemned 9/55
789 Murray Hill 6-SB buffet sun rm. 3994G 1929   2411 Ice to business car 4 (2nd) 3/55
710 New Franklin 14 sec. 3958 1925 2-tone gray 4/55 242A Mech-Brine Pullman lease ended 9/62, ret. 4/63
750 Night Cove 14-SB 3980B 1929   2411 Mech. Pullman lease ended 12/59, ret. 1961
751 Nightfall 14-SB 3980 1927   2410A Ice Pullman lease ended 2/55, ret. 4/58
752 Nightglen 14-SB 3980 1927   2410A Ice Pullman lease ended 2/55, ret. 8/58
753 Night Haven 14-SB 3980B 1929   2411 Ice retired 4/58
754 Nightingale 14-SB 3980 1927 NH Green 2410A Ice retired 4/58
  Night Land 14-SB 3980A 1928   2411 Mech. Pullman lease ended 8/57
756 Nightlea 14-SB 3980 1927   2410 Ice Pullman lease ended 3/56, ret. 8/58
757 Night Light 14-SB 3980A 1928   242A 3/41 Ice Pullman lease ended 12/59, ret. 1961
758 Night Trail 14-SB 3980B 1929   2411 Ice Pullman lease ended 4/55, retired 8/58
759 Nightvale 14-SB 3980 1927   2410A Ice Pullman lease ended 12/59, ret. 1961
748 Orchard Dale 8-5DB 3993 1930 2-tone gray 2/54 2411 Ice Pullman lease ended 10/60, ret. 7/62
749 Orchard Gardens 8-5DB 3993 1930 '54 Gray 2411 Ice Lettered NH, off lease 10/60, ret. 1961
722 Pasadena 10-1-2 2585E 1913   1910A Ice Pullman lease ended 2/55, ret. 8/58
723 Pueblo 10-1-2 2585E 1916   1910A Ice Pullman lease ended 2/55, ret. 8/58
704 St. Leonards 12-1DR 3410 1923   242 Ice Pullman lease ended 2/55, ret. 8/58
705 St. Nicholas 12-1DR 3410 1923   242 Ice Pullman lease ended 3/55, ret. 8/58
706 Surinam 12-1DR 2410I 1915 Pullman Green 1910A Electro-Mech Pullman lease ended 8/56, retired 8/58
732 Victoria Tower 8-3-1DR 4090 r/b 1939 (1926) PRR Tuscan 2410A Ice Pullman lease ended 12/62

New Haven Heavyweight Parlor Cars

The primary source for this list is Wayner's Pullman Co. List of Cars 1950 . This document appears to contain parlors that were operated by Pullman under contract, but not necessarily all parlors (the B&M's parlors aren't listed, for instance). Where possible, I've correlated Pullman Co. car names with numbers obtained from other researchers or found in the Official Register of Passenger Train Equipment or the article on parlor to coach conversions in the NHRHTA Shoreliner Vol. 21 # 3 . Where trucks or paint scheme are noted, information has been taken from miscellaneous photographs. Per Kratville, plans 4000 - 4007 are all late heavyweight cars; most have ice A/C, but they are all 32 volt as well.

No. Name Type Plan No. Built Paint Trucks A/C Notes
2068 Acushnet 24 parlor DR lounge 3917C 1927 Pullman Green 2410A Electro-Mech to coach 654 3/54
2018 Amanda 28 parlor DR 3416 1925   242A Ice to coach 631 1949
2019 Amelia 28 parlor DR 3416 1924   242 Ice to coach 627 1949
2069 Ansonia 24 parlor DR lounge 3917C 1927   2410A Electro-Mech Condemned 6/62 at Boston
2070 Auburn 24 parlor DR lounge 3917C 1926   2410A Electro-Mech to W-210 4/61
2039 Barnstable Bay 32 parlor DR 3917F 1927   2411R Ice to coach 645 1953
2040 Boston Bay 32 parlor DR 3917F 1929   2411R Ice to coach 647 4/53
2074 Boston Light 28 parlor lounge 3916D 1929   2411R Electro-Mech to coach 640 9/52
2021 Celeste 28 parlor DR 3416 1925   242A Ice to coach 635 1949
2028 Centreville30 parlor DR3418 1924   242 Ice to coach 638 1949
2084 Charles River18 parlor lounge buffet2918K 1916   1910 Ice to 36 chair/20 lounge 1953, ret. 5/58
  Charter Oak 30 parlor 2918? 1916   2411R 3/30 Ice to Club Car 5106 1949, cond. 8/57
2041 Cos Cob 32 parlor DR 3917A 1927   2410A Ice to coach 643 3/53
2049 Donald McKay 34 parlor 4001 1930   2411A 5/53 Electro-Mech condemned 5/58
2093 Dudley 38 lounge buffet 2915H 1916   2411R 3/30 Ice converted from baggage-lounge 7/52 (originally 24 par./bag.)
2085 Fall River18 parlor lounge buffet2918K rblt. 1943 (1916)   1910A Ice to 36 coach/20 lounge 2/53, ret. 5/58
2092 Fox Point32 lounge 2 rmt DR2918J 1916 Pullman Green, NH 2410A Ice to instruction car 11/52, now in Plainfield, CT
  Flying Cloud28 parlor DR sunroom obs4002L 26-Feb-1930 Pullman Green, NH 2411R Ice out of service 8-Oct-1954
  Flying Fish28 parlor DR sunroom obs4002L 27-Feb-1930 Pullman Green, NH 2411R Ice out of service 8-Oct-1954
2087 Game Cock 20 parlor lounge buffet 3999B 1930   2411R Ice Pullman lease ended 9/56, ret. 5/58
2035 Great Barrington 32 parlor DR 3917A 1927   2410A Electro-Mech to coach 655 3/54, condemned 12/65
2050 Great Republic 34 parlor 4001 1930   2411R Electro-Mech Pullman lease ended 10/56
2042 Greenwich Bay 32 parlor DR 3917F 1929   2411R Ice to dorm for dining dept. 7/52
2051 James Baines 34 parlor 4001 1930   2411R Electro-Mech retired 5/58
2029 John Langdon 30 parlor DR 4000A 1930   2411 Ice retired 11/5/59
2024 Larkspur 28 parlor DR 3416 1924   242 Ice to coach 636 1949
2030 Lightning 30 parlor DR 4000A 1930 2-tone gray 10/54 2411R Ice retired 5/22/58
  Massachusetts Bay 32 parlor DR 3917F 1929   2411R Ice to tavern car 1953
2025 Maude 28 parlor DR 3416 1925   242A Ice to coach 634 1949
2075 Minot Light 28 parlor lounge 3916D 1929   2411R Electro-Mech to coach 641 10/52
2055 Nantucket Light 36 parlor 3916B 1/1930   2411R Electro-Mech to coach 656 3/54
2044 Narragansett Bay 32 parlor DR 3917F 1929 Pullman Green 2411R Ice to coach 646 3/53
2056 Narrows Light 36 parlor 3916B 1929   2411R Electro-Mech rblt. to diner 8/53, condemned 4/65, to W-322 9/68
2057 Navesink Light 36 parlor 3916B 1930   2411R Electro-Mech to coach 649 12/53
2045 Niantic Bay 32 parlor DR 3917F 1929 Pullman Green 2411R Ice to coach 644 3/53
2027 Nina 28 parlor DR 3416 1925   242A Ice to coach 632 1949
  Noank 24 parlor lounge DR 3917H 1924   242A Ice retired 5/22/58
2036 North Easton 32 parlor DR 3917F 1927   2410A Electro-Mech to coach 651 1/54
2031 Northern Light 30 parlor DR 4000A 1930   2411 Ice retired 5/22/58
2082 Oriental 12 parlor lounge sun-room buffet DR 4002K 1930   2411 Ice to Ski Chalet bunk car 1/54
2032 Paine Wingate 30 parlor DR 4000A 1930   2411 Ice retired 11/5/59
2037 Pelham Manor 32 parlor DR 3917A 1927   2410A Electro-Mech to coach 650 12/53
2083 Pilgrim 12 parlor lounge sunroom buffet DR 4002J 13-Mar-1930   2411R Ice to coach-lounge-buffet 2/55, ret. 5/58
2059 Plymouth 28 parlor DR 3917E 1929 '54 Gray 242A Electro-Mech At Essex, CT - other source says #2071
2072 Provincetown 24 parlor lounge DR 3917E 1924   242 Electro-Mech Retired 5/22/58
  Quincy 38 lounge buffet 2915H 1916   2411R 3/30 Ice Originally 24 parlor/baggage
2073 Readville 24 parlor lounge DR 3917E 1926   2410 Electro-Mech to coach 653 4/54 , condemned 12/65
2033 Red Jacket 30 parlor DR 4000A 1930     Ice Condemned 8/14/58
2061 Sankaty Light 36 parlor 3916B 1929     Electro-Mech to coach 658 2/54, condemned 12/65
2046 Sheffield 32 parlor DR 3917A 1927   2410A Ice to coach 642 3/53, condemned 10/59
2086 Southport 20 parlor lounge buffet 3917A 1916     Ice Pullman lease ended 9/56, cond. 5/58
2052 Sovereign of the Seas 34 parlor 4001 1930     Electro-Mech  
2088 Stag Hound 20 parlor lounge buffet 3999B 1930     Ice to Club Car 5108 7/57, cond. 3/61, at RMNE
2034 Surprise 30 parlor DR 4000A 1930     Ice Pullman lease ended 7/55, cond. 5/58
2038 Tremont 32 parlor DR 3917A 1927   2410A Electro-Mech to coach 652 2/54
2077 Wamsutta 24 parlor lounge DR 3917H 1924     Ice Pullman lease ended 9/56, cond. 5/58
2078 Wall Street 14 parlor lounge DR buffet 4007 rblt. 12/1930   2410 Electro-Mech Pullman lease ended 9/56, condemned 12/65
2064 Warwick Light 36 parlor 3916B       Electro-Mech to coach 657 1/53
2079 Westward Ho 12 parlor lounge sunroom DR buffet 4002N 1930     Ice to tavern-lounge 1/55, cond. 5/58

James VanBokkelen