in RS178, the initial consist (1929) was described as including "three (sic) sixteen section sleeping cars". all other places that consist is listed, however, only states there were 2 tourist sleepers. this is the only place i've seen the sleeper type qualified as a number of sections.
Sounds good. In another GN book I found that these car were probably left over from the 1910s and were probably not labeled
Empire builder, but that they served for quite a while.
that thery were 16 section is added information to me. This is important as we are trying to help Pete Comley develop the EB consist in 1:32
Keep me informed!
i guess a second reading worked. RS110 does mention Pullman 16 section sleepers (page 7) as in the #4000-4295 range built as Pullman plan 2412. it also gives an exact 1945 consist(s) including cars #4065, #4148 and #4290. now, cross-referencing those numbers to the Pullman Project database; all three of those cars are plan 2412 (-T or -U).
so i'm fairly convinced the tourist sleepers were, at least most days, 16 section cars. and they are also all air conditioned (at least from 1935 on), so probably partially rebuilt from the original plan.
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