Posted by tsched on June 7, 2014 
Nice picture. Wondering if this was a through train or if the car is just being switched. Not so unusual for passenger trains in that era to have just one car but surprised it's a sleeper.
Posted by Ron Flanary on June 8, 2014 
The Clinchfield didn't have passenger service after 1954. I recall this car was going to be used (or had already been used) on the annual Santa Claus Special. Since there was no lodging in the layover point---Elkhorn City, KY---the railroad always had a sleeper or two in the train to accommodate its guests overnight. The CRR only owned two passenger cars at the time--Office car 100 and an old instruction car made from a combine.
Posted by on July 12, 2014 
Interesting that the unit has a Hancock Air Whistle on it.
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