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This first set of photos partially show passengers (because I generally don't take photos of passenger cars), and some interior shots that I took at the Houston Railroad Museum on October 23, 2010. This museum is in the process of moving locations, so the exhibits are currently not available.
Interior of a Railway Post Office (RPO) car on the property.
The next set of photos are interior shots of some of the passenger cars that you could walk through at that time.
This car, at the time, was in the process of being refurbished.
Exterior hardware shot between two passenger cars.
The next three photos were taken of the passenger car on the Rosenberg Railroad Museum
's property. I took these photos on April 13, 2013. The "Quebec" was built in 1879 by Northern Railway of Canada for use as a passenger coach until it was bought by the Canadian government in 1922.
The next five photos were taken of the same passenger car, but on September 19, 2015.
These are photos I took at Steamtown, Scranton, Pennsylvania on August 9, 2013.
On August 10, 2013, as part of the 2013 NASG Convention, we took a train ride from Steamtown, Scranton, PA to Moscow, PA. The passenger cars are of a 1930s vintage, and provided no air-conditioning.
These were some of the cars that were on the train to Moscow, PA.
On August 11, 2013, we visited the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and these are some of the photos I took that happened to contain passenger cars. As stated above, I generally am not that interested in passenger cars, so I don't make them my focus.
Inside the museum is this mail handling car, so I took an exterior and interior shot of it.
I took a good number of photos at the Galveston Railroad Museum on October 9, 2013, because I was asked to do so by those who can't make it to the museum. The track at the museum is the original passenger arrival tracks, so they are close together, and they don't allow for full side-on views, at least with my camera. This first photo shows some cars that, as far as I can tell, were unlabeled.
A couple of photos, including close-up shots, of the George H. Gould car.
The "City of Galveston" car.
A Southern dining car, with a couple of interior shots (on one side it said entry forbidden, and on the other side the car was open with steps!).
This is the back end of an observation car. I took several close-up photos of it as well.
This is the next car in line.
Photos of the "American Flyer" business car.
More photos of the "American Flyer" taken on October 4, 2015.