Pony Express (800320) Private Party Car



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Private Party Car
Pony Express – PPCX 800320 at Los Angeles Union Station
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DESCRIPTION:


Private Party Car Pony Expressis
comfortably appointed to provide a warm and sociable environment
for group events such as birthdays. anniversary celebrations
, weddings/receptions, holiday
parties and other social gatherings. It has an antique bar, comfortable
lounge area and parquet dance floor. The car has been set up
to function as meeting space, a classroom/ conference room and
as a film/ event production office. It has numerous power outlets
for computers, projectors, copiers, etc;.and, is equipped with
a video projector, DVD/VCR,/Stereo and 81 inch projection screen.


Ii is fully approved for service on Amtrak trains operating throughout
the United States


The “Pony” is now based in northern California.


  • Accommodations – The car can comfortably
    accommodate 36 – 40 people for group events and has sleeping
    accommodations for 2. The bunkroom has a bathroom with retention
    toilet and full sized shower
  • Companion Car – The Pony Express is
    ideally suited for use as a companion to other private cars operating
    either on a regularly scheduled Amtrak train or as part of a
    private train.
  • Special Use Car – The Pony is uniquely
    suited for special use as a support car for special events and
    film production. It is equipped with full-open end doors on the
    lounge end and the floor and walls can be protected so the car
    can be used for storage of bulky items up to and including an
    automobile. See photo below.

HISTORY

The Pony Express was built
in January, 1941 as end-door Baggage/Express car #4210, of the
Canadian Pacific Railway by Canadian Car and Foundry Co. of Montreal.
It was one of a lot of ten such cars, 4202-4211. It displays
the slightly curved sides which distinguish Canadian Pacific
streamlined passenger equipment of that era from that of any
other railroad in North America. These unique cars were once
used by the CPR to transport Royal Canadian Mounted Police horses
used for the RCMP’s world famous Musical Ride.


These cars were built with only one window
on each side. The additional windows in this car and the rider
compartment were installed as part of the cars’ initial refurbishment
by Anbel Corporation of Brownsville, Texas in 1987-88. Reconstruction
to current Amtrak PC-2 standards, interior paneling, carpeting
and parquet dance floor were done by The Train Source, Inc. 1997-2001.


The unique interior paneling configuration
was inspired by the simple, but elegant designs used in Virginia
& Truckee Railroad Co. passenger cars 3 & 4 built by
Kimball in 1872 and once owned by Short Line Enterprises (predecessor
to The Train Source, Inc.)

Specifications


 

























 

 Private Car Pony Express – Diagram

 

 New Furniture for the lounge, December 2008

 

Antique Bar

Birthday Party

 

Jam session on the Railroad Revival Tour

The ultimate excursion car

 

A wedding on the way to San Diego

 Crossing New Mexico

The only way to see America

 

Pony as Camera Car – “Mona Lisa Smile”,
Feb. 2003

 

Crew Room

 

Full Open End Door