Re: mortuary trains


Patrick Wade
 

At this site there is an excellent article on mortuary trains. The cars appear to be coaches with a sliding door near one end and the windows plated over.



Pat Wade
Santa Barbara, CA

On Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 3:58 PM, ed_mines@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

In a photo circa 1948 it looks like many of the cars are coaches which seems odd to me considering the passengers.


Are the cars from different railroads like on wartime military trains? Would off road cars be loaded when the caskets enter the US? Would cars be changed going from one railroad to another?


Apologies to anyone who thinks this discussion is outside of this groups charter.


Ed Mines


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