and last car of the Cardinal's Train was the Pullman private car
Pope Pius XI.
heavyweight private car SUPERB. The car served as the private car
for Cardinal Bonzano, who presided over the XXVIII International
Eucharistic Congress in Chicago. The car was named for the sitting
The car was
built by Pullman in 1911. It was occasionally used by US President
Woodrow Wilson, and later by US President Warren Harding -- who
rode it out west before his untimely passing. The car carried his
casket home from San Francisco.
After the Cardinal's
Train, the car served as an office car for the C&WC (#101), the
ACL (#101), and the SCL (#301).
Today, the car
is the second oldest steel private car in existence. It has been
in the collection of the Southeastern
Railway Museum in Duluth, Georgia since 1967 as Seaboard
Coast Line 301 SUPERB.
Dubin Collection, Lake Forest College Library, I.20.8
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