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Cardinal's Train
7th Car:
Pope Pius XI

The seventh and last car of the Cardinal's Train was the Pullman private car Pope Pius XI.

Former Pullman 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 Pope.

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.

Image: Arthur Dubin Collection, Lake Forest College Library, I.20.8

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The 1926 Cardinal's Train  Pullman Pope Pius XI

 
       
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