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Office Car Special Equipment

Including Research and Other Equipment

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OCS Equipment Photos

LOCOMOTIVES
A-B-B-A set of F units sold off 11/2019 to RBMN and ACWR
Two standard-painted SD60E units regeared 4/2021 for OCS service; returned to freight gearing spring 2024

OFFICE CARS
NS 1	Virginia		Diner/Obs	SOU 1		Blt 1928	800770	Built for SOU as President's Car
NS 2	Carolina		Sleeper		SOU 1A		Blt 1928	800744	Rebuilt in 2013 as four bedroom sleeper
NS 3	Claytor Lake		Office		Wabash		Blt 1924	800771
NS 4	Michgan			Sleeper		CR 4		Blt 1927	800356	Rebuilt in 2012 as four bedroom executive sleeper w/ private bathrooms and crew room w/ bunk
NS 5	Maryland		Sleeper/Obs	CR 1		Blt 1920	800221	Rebuilt 11/2016 as three bedroom observation car
NS 7	Pennsylvania		Office/Sleeper	NW/CR 5		Blt 1911	800463	Oldest NS office car
NS 9	Alabama			Sleeper		SOU 15		Blt 1918	800769	Rebuilt 2015 as 6 bedroom sleeper with private bathrooms (previously 8 bedroom w/ shared baths)
NS 11	Illinois		Sleeper		SOU 16		Blt 1917	800782
NS 12	Indiana			Sleeper		NW 450		Blt 1949	800772	Rebuilt 1989; originally a dining car
NS 13	Georgia			Sleeper/Gym	SOU 18		Blt 1925	800784	Refurbished 2007 as four bedroom sleeper with a gym
NS 14	Missouri		Sleeper		UP/AOE 800740	Blt 1960	800740	Acquired 2/2014; rebuilt 4/2015; formerly "Denver"
NS (15)				(Sleeper)	UP/AOE 800741	Blt 1960	n/a	Stored in Altoona, in need of at least paint; formerly "Savanah"
NS 16				Diner		CBQ 480		Blt 1949	n/a	Acquired 2014; rebuilt from a sleeper 4/2018 for MW TS-2 gang use  
NS 18	New Orleans		Diner/Lounge	NW 493		Blt 1949	800783	Overhauled 2015 with six round tables seating 36; previously the "General William Mahone"
NS 19	Kentucky		Diner/Lounge	NW 494		Blt 1949	800773	Seating for 32
NS 20	Ohio			Office		SOU 7		Blt 1920	800774
NS 21	West Virginia		Lounge		SOU 15		Blt 1926-29	800775	Reconfigured to lounge in 2006-07
NS 23	Buena Vista		Theater car	SOU 19		Blt 1918	800776	Originally a sleeper
NS 24	Delaware		Dome car	CR 55		Blt 1954	800777	15' 9" high; built for Santa Fe and used on San Francisco Chief; renovated in 2004
NS 26	New York		Coach		CR 27		Blt 1947	800778	Renovated in 2012 with three TV screens; on loan to NCTM as of 8/1/23
NS 27	Exhibit Car		Exhibit Car	SOU 24		Blt 1926	800799	Formerly sleeper "Lake Childs"
NS 28	Powhatan Arrow		Coach		NW 501		Blt 1949	800780	Operation Lifesaver car; renovated in 2012 with five TV screens
NS 29	Powhatan Arrow		Coach		NW 533		Blt 1949	800781	Operation Lifesaver car; renovated in 2012 with five TV screens; on loan to NCTM as of 8/1/23

RESEARCH EQUIPMENT
NS 32				Dynamometer Car	NYC 1		Blt 1930	800785
NS 33				Research Car	UP 5441		Blt 1950
NS 34				Research Unit	NW 9951				n/a	Converted from a slug rebuilt from NW 1530 SD35
NS 36				Research Car	CR 21		Blt 1924	800411	Originally ATSF Pullman business car; sold to Conrail in 1983
NS 38	The Brick		Research Unit	NS 1620				n/a	Converted from an SD40
NS 99	Belford			Research Car	DLW/CNJ 99	Blt 1926		Acquired late 2016 (as NS 35); rebuilt by Willetts Railcar Services 7/2022; entered service 2/2023 to supposedly replace NS 33

OTHER RELATED EQUIPMENT
NS 39				HEP car		JSCX 1003				Converted from a baggage car in 1992
NS 40				HEP boxcar	CR 50					White roof and gold lettering; nee Erie Lackawanna
NS 41				Material boxcar	NW 515346				Black roof and white lettering; not equipped with HEP
NS 42	Tennessee		Coach/HEP	CDOT 1682	Blt 1950		Originally C&O; acquired 2010, rebuilt 2/2013, other five exCDOT cars auctioned 8/2017
NS 48			     Research Caboose	NS 50
NS 49			     Research Caboose						Gray
NW 521414  Spirit of Tim Drake	Diner				Blt 1922		MW R3B use; rebuilt 2010
NS 960400			Diner		AOE					Acquired late 2015; rebuilt from a sleeper around 2/2017 for MW use
NS 960401			Diner		AOE					Acquired late 2015; rebuilt from a sleeper in late 2016 for MW use
NS 960408			Diner		SOU 1727	Blt 1950		MW use; overhauled 2014; built as a Baggage/RPO
NS 960424			Diner		SOU 1728	Blt 1950		MW use; overhauled 2014; built as a Baggage/RPO
RPCX 800321	Sandy Creek	Sleeper/lounge/obs	NYC			800321	Wick Moorman's private car

Notes:
 - 4270/4271 equipped with ECP winter/spring 2012
 - 4275/4276 upgraded to Dash2 3/2013
 - 4271 upgraded to Dash2 5/2014
 - 4275 repowered with a turbo 16-645 11/2014
 - 4276 repowered with a turbo 12-645 2/2015
 - 4270 upgraded to Dash2 4/2015
 - 4275/4276 repowered back to non-turbo 16-645 engines 3/2018
 - At least these cars were equipped with ECP after the F units had ECP installed:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 39, 800321 - But ECP will not work with PTC.

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