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Colorado & Southern Railroad Passenger Coach No. 535

It was first thought that 535 was a Pullman passenger car manufactured in the very late 1890s. Although 535 is very similar to Pullman cars in design characteristics, it is not a Pullman Company product. Another popular manufacturer of the era was Barney & Smith. Barney & Smith was an older company than Pullman in fact, some of George M. Pullman’s first cars were purchased from Barney & Smith Car Company.

Sam D. Teague, RAPS Founder and President, found much supporting physical evidence that lead him to believe that the 535 listed in John W. McCall’s book Coach Smoker & Chair Car Genealogy, and built by the Barney & Smith Car Company, was the car donated to the Railroad Artifact Preservation Society. However, recent documents and photos obtained from Hol Wagner, Colorado & Southern Railroad historian, prove beyond all doubt that the 535 is a Colorado & Southern Railroad passenger coach.

The RAPS is a Non-Profit corporation, as defined by Section 501(c) (3) of the U.S. Tax Code.  Your donation is tax deductible less the fair market value of the thank you gifts below. We are not in a position to give tax advice, so please check with your personal accountant if you are unsure about your own eligibility.
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Recent evidence has surfaced that proves 535 is not an AT&SF coach. Instead, it has now been proven that 535 is Colorado & Southern First Class Passenger Coach Number 535, built in 1905 by the American Car & Foundry Company in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

We will soon have more information about C&S 535 on our website so stayed tuned.
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Recent evidence has surfaced that proves 535 is Colorado & Southern Passenger Coach 535, built in 1905, and not an AT&SF coach as originally thought. We apologize for the confusion. and hope you will continue to support the restoration and preservation of this important artifact. We will soon have the new information on our website about this exciting car so stay tuned.
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Created August 7, 2015
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