C&O Passenger Car Diagram Book Updated to 1952

  • Model: DS-7-047

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This is a 157 sheet (8 ½ x 14) reproduction of an official Chesapeake & Ohio Passenger Car Diagram Book. The diagrams in this book have been updated only through 1952. The drawings have been reduced in size by about 20%. These diagrams provide detailed information about C&O's office cars, engineering corps, box express cars, mail & express, postal, express, dynamometer car, power cars, inspection car, safety instruction car, passenger and baggage cars, dining cars, lounge diners, kitchen dormitory, diesel & gas-electric motor cars (doodlebugs), and much more. Includes heavyweight cars and lightweight cars by Budd and Pullman Standard Co.

In addition to the general layout and dimensions of the car, also indicated on the drawings are information such as:

  • when a car was renumbered and to what number
  • what type of air conditioning the car had
  • that kitchen-dormitory car number 930 was converted from combine car 467 in 1944
  • baggage car 302 was equipped with Haskelite doors and that it had been changed from and express car prior to that
An excellent historical resource available to guide Modelers in their efforts.
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