Builder: Budd Company, Philadelphia, PA
Build Date: January 1952
Built for: Pennsylvania Railroad
Originally: parlor #7129 Alexander Hamilton
Served on: PRR Congressional
Capacity: 56 day
Top Speed: 110 MPH
The Alexander Hamilton is a parlor car capable of seating 36 passengers in comfortable long-haul coach seats and another 20 in the observation lounge. The large windows wrapping around the observation end of the car allow for a picturesque view of the passing scenery. With a kitchen capable of providing a meal or cocktails on the rails, it is the perfect standalone car for a business meeting, social gathering, or family event. The Alexander Hamilton features two restrooms, a generator for power, and heat & air conditioning throughout. The Alexander Hamilton is fully certified by Amtrak and VIA Rail to operate anywhere the rails lead it.
The Alexander Hamilton was built in 1952 as Pennsylvania Railroad observation lounge car #7129. The car served on the PRR’s famous Congressional trains through its transfer to the Penn Central Transportation Company in 1968. In 1971, the car was sold to Amtrak, and was later resold to Southern Pacific as a business car. Arcadia Rail then acquired the car for excursion service. The Morristown & Erie Railway acquired the car in 2004, and it was used in first class service on the Maine Eastern Railroad from 2007 to 2013. The Alexander Hamilton is now operated by the Morristown & Erie Railway and based at the railroad’s private car storage facility in Whippany, NJ.