My friend who models Santa Fe is drooling over these cars. He noted that the Super Chief carried coast to coast sleepers off the 20th Century and Broadway, and asked if I had any more info on those cars.
"Night Trains" by Maiken, in its wonderful nose count of all Pullmans at a midnight in March 1952, indicates the Chief then carried a 4-4-2 and 10-6 from the Century, a 4-4-2 from the Broadway, and a 10-6 from the Capital Limited. Maiken indicates the B&O transcontinental service ended by the mid-1950's, the PRR service in late 1957, the NYC in April 1958, and that by the end of the transcontinental service, the ATSF portion was on the Super Chief instead of the Chief.
Stegmaier's "B&O Passenger Service Vol 2" indicates the B&O car was always an ATSF "Palm" or "Pine", and that it shifted from the Capital Limited to the Shenandoah on Jan 10, '54 because of the ATSF change from Chief to Super Chief. Is this also the date when the coast to coast cars shifted from the Chief to the Super Chief?
"Broadway Limited" by Rosenbaum & Gallo indicates the coast to coast assigned 4-4-2's were ATSF Naslini, Polacca, Mohave, & Tchirege and the PRR Imperial Pass, - Park, and - Point.
My 20th Century sources are more limited. I'm guessing the NYC 10-6's would be smooth side "River" cars and the 4-4-2's refurbished "Imperial" cars, and that these also were in pool rotation with similar ATSF cars. Can anyone add to this?
From this, I conclude a 1954 to 1957 model of the Super Chief could correctly be all stainless, or include up to 1 tuscan and 2 gray sleepers, depending on the pooled car rotation. Any corrections? Gary Q