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Metropolitan View

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Manufacturer  Pullman-Standard
Constructed  1938
Capacity  6
Order no.  Lot 6548
Diagram  Plan 4080; later 4080A
Operator(s)  Pullman Company (1938–1957) Pennsylvania Railroad

Metropolitan View is a sleeper-buffet-lounge-observation car, with 2 master rooms and a double bedroom, built by Pullman-Standard for use on the Pennsylvania Railroad train the Broadway Limited. In 1938, the Broadway Limited was completely reequipped with lightweight steel cars to replace the heavyweight steel cars. The new equipment's industrial design was a product of Raymond Loewy. It had three sister cars built for the same order called Skyline View, Federal View, and Washington View; the latter two were built for the Liberty Limited, which operated between Washington and Chicago. The Metropolitan View is now located in the Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati in Covington, Kentucky and has been the subject of numerous photographs over the years.

Amtrak's fifty Viewliner sleeping cars carried names engine in View. One was named, Metropolitan View but it had its name removed in late 2008.

References

Metropolitan View Wikipedia


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