Parlor Car #1799
Year Listed: 2017
Location: Island County
Built as an extra fare car, Parlor Car 1799 operated from 1901 to 1941 along the Northern Pacific Railway. With its decorative glass windows, fine interior veneers, and intricate inlays, Parlor Car 1799 represents the Golden Age of rail travel in the US. The car was converted for use as a beach front cottage on Whidbey Island after its decommissioning in 1941. The owners, now wishing to redevelop the land, have generously offered the car to the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie.
The museum worked to raise money to relocate the car, a tricky situation as it had to be barged off the island! The move was only the first step, however, in saving Parlor Car 1799 – now on to restoration! Support the Northwest Railway Museum if you want to help the restoration of this beautiful parlor car.
Read more from the Northwest Railway Museum’s blog about the move and see the stunning photos!
Parlor car 1799 move grows near! – April 27, 2018
Putting wheels under a parlor car – April 30, 2018
Whatever floats your rail car – May 1, 2018
Saving a Pullman parlor car – May 8, 2017
Parlor car service on the Interstate? – May 17, 2018
Parlor car arrives – May 20, 2018