The museum will be open this Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm CDT (Chicago time)

Troop Sleeper

Builder Pullman Standard
Build Date September 1943
Model/Type Troop Sleeper
Status Display

Equipment History

World War II troop sleeper no. 5719 was built by Pullman Standard in September of 1943. These cars would sleep 29 soldiers and one porter. The car was purchased by the Wabash in April of 1947 and became their no. 5719. The car was used in maintenance-of-way service and later became Norfolk & Western no. 565719 in 1964. The car was donated to our museum by Norfolk Southern in September of 1989.

The car is currently painted in Pullman green with gold lettering. It is currently on exhibit at the museum and contains a number of photos and displays inside. The other World War II troop car on display at the museum is our kitchen car.