gasaxe wrote:I found this picture online of a NYC streamline coach. I tried contacting the photographer to find out where it is, but he won't return my emails. Does anyone here have any idea where it might be?
I believe this photo is an image of former NYC 10628 "LAUREL STREAM" (later PC 4413 and Amtrak 3202), a six bedroom lounge car built by Budd in 1949, that is/was stored in a rail yard in or near Colonie NY. It may still be owned by the estate of the late Professor Terry Popp who died at least a dozen years ago. The last time I saw this car it was sitting on freight trucks and the carbody and interior were partially disassembled/vandalized. Tim Truscott of the Albany NY area was working to try to preserve the car. I suspect a buyer has never been found. I recall the attorney for Professor Popp's estate had a greatly inflated idea of the car's value at the time, which when combined with the challenges of repair and refurbishment, would have been a big red stop signal to 99.99% of those possibly interested in acquiring the car.
Here is photo of sister car x-NYC 10625 CRYSTAL STREAM also shot from the bedroom side:
Fate has been much kinder to CRYSTAL STREAM than LAUREL STREAM !