Lead Service Attendant
- Apr 19, 2018
- Brighton, CO (DEN but FMG-Preferred)
I think you're referring to the "Slumbercoach". Husband and I had single rooms on the LSL back and forth from CUS to BOS. A bit cramped for one but doable. The car went on to NYP so we had to ride coach from ALB into BOS. We took a regional from BOS to NYC and walk to NYP in a snow storm so we would have a room all the way back to CUS. Also good thing we did since a blizzard rolled into Boston right after we left. Maureen Stapleton was in one of the bedrooms in the same car. She was very nice and friendly but she wasn't a great traveler. She started the next morning off in the Lounge car downing a few Boilermakers. Other than being 5 hours late since the BOS-ALB leg hit a car stuck at a crossing in the blizzard sadly killing 3 of 4 teens. Overall the trip was normal.Does anyone remember the Budd "Sleepercoach", with very small single rooms in kind of a staggered, interlocked design. There also a few double rooms in the car. They came out in the 1950s and were sold as a premium form of coach; a first class ticket was not required. About a half dozen railroads used them. Illinois Railway Museum has an example.