Niles Canyon Railway #1830

Technical Data

Builder Pullman
Date 1929
Length 80′
Acquired 1986


Built new as Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF) baggage #1830; Rebuilt to ATSF boom tender #190245 for Winslow, AZ derrick, January 1963; Acquired by PLA in trade with Levin Metals, November 1986; Rebuilt to Niles Canyon Railway (NCRY) open-observation #1830, Oakland, CA, 1987; Repainted 2023.   In service, Brightside, CA

80′ / Steel, Clerestory Roof Heavyweight / approx. 55 tons as built by Pullman

The ‘Bones’ is a popular car in the annual Train of Lights.

The repainted K.C. Bones in the 2023 Train of Lights consist.
Photo by Christopher Hauf – Used with permission