WP 881, the Silver Crescent, had the honor of being the last car on the last westbound CZ. Soon after, it was purchased directly from the WP by William Harmson, of Wheatridge, CO (his company "Liquid Sugars" supplied "Jolly Rancher Candies" with raw product for their plants). Through a retired Pullman Porter who knew Mr. Harmson and who was a member of the Gold Coast Railroad Museum in Florida, communication was set up and ultimately the car was donated (along with the baggage Silver Stag) to the Gold Coast Railroad Museum. Click here to go read a detailed description and a virtual tour of the car from the GCRM's web site. The Crescent has one of the most perfectly preserved interiors, as the car never saw Amtrak service.
|Far left: Lit up in all its glory.
Near left: Before and after Hurricane Andrew paid a visit to the Gold Coast RR Museum.
Both photos courtesy of John Forbes McLean and the GCRM
|Photo by John Blow, March 1999. Looks like the post-hurricane repairs came out nicely!|
|Kirk Bangert of Germany visited the GCRM in 1989, and has posted these four photos he took of the Crescent on his web page|
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