Mechanical Details of the Abraham Lincoln

D&RG 101 Business car PPCX 800013
Built by Pullman Company in 1910 R.T. Lincoln, President
Fish belly main beam, riveted steel body structure (view picture)
Rebuilt by D&RG in 1929 into Business car 101
Mechanical rebuilt in 1984 by RPS
Restored to period by Andrews family 1988
All asbestos & steam lines removed from under car
9'10" wide, 77'3" long, 14'7" high, 190,000 lbs
Passes 19 degree curve clearances and 3-1/2" lean test
Clearances for Amtrak non-third rail operations
Crash posts constructed in both ends
Wide swing load bearing coupler carrier irons
T-EP AAR-C 141 yoke in 24.6" pocket
Miner draft gear SL-76 with 3" stroke
Alternate std controlled slace couplers new in 1988
1945 integral cast steel frame three-axle trucks
Trucks disassembled, repaired and inspected 1984
Trucks bolted to car center sill with treaded 2" x 24" bolt
Four 12" x 10" stroke truck mounted brake cylinders
3/4" x 30" frame to truck hoses with cut-out valve
Two manual slack adjusters inboard on each side of truck
No more than six-inch, no less than three inch brake stroke
D22 brake system with 60% relay valve
24 V186 composition tread brake shoes
Emergency stop pull cord in hall outside porter's room
Emergency and back-up brake and air whistle on platform
New main air line and remounted brake valve assembly
new reservoir line installed (without valves or hoses)
1188 horizontal Ellcon Nat hand brake new 1986
10 5"x9" SKF grease bearings and 2Timken oil bearings
6 adapters stored on car for future conversion to NFL
5-1/2" x 10" roller bearings machined for 5"x9" centers
kitchen end buffer compatible with Amfleet
Buffer retractable for coupling to cars with upper shelf couplers
Kitchen end tube type diaphragm (not installed)
Approved for unrestricted 105 MPH by Amtrak 1984 (not currently Amtrak acceptable due to no HEP)
Rear end device brackets on each end of car
AC power input 480, 240 3-phase, 240-120 single-phase
Five-ton air conditioner and 2 one-ton 120 volt units
1500 AH 36-Volt DC battery for lights, fans & inverters
Thermoking 18KVA diesel 240V, three-phase generator
140 gallon carbon steel diesel fuel tank
two 20-gallon propane tanks for kitchen stove
all toilets retained in holding tanks
ID transponder programmed by Gunderson

Interior Details of the Abraham Lincoln
Seats eight in observation room
crew quarters for two
dining room table seats eight
sleeps seven guests (plus two crew)
two state rooms with made down 3/4 beds
porter call buttons throughout car
two 80-gallon overhead copper drinking water tanks
one under car 300 gallon drinking water tank
Two completely tiled lavatories with showers
Non-chemical, low water use, flush type toilets
200 gallon insulation and heated digesting sewer tank
two 150 gallon insulated and heated gray water tanks
18,000 Watt, 240 Volt electric baseboard heat
Hot water base board heat from diesel engine
new AC electrical system and wires
pushmatic breakers used on all ac circuits
36 VDC battery system for essential services
36 VDC light fixtures and period push button switches
3600 Watt inverter on critical circuits
toggle breakers used on all dc circuits
240 volt, 5-ton air conditioning includes kitchen
120 volt one-ton air conditioner for low amp use
120 volt one-ton air conditioning for dinning room and water heat
120 volt and 36 volt one hp main ventilation fans
120 volt 1200 watt heaters in staterooms
heated concrete floor in staterooms
each room has independent thermostats
each room has circulation fans and power operated windows
lights, fans, pumps, communication son 36 volt DC
DC powered 120VAC receptacles in each room
full kitchen with dishwasher, garbage disposal, stove
full side by side refrigerator, freezer and ice maker
downdraft Jenn Air cook top propane grill
two 20-gallon propane tanks for stove
emergency stop cord in hall by kitchen
FRA type II bullet proof glazing in main rooms
UV blocking film to protect interior in main rooms
built in sound system with CD, tape, radio
built in vacuum system with Nutone attachments
hand operated gear drive front view mirrors
built in china cabinet with locking compartments
high intensity rear view track lights
circa 1910 marker lights powered with 36 volt DC
18 KVA diesel generator with inside control panel

A mechanical drawing of the 1929 rebuild is available by clicking here