Parlor Car "Alexander Hamilton"
The Alexander Hamilton was built in 1952 by the Budd Company as Pennsylvania Railroad observation lounge car #7129. The car served on the PRR’s famous Congressional trains through its transfer to the Penn Central Transportation Company in 1968. In 1971, the car was sold to Amtrak, and was later resold to Southern Pacific as a business car. Arcadia Rail then acquired the car for excursion service. The Morristown & Erie Railway acquired the car in 2004, and it was used in first class service on the Maine Eastern Railroad from 2007 to 2013. The Alexander Hamilton is now operated by the Morristown & Erie Railway.
The Alexander Hamilton is a parlor car capable of seating 36 passengers in comfortable long-haul coach seats and another 20 in the observation lounge. The large windows wrapping around the observation end of the car allow for a picturesque view of the passing scenery. With a kitchen capable of providing a meal or cocktails on the rails, it is the perfect standalone car for a business meeting, social gathering, or family event. The Alexander Hamilton features two restrooms, a generator for power, and heat & air conditioning throughout. The Alexander Hamilton is fully certified by Amtrak and VIA Rail to operate anywhere the rails lead it at speeds up to 110 mph.
Sit back and relax as you roll along the rails in the lounge. Comfortable seating and large windows allow great views of the passing scenery and the generous space allows you to mingle with friends, both new and old.
The car also features seating for 36 in the coach section. These seats can be turned to allow "face to face" seating for groups of 3 or 4. Luggage storage, 2 restrooms and overhead luggage racks round out the car.
The sections of the car are separated by a small but functional kitchen with refrigerators, room to prepare food, an ice well, and tons of cabinet space.