A Visit to the West Coast Railway Heritage Park - What You Will See

Sleeping Car Bell Island (CNR 1577)

This car was originally a 12 berth plus 1 compartment sleeper named “Oshawa”. It has been in “work” service since 1980. As you will see as you go through the car most of its sleeping car interior is intact and very little has changed from the days when it served on the CNR Passenger trains.

The first sleeping car was built in 1835. George Pullman improved the sleeping car design after 1853. His design for the sleeping compartment is still used today in modern cars and is like a home away from home.


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