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The Northern Pacific Railway bought one, 55′, 40 passenger, 30 ton, McKeen Car Numbered “A-1.” ┬áThis motor car was built in 1909, and a fire destroyed car, and was then scrapped some time between 1918 to 1922.


Northern Pacific “A-1” at the Station in Arlington, Washington.

Northern Pacific A-1 McKeen Car on an “Armstrong” turntable.

Here is a photo taken at the end of the line for the motor car run, taken at the Darrington Station/Depot.

Although this is a newspaper article from Arizona for the Maricopa and Phoenix Railroad McKeen Motor Cars, this is a photograph of the Northern Pacific A-1 McKeen Car along with an interior shot of Union Pacific M-20.


The Following is from “Railway and Locomotive Engineering” May, 1911, Page 193


C. Hughes’ “The McKeen Motor Car”




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