Go to the Railway Engineering website and find Hayes Hendricks' DSP&P/CC/C&S Passenger Car website.Look under the C&S Car Locator and there are several photos,data,and a chart of where to find additional photos in NG railroad books.
Bob, I look forward to seeing your results. These three cars have long caught my eye, with the rounded corner doors extending into the letterboard.
What with three similar cars, they were more frequently seen on trains too. 13 was truly the oddball, and yet it is the survivor.
Photos indicate that the C&S appears not to have always turned the mail and express car at the end of the run. While one would expect the mail compartment to run adjacent to the locomotive, many images show the baggage section forward. So, if your pike lacks a wye at one or both ends, that is okay--no need to turn the mail car!
Hi Bob. Sounds like an interesting series of cars!
I'll also be interested to see how you fare with #10-#12.
I had also been contemplating one of those as a compliment to my early #7.
While I was recently completing my #13, which was built using roofing and some other material from an old Crossing Gate kit for my train, I spent quite a bit of time looking for any evidence that #10-#12 were ever in regular service after 1931 when the C&S went toa single set train in "three times a week" mode.
If any of them were ever used after 1931, I can't find any photo evidence of it. I'm sure it must have happened occasionally, but it would have been rare. All photos I have found of the Passenger Train after 1931 have #13 as the Baggage & Mail.
It would be a rare enough event that I would even be skeptical that the date might be misrepresented in a photo caption.