PRS has acquired a diverse collection of rolling stock.
We own two former Los Angeles Railway streetcars including the Descanso
which we believe is the only preserved funeral car in the country. The
Descanso has been completely restored to its 1909 splendor by our
Our passenger car collection includes examples of coach, lounge, dining and
Pullman cars from the Streamline era. Flagship of the fleet is the National
Forum, a former Union Pacific Pullman sleeper. It has been extensively
upgraded to conform to current Amtrak mechanical requirements for mainline
service while retaining its completely original interior. It is one of the few cars
of its kind in service today.
PRS also owns and operates a 1941 General Electric locomotive as well as a
1942 caboose. All of these are maintained and preserved by our members.
Private cars owned by the Society represent the history of streamlined
passenger service. The cars were acquired directly from the railroads. Each
car retains the original interiors and are museum pieces. Maintained by
members on a voluntary basis, the cars are used whenever possible on the
Society's excursions. This collection includes many historically important
pieces of equipment.