Alaska Railroad photo, Jack Klingbeil collection
"The unmistakable lines of an America Car and Foundry (ACF) streamlined
motorcar are easily identifiable at almost any distance. Alaska 213
was the last of some 27 domestic cars starting with the GM&N Rebel
powercars of 1934. The 40-ton 75-foot combination baggage/coach was
built for the Navy, but spent most of its life as ARR's newest and last
motorcar, retired in 4/54. a short time after this shot on the old Anchorage
turntable." quoted from Extra 2200 south.
A few additional notes are that it was built in 1942 (serial no. 2514)
is gas/electric and has 28 seats. It is second hand from the U.S.
Navy (no. 19). It is pictured here on the turntable in Anchorage
on May 11, 1948.