Golden Mission

Golden Mission was built in 1942 by the Pullman Company as an all-room sleeping car for service on the Golden State Limited, a premium Chicago-Los Angeles train operated by the Rock Island and the Southern Pacific railroads.  The car featured four double bedrooms, four compartments and two drawing rooms.  The Golden State was the premier train of the Rock Island-Southern Pacific route, which served Kansas City, El Paso, Tucson, Phoenix and Palm Springs as intermediate stops.  The Golden State featured excellent dining and lounge service and for a time featured an observation car on the rear of the train.

The car was withdrawn from service in 1968.  It was sold to private owners and eventually remodeled into its current configuration with six sleeping rooms and a comfortable lounge.  Fully-qualified on Amtrak, Golden Mission can be found on High Iron trips, and is available for charter, either as a stand-alone car to move on an Amtrak train, or as part of a special train set.  Please contact us for more information.


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