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In May of 1969, the Sunset takes the tavern-lounge observation "Good Cheer" to Lafayette Louisiana. The 1940 Pullman Standard round end observation car was once part of the Kansas City Southern's "Southern Belle". The car was retired from service in 1967 and is owned by the Gulf Coast Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. Click on pictures for a larger image.
coupling the Good Cheer to the SunsetThe Good Cheer is coupled to the Sunset.

SP switcher 1917 is ready to uncouple. making the connection

ready to goAbout ready to pull out.

Arriving and leaving Lake Charles, La. Notice the Railway Express trucks. leaving Lake Charles

Below: The Good Cheer parked in San Antonio, 1969.
Good Cheer in San Antonio

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