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Class PBr Coach Bethlehem Steel (1925) Reading 1547
ex Housatonic 1547
exx CDOT 1547
exxx SEPTA 1547
nee Reading Co. 1547
Arrived Danbury 4/8/95
Leased from CDOT
Built 1925 by Bethlehem Steel
Reading 1547 is painted Pullman green and lettered "Reading Company," and it is possibly among four cars in this class modernized by the Reading Co. in the late 1940s, but it has not retained its skirting. It has a floor made of concrete with its seats bolted into the concrete floor. This is a commuter coach, having reversible seats and baseboard hot water heating. In the '20s the air-conditioning was provided by opening the coach windows.