Adults-Only First Class Lounge
The Nambe is a rare example of the streamlined stainless steel passenger cars manufactured by the Budd Company in 1937 for the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe railroad. The car initially served on the Super Chief line between Chicago and Los Angeles, and after World War II, operated on various lines, including the Texas Chief between Galveston and Chicago. It is fitting that the car is returning to Texas after being out of service for several decades.
Originally part of the eight-car 1370 series, it is only one of two in existence, and the only one with its interior features and finishes intact. The car exemplifies streamlined design of the 1930s, both on the exterior and the interior, and has a remarkably high degree of integrity.
Inside this heated and cooled adults only First Class Lounge car you will find tables and chairs to seat up to 32 people in the main lounge, along with a 12 person private compartment that offers seating at three tables for four. The private compartment has windows on one side of the room, and on the other side has doors for privacy.
Please note that the Nambe may run as an all-ages car on some special events that are geared towards children- such as the North Pole Flyer.