In the post War years Norfolk and Western acquired sleeping cars from Budd. Each one was named for an online college or university. I rode in a roomette on Randolph Macon College on one of my trips with my Uncle Paul. (See earlier posts). Sleeping Car March 8, 2009
But here’s a mystery. One of these Budd-built cars was named for Hollins College.
The earmarks of a Budd-built car are clearly visible. However, I’ve run across two photos of “Hollins College” on the Web. Given the roof line, the end rivets, this is clearly a Pullman-Standard sleeping car. Does anyone know how this came to be?