Stainless steel sleeper car for long distance service, with eight compartments. They were built by Mafersa, a Brazilian company, using The Budd Company design, in 1966. These cars, from the Budd 800 Series, were equipped with air conditioning and pneumatic suspension Budd Pioneer trucks. Unfortunately, the declining standards of the Brazilian railroads showed its ugly face in this cars: the air conditioning equipment was frequently out of service. During the late sixties the originally sealed windows of these cars were modified, allowing its opening and air renewal inside the passenger room; air conditioning equipment was kept only in the sleeper and luxury cars. Photo originally supplied by E.F. Sorocabana; this copy is courtesy of Maurício Torres, from Miami, U.S.A.
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