Fifteen business cars representing seven North American railroads
departed Laredo, Texas, on Wednesday, April 7, 1999, for a special excursion
train into Mexico.
Aboard were many senior operating officers
with each of the Class I railroads, all members of the
Safety, Operation, and Management Committee of the Association of
American Railroads (AAR), discussing important industry
TFM, as the host of the excursion, powered the
special train that arrived at Mexico City Buenavista Station on
Friday, April 9, after stops in Monterrey and San Luis Potosí.
executives returned to their respective cities by plane, and the train
departed on Sunday, April 11 from Mexico City for Nuevo Laredo.
the complete consist of the special train:
Five minutes later, two engines AC4400 TFM
No. 2649 and 2648 pass with coaches :
1. KCS St.
3. KCS Arthur Stillwell
5. KCS New Orleans
9. IC 800210
12. BNSF 60
13. KCS Jackson
Most of these are typical business cars
with bedrooms for company officials. One of the KCS cars has a large
room with a large table that can be used for meeting or eating. I
have the impression that one of the BNSF cars is for food service
also. I think that the CN car
on the end was an observation or theater car.