History of the Redwood Empire
The private railcar, Santa Fe No. 33, "The Redwood Empire," was built by the Pullman Manufacturing Company in 1923 for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (AT&SF). Most railroads utilized similar passenger cars, known in the rail industry as "business cars," for senior executives. The Redwood Empire is a heavyweight, riveted, all-steel car with a Mission Revival interior of quarter-sawn white oak, built-in cabinets, trim, paneling, and mostly brass fixtures.