Santa Fe purchased the William Barstow Strong new as Coach Bar Lounge Car #1397. It was later rebuilt as a
Track Inspection Car, and on 9 April 1975, was renumbered to ATSF #89, and given the name William Barstow Strong.
In August 1990, the car was again rebuilt into a Theatre Lounge Car, and within the Santa Fe was more commonly
known as the William B. Strong. For a look inside the car,
ATSF #89 was changed within the BNSF renumbering system to BNA #89 on 12 January 1996. Then on 2 July 1998, it was
renumbered as BNSF #32, which is still valid today.
BNSF #32 has a total seating capacity of 48 people, split between the Lounge section which holds 20 passengers, and
the Observation area which holds 28 passengers.
The car's exterior composition is stainless steel fluting over corten steel.