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Car #100
"The Control Car"

The entrance to the train, it also served as the security control car.

Originally NYC baggage car #9163.

Right side (engineer's right).

Shown at Columbus, OH. May 1975.

Image: William Brandon, photographer. George Elwood scan.

American Freedom Train Car 100 ex New York Central baggage car 9163  
 


When the train started out, visitors were handed an "audio wand" to hold to one ear in order to hear narration to the displays. This proved too cumbersome, and they were quickly dropped in favor of narration output from the cars' speakers that were already broadcasting music and effects.

Photographed at Minneapolis.

Image: John Hill

American Freedom Train Car 100 ex New York Central baggage car 9163  
 

AFT Entrance/Security Car #100.

Right side.

Shown at Pittsburgh, PA July 1976.

Image: William Brandon, photographer. George Elwood scan.

American Freedom Train Car 100 ex New York Central baggage car 9163  
 

Arriving back at Cameron Station outside Washington in early 1977...

Left side of car.

Image: Tom Nosera

American Freedom Train Car 100 ex New York Central baggage car 9163  
 

The car was meant to act as a buffer, allowing visitors time to adjust their eyes to the dark before stepping into car #101 and onto its moving walkway. It also provided a buffer between the outside air and the displays in the rest of the train.

The car went on to serve on the Canadian Discovery Train. Scrapped in 1995 outside Las Vegas, NV.

Left side of car. Cameron Station, VA 1977.

Image: Tom Nosera

American Freedom Train Car 100 ex New York Central baggage car 9163  
  AFT Entrance/Security Car #100. Right side.

Back at Cameron Station, VA, spring 1977.

Image from the collection of the Squamish Lions Club, BC Canada.

Nelson Winterburn scan.

American Freedom Train Car 100 ex New York Central baggage car 9163  
 

"TO PRESERVE THESE PRECIOUS NATIONAL EXHIBITS, WE REQUEST THAT THERE BE NO SMOKING, FOOD, BEVERAGES OR PHOTOGRAPHY INSIDE THE TRAIN. THANK YOU"

Image from the collection of the Squamish Lions Club, BC Canada.

Nelson Winterburn scan.

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