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American Freedom Train
Display Car #108
"Performing Arts"

The car contained dozens of artifacts from American film, television, radio and theater. Rudolf Valentino's jacket, Fred Astaire's hat and cane, Charlton Heston's staff from The Ten Commandments, Jack Benny's violin, and John Wayne's eyepatch from True Grit kept company with Clark Gable's script from Gone With The Wind, Judy Garland's dress from The Wizard of Oz and Bing Crosby's Gold Record for White Christmas. Also on display in this car were an Emmy, an Oscar and Bob Hope's Peoples Choice Award, among dozens of others.

Originally NYC baggage car #9139.

Photographed at Minneapolis.

Image: John Hill collection

American Freedom Train Car 108 ex New York Central baggage car 9139

 
 

Left side (engineer's left).

Shown at Columbus, OH. May 1975.

Image: William Brandon, photographer. George Elwood scan.

American Freedom Train Car 108 ex New York Central baggage car 9139  
 

Right side.

Back at Cameron Station, VA, spring 1977, stripped of displays and car numbers.

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

Nelson Winterburn scan.

American Freedom Train Car 108 ex New York Central baggage car 9139  
 

Left side.

Back at Cameron Station, VA, spring 1977.

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

Nelson Winterburn scan.

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American Freedom Train Car 108 ex New York Central baggage car 9139  
       
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