Train Display Car #3510
car "PENNSYLVANIA 3510".
the Freedom Train Exhibit Cars:
All three 4-axle heavyweight
passenger cars were P70 coaches on loan from the Pennsylvania Railroad
that were converted to exhibit cars by plating over their windows
and adding environmental control systems to protect the 127 documents
and six flags inside. They were returned to passenger service following
the Freedom Train. Presumably, they were eventually scrapped. According
to the late Chester Mack who designed the paint scheme for the train,
there were other exhibit cars built and stored at Altoona, PA. The
train was originally meant to be longer, thus the extra cars. No
records or photos have yet surfaced to back up this account... Please email if you have any additional
insights. The exhibit cars were open 10AM to 10PM on display days.
Air conditioning was "ice-activated" and required 32,000
pounds of ice on a typical day. In the end 3,521,847 people passed
through the exhibit cars.