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Freedom Train Display Car #3510

P70 Display car "PENNSYLVANIA 3510".

About 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.

Image: Bob's Photo.

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