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Freedom Train Pullman Car "Glen Fee"

The Glen Fee was the next-to-the-last car on the train, and it survives to this day.

In the decades since it left the NYC it has passed through several hands: Private Railway Cars, Inc., Bear Creek Scenic Railway, and Railroad Town, USA. It now resides at the Galveston Island Railroad Museum in Galveston, TX.

Image: Bob's Photo.

 
 

The Glen Fee at the Galveston Island Railroad Museum in Galveston, TX. (This is the opposite side of the car from what is shown above.)

It isn't visible in this shot, but there is a Carnival cruise ship tied up parallel to the Glen Fee, barely a hundred yards out of frame.

Surprisingly, the salt air has not been too hard on the car. (Hurricane Ike in 2008 was another matter.)

Image: Todd Schannuth. May 2007.

 
 

Evidence of the car's Freedom Train heritage is scarce. Here, some white paint shows under the blue paint on the car end.

Image: Todd Schannuth. May 2007.

 
 

Patched holes where the gold eagles were attached to the center of both sides of the Glen Fee (see image at top of page).

Image: Todd Schannuth. May 2007.

 
 

Journal boxes are dated 1947.

Image: Todd Schannuth. May 2007.

 
 

According to the museum, after the Freedom Train the Glen Fee served on the New York Central's 20th Century Limited until 1963.

Image: Todd Schannuth. May 2007.

 
  Image: Todd Schannuth. May 2007.  
 

Some of the collection of the Galveston Island Railroad Museum, part of the Center for Transportation and Commerce. Cruise ships to the left, beach straight ahead.

Image: Todd Schannuth. May 2007.

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