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Historic Rail Car Part Of Scenic Railroad

January 18th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News reports that a a 1918 Pullman railway car, which saw extensive local service in the mid-20th century, was obtained by the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad and delivered to Cumberland on Friday.
The rail car, which had spent the last 50 years as a residence in Swanton, will now undergo a two-year $100,000
restoration process with plans for the historic car to return to local rail service.  Jody Shaw, WMSR foundation coordinator said the car was built during World War I, the car was commissioned by William Winchester Rouse of New York City for private use. Rouse was the vice president of the Atlantic Yacht Club.
 

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