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Nickel Plate Road No. 344

Builder Pullman
Build Date 1929
Model/Type Baggage Car
Status Display

Equipment History

Nickel Plate Road baggage/automobile car no. 344 was built by Pullman in 1929. This baggage car is unique because one end of the car has doors for loading and unloading of automobiles. The autos were being transported for people riding the train to vacation spots. This type car was also used to haul horses and theater scenery. The car was used by the NKP until its merger with the Norfolk & Western in 1964. The N&W converted the car to maintenance service in August of 1969 as no. 526706. Norfolk Southern donated the car to our museum in September of 1989.