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Altoona Railway Museum Club: Horseshoe Curve NRHS - Railway Express Agency

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The Railway Express Agency Boxcar # 7375

This page was updated on July 17, 2011 !


This car was located by member H. Wayne (Harley) Burket in 1985 when in storage at the Hollidaysburg Car Shop yard.  Harley worked at Hollidaysburg Car Shop at the time.  The Chapter's B-60 baggage car # 9055 was with it.   
1991 at East Freedom siding after purchase by the Chapter.
REX car # 7375 being moved into position on a siding by Everett Railroad Switcher #4. Date Unknown.
It is currently in storage at East Freedom, PA. (photo by David Seidel)


An old photo of the East Freedom Station where the Horseshoe Curve Chapter had a siding for some equipment.  (Photographer/Date Unknown.  Submitted by David Seidel.)


May 13, 2006

Installing the break-beams, shoes, apparatus on REX 7375 at East Freedom siding. This car will go to Millennium Rail Car Shop in Hollidaysburg soon for restoration re-painting prior to arrival at Railroader's Memorial Museum as an exhibit.

Tim Heidler and Frank Givler Denny Walls
Tim Heidler Denny Walls and Tim Heidler
Frank Givler Denny Walls
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All photos by David Seidel


May 19, 2006

This is a 1939 Chevrolet Railway Express Agency truck just acquired by the  Railroaders Memorial Museum on 21 January 2006.  It will complement the Chapter's Railway Express Agency Express (REX) boxcar which will also become a Museum exhibit in 2006. The REA truck was being shipped from Iowa. This should be an impressive co-exhibit when restorations are complete.  The Chapter has purchased the new tires and is involved in its res


                All photos by David Seidel


October 14, 2006

The chapter's REX car was shifted into Millennium Rail in Hollidaysburg on 8-23-2006. It will be repainted in Railway Express Agency exact colors. Once completed, it will be shipped into Railroader's Memorial Museum for permanent display.


December 21,  2006

Newly restored Railway Express Agency express boxcar # 7375, owned by Horseshoe Curve Chapter, National Railway Historical Society. 

This car was recently restored to original condition by Millenium Rail Services car shop, Hollidaysburg, PA in DuPont Amron paint, following meticulous specifications by their dedicated crew personnel.  Horseshoe Curve Chapter NRHS has placed this car on permanent loan with Railroader's Memorial Museum, Altoona.  The car is seen at the museum on December 20, 2006 sitting on the museum's newly installed turntable.  This car will complement an evolving exhibit on the Railway Express Agency at the museum.  Earlier in 2006, Railroader's Memorial Museum purchased the above 1940 Chevrolet Railway Express Agency delivery truck, which is currently under restoration with the assistance of Horseshoe Curve Chapter, NRHS. The Chapter is undertaking much of the work on the mechanicals of the vehicle and has provided new tires.  The Museum will then complete the cosmetic restoration.  The Museum also currently has original Railway Express Agency baggage carts commonly found at railroad stations.


(Photographs are by Chris Behe unless otherwise noted.)