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PRR B-60b # 9055 Baggage Car
Updated on March 05, 2017 !
|This photo is of PRR Baggage Class B-60, No. 9055 in 1991 at the East Freedom siding where the Chapter equipment was stored at the time. This car and Railway Express Agency car REX 7375 (rear) were purchased at the same time from Conrail, where the units were found in dead storage pending scrapping. Both units have since been restored. Photo: David Seidel|
This is a former PRR Class B-60 baggage car which the Chapter has restored at Union Tank Car Co. in Altoona. All markings and fonts on the car are traced from the original, with the exception of the NRHX markings. "Railway Express Agency" lettering adorns the central panel above the car number...9055. This car was purchased in the late 1980's by Horseshoe Curve Chapter NRHS as well as REX express boxcar 7375. Earlier, a dropped coupler end was replaced at the Everett RR shops in Claysburg, Pa.
Union Tank Car Co., in Altoona, former Lithcote Corp., a division of Union Tank, occupies the former Pennsylvania Railroad Passenger Car Paint Shop complex at Chestnut avenue and 7th Street. Directly opposite the plant on Chestnut Avenue would have been located the PRR's athletic field complex, Cricket Field, where many inter-divisional sports competitions were held.
|(schematics courtesy of Rob's PRR Page; Robert Schoenberg)||(schematics courtesy of Rob's PRR Page; Robert Schoenberg)|
|Article from the 8-8-95 Altoona Mirror concerning the restoration of the PRR B-60 Baggage Car. (David Seidel Collection)||Photo of the restoration crew of Union Tank Car Co., Altoona with HCC NRHS ex-PRR Baggage Car No. 9055, Class B-60B. Car is located on the transfer table at Union Tank, formerly the PRR Passenger Car Paint Shop in Altoona, Pa. Photo by David Seidel|
|Following restoration of ex-PRR Baggage (Class B-60b) by Union Tank Car Co., Altoona, Pa., for Horseshoe Curve Chapter, NRHS, Chapter President Frank Givler, Chapter National Director Dick Charlesworth, Union Tank Car Foreman Ed Strong and his Supervisors, pose with baggage car No. 9055 on the Transfer Table. Photo by David Seidel||Union Tank Car Co. Foreman, Ed Strong and Horseshoe Curve Chapter NRHS President Francis X. Givler, pose with restored ex-PRR Baggage Car. No. 9055 (B-60B), in Altoona on 8-4-95. Photo by David Seidel|
|8-4-95 at Union Tank Car Co., Altoona, Pa. Employees involved with restoration of ex-PRR Baggage Car No. 9055 (B-60b) for Horseshoe Curve Chapter, NRHS, pose with the car on the transfer table. Former PRR Passenger Car Paint Shop facility in Altoona. Photo by David Seidel||8-4-95 ex-PRR Baggage Car No. 9055, following restoration at Union Tank Car Co., Altoona, Pa. Photo by David Seidel|
|8-4-95 at Union Tank Car Co., Altoona, Pa. Restored ex-PRR Baggage Car No. 9055 (Class B-60B) poses on the transfer table of this former PRR Passenger Car Paint Shop facility. Photo by David Seidel||8-4-95 Horseshoe Curve Chapter owned ex-PRR Baggage Car. No. 9055 (Class B-60-B) at Union Tank Car Company, Altoona, Pa., following restoration. Photo by David Seidel|
|The B-60b Baggage Car at Union Tank Car company. 8/1995 by Chris Behe||The B-60b Baggage Car on the transfer table at Union Tank Car company. 8/1995. By Chris Behe|
Cosmetic work was completed (with the exception of the interior) and it was made road worthy but not Amtrak certified. This car remained at Union Tank Car Co until Dec 2006 for storage purposes and was utilized by the company to store dry inventory. The car was relocated in December 2006 and placed on permanent loan to Railroader's Memorial Museum, Altoona. It may be utilized in the future as part of a consist utilizing PRR K-4s # 1361 during excursions.
December 19, 2006
(Photographs are by Chris Behe unless otherwise noted.)