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BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD 98/"EDEN ISLE"

The Pullman Company built car number 98 in 1917 as a private car for the president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. It features a kitchen, crews’ quarters, dining room, three staterooms, and a lounge. The car also features mahogany paneling, brass fixtures, leaded glass interior windows, and an observation platform. The railroad updated the 98 in the 1955 to include sealed windows, climate control, an arch roof, and the current interior alterations. The 98 was sold in 1962 to the InterMountain Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society where it was used on excursions. It remained there until 1966, when it was sold into private ownership following a rollover derailment.The 98 arrived at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in 1977, and it quickly became popular among museum passengers. After seeing many decades of use as the most luxurious car in TVRM’s collection, the 98 is currently undergoing a restoration to restore it to operating condition. Once completed, the car will be available to the public for charter on TVRM’s various excursions, as it was before. The 98 is TVRM’s most luxurious car, and allows its passengers to ride in a true first-class style reminiscent of a bygone era.

Specifications:

Car: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad 98/”Eden Isle”

Car Type: Business/Private Car

Operators: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, InterMountain Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, Private Ownership, Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

Builder: Pullman Company

Date Built: 1917

Paint Scheme: Colonial Red

Lettered: Tennessee Valley

Status: Under Restoration

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