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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. While the railroad updated the 98 in the 1930s to include sealed windows and climate control, it has changed very little since. 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. The car comfortable seats six passengers for lunch on our Chickamauga Turn and eight for our Summerville Steam Special. For our Dinner on the Diner trip the car will seat eight passengers as well. 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.


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

Car Type: Business/Private Car

Operators: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

Builder: Pullman Company

Date Built: 1917

Paint Scheme: Tuscan Red

Lettered: Tennessee Valley

Status: Under Restoration