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Showcase Car #41

This car held (front to back) a Lunar Rover test unit, a lighted map of the AFT's journey, and a twice-size replica of the Liberty Bell.

Originally NYC baggage car #9137 or 9152. Scrapped in 1995.

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Cameron Station, VA, winter 1977.

Photo: Tom Nosera

 

 
 


Note that in Santa Barbara at the end of 1975 cars 40 and 41 exchanged numbers. Number 40 became number 41 and vice-versa.

Both showcase cars had their big "showcase" windows covered over and were used as "walk through" cars on the Canadian Discovery Train.

Image: John Hill. Photographed in Minneapolis.

 
 

Cameron Station, VA, spring 1977.

Stripped of displays and car numbers.

Image from the collection of the Squamish Lions Club, BC Canada.

Nelson Winterburn scan.

 
 

The Freedom Bell, carried aboard car #41, now resides outside Washington DC Union Station without any indication it visited all 48 contiguous states aboard the American Freedom Train.

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Image: David Lotz January 30, 2013

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