WM Boxcar Moves From Ohio to Museum

A former Western Maryland boxcar that sat for years at an Ohio grain elevator has been trucked to the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad.

The WMSR plans to restore the car and use it to haul bicycles on its tourist trains.

The car carried roster number 26634 and still has faded but visible “Western Maryland” speed lettering.

Ginn Grain in Sidney, Ohio, had used it for storage since the late 1980s, but the car developed a leak that rendered it unsuitable for its intended purpose.

Aside from hauling bikes, the boxcar will also be used for vintage looking photo freights by the WMSR.

The car the WMSR has been using to haul as many as 75 bicyclists a day, who use a trail adjacent to the tracks between June and October, has developed structural issues.

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