Conrail Society Moves Boxcar to New Home

The Conrail Historical Society moved last weekend a 86-foot-long boxcar that is slated to be the next home of the society’s museum and archive.

A local moving company helped move car 243880 within Pennsylvania from Chambersburg to Shippensburg.

The car was built for Penn Central and acquired from CSX, which had used it to move auto parts.

Located next to the Cumberland Valley Railroad Museum, creating of the museum and archive in the boxcar is expected to cost $134,000 of which $100,00 will be covered by a grant from the Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau.
The CVRM is located within a former PC boxcar adjacent to the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail.

The Conrail society plans to restore its boxcar to a Conrail scheme and give it insulation, heating and air conditioning.

Officials said there is no timeline for the museum’s opening. 

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