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Venerable PRR Cabin Car Makes Last Run

July 31, 2014
The consist of the last run of PRR 478033.

The consist of the last run of PRR 478033.

A last minute invite found me in Minerva, Ohio, last Friday to join a few friends on a “last run” of sorts. An employee of OhiRail owns former Pennsylvania Railroad cabin car 478033 and needs to have it off the property due to a major increase in business that requires that all track space be made available. Management granted permission to make one last run before this car is taken off its trucks, placed on a flatbed truck, and taken to the guy’s farm off the rail line for good. It was a perfect evening for a train ride with some good friends. I did the first part of the trip in the cab of IBCX 221 then rode the balance in the 478033.

Article and Photographs by Roger Durfee

Passing through downtown Minerva.

Passing through downtown Minerva.

Entering Minerva yard.

Entering Minerva yard.

Posing by some older Alcos.

Posing by some older Alcos.

Our train next to a old steam engine.

Our train next to a old steam engine.

Amish buggy along the line.

Amish buggy along the line.

A photo stop south of Minerva.

A photo stop south of Minerva.

Scott enjoys a fine summer evening.

Scott enjoys a fine summer evening.

Our crew (left to right) was Mark, Bill, and Justin.

Our crew (left to right) was Mark, Bill, and Justin.