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"End door" NYC baggage car. What was it used for?

Photographed by Bruce Nelson, June, 1970.
Added to the photo archive by Bruce Nelson, February 2, 2024.
Railroad: Penn Central.

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They were used for large and long express items, mostly theater sets moving from one large city to another. Often they were called "Theater Cars". Automobiles could be driven right aboard as well.

Posted by Mike LaCasse on 2024-02-02 20:48:29

To haul race horses around the country.

Posted by John Barlow on 2024-02-03 07:00:23

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