901 West Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21223
Detailed Information

Name: B&O No.3528
Other Numbers: B&O No. 5213
Railroad of Record: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Type of Car: Coach, heavyweight, steel, semi-streamlined 68 reclining seats
Class:  B&O Class A-18CL
Manufactured by: Pullman Company
Date Built: 1923
Date Rebuilt: 1947

In 1923, the Pullman Company built the No. 5213 heavyweight coach for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. The No. 5213 was a typical heavyweight of its time with straight backed seats, no air conditioning, and a paint scheme of olive green. In 1937, the old straight back seats were replaced with reclining seats, air conditioning was installed, and the No. 5213 was renumbered as the No.3528. Ten years later, the No. 3528 was taken to the shops at Mt. Clare to be streamlined, and re-classified as A-18CL. As a streamlined car, the No.3528 worked as a utility coach on the Royal Blue between Washington and New York. During the 1950s, the No.3528 had wide Thermopane windows installed.

Because of the many upgrades that the No. 3528 received, it was capable of surviving the decline of passenger trains. In the 1970s, the No. 3528 operated on  commuter trains between Baltimore, Washington, and Brunswick, Maryland. The No.3528 worked in commuter trains until 1981 when the car was put into service on the Chessie System's "Safety Express," which was a program of Operation Lifesaver. In 1983, the No. 3528 was retired from service and donated to the B&O Railroad Museum. The No.3528 was the last revenue passenger car to be in service on America's first passenger carrying railroad.



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