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Detailed Information

Name: B&O No.3587
Other Numbers: B&O No.5470
Railroad of Record: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Type of Car: Coach, heavyweight, paired window, 60 seats
Class: B&O Class A-20D
Manufactured by: Pullman Company
Date Built: 1930
Date Rebuilt: 1955

The No.5470 was built by Pullman in 1930 as B&O class A-20. The No.5470 was a 60 seat open window type coach. In 1955, the No.5470 was rebuilt with streamlining, had reclining chairs installed, and new sealed windows. At this time, the No.5470 was renumbered as the No.3587. The No.3587 served as a workhorse to secondary trains on the B&O fleet. The B&O retired the No.3587 from service in 1970. That same year, the No.3587 was sold to the Railroad Passenger Cars Inc.

While the No.3587 was under the ownership of the Railroad Passenger Car Inc, it was used on holiday passenger service on the B&O/C&O. Between 1974-1979, the No.3587 was used by the B&O in commuter service for the Maryland Department of Transportation Service (MDOT) and was known as the No.3503. In 1980, the No.3503 was sold to Passenger Car Corporation of America and was used on the Chessie Safety Express as car No.16. In 1981, the Railroad Passenger Car Inc. reacquired the No.16. They renumbered the No.16 as the No.3587 and repainted it in the traditional blue and grey paint scheme of the B&O. In 1995, the No.3587 was donated to the B&O Railroad Museum by the Railroad Passenger Car Inc.

 

 

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