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Detailed Information

Name: B&O No. 7048, "Tygart"
Railroad of Record: Chesapeake & Ohio Railway
Type of Car: Sleeper 10 roomette, 6 double bedrooms, lightweight, Plan 4167, Lot 6814
Class:  B&O Class S-3
Date Built: 1950

The "Tygart" was originally built for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) in 1950 when the president of the C&O, Robert R. Young, believed there was going to be an increase of passenger traffic after World War II. The "Tygart" was named after a river in the B&O territory. The B&O Railroad had a demand for first class sleeper cars for their "Capitol" and "National Limited" service. The "Tygart" along with nine other sleepers arrived to work for the B&O in 1950.

The "Tygart" featured ten single bedrooms and six double bedrooms. The layout for this coach was considered the most popular sleeper style at the time. Each bedroom had a sofa instead of folding easy chairs and a heating and air conditioning unit. The "Tygart" had tight lock couplers and D-22-P airbrakes, which were considered state of the art at the time. During its time on the B&O, the "Tygart" was painted in the B&O paint scheme of blue and grey. The "Tygart" retired to the B&O Railroad Museum in 1971.
 

 

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