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BOMX Blue Drucker No. 102: image 1

BOMX Blue Drucker No. 102: image 2


BOMX Blue Drucker No. 102: image 3

BOMX Blue Drucker No. 102: image 4

BOMX Cooper Union, No. 102

Name: BOMX No. 102

Other Numbers: N&W No. 102, MARC No. 102

Railroad of Record: B&O Railroad Museum (BOMX)

Type of Car: Railroad Passenger Car (ex-Norfolk & Western Railroad Coach)

Manufactured by: BUDD Company

Date Built: 1949

Class: 3 (General and operational use)

The Blue Drucker is one of several passenger cars donated to the Museum by the state of Maryland that is currently used in the Museum’s passenger car service. The Blue Drucker was originally built by the Budd Company for the Norfolk and Western Railroad under plan 9523, lot 9660-023, and delivered in January 1950, as a 10 roomette- 6 double bedroom sleeper. Half of the cars produced for this order were named for colleges, the other half were named after counties. This car was originally named the Campbell County.

In 1964 the County and College/University cars were sold to the Pennsylvania Railroad and rebuilt by Budd as "Clocker" coaches with 84 seat capacity. Campbell County became PRR 1481. It was purchased by Maryland Department of Transportation in 1979, rebuilt with Head-End-Power by GE-Hornell, NY and renumbered MDOT 1402. In 1991 received heavy truck overhaul and repainted and renumberd as MARC 102. It was donated to the B&O Museum in 2002.

In 2011, the Museum repainted the car in its current B&O inspired scheme and it was renamed Blue Drucker. It was renamed the "Cooper Union" in 2014.


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