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Detailed Information

Name: B&O No. X-4045, "Instruction Car"
Other Numbers: B&O No. 1049
Railroad of Record: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Type of Car: Dining Car, Camp Car, Ticket Office/Waiting Room, Instruction Car
Class: F-4C
Manufactured by: Pullman Company
Date Built:  June 1925

In June 1925, the Pullman Company completed an order for the B&O, which featured a class F-4C standard heavyweight diner. The diner was known as the No. 1049 and served on many non-named first class trains.The No. 1049 is a similar, but less elegant version of the famous "colonial diners."  In September 1932, an air conditioning unit was installed in the diner. After the No.1049 was removed from service, it was renumbered as the No. X-4045 for wreck train service. In June 1960, the No. X-4045 was assigned to work the Philadelphia wreck train and worked on that service until it was discontinued in 1975.

In 1976, the No. X-4045 was sent to the B&O Railroad Museum for display. A few years later, the No. X-4045 was to see action once again. The officials of Camden Station decided to use the No. X-4045 after it had been refitted, repainted, and refurbished as a mobile ticket facility for Baltimore-Washington commuters. The No.X-4045 was moved to Camden Station in December 1985 and was open for service in February 1986. The No.X-4045 was renamed Camden Station and painted in the B&O's passenger livery of blue and grey. The diner car was given lettering that acknowledged ownership by Maryland Area Rail Commuter (MARC) and used as a ticket office until 1992 when a new ticket facility was built.

In January 1992, the car was transferred back to the B&O Railroad Museum. The museum planned to use  the car as a classroom and meeting room. The car was repainted and electrically upgraded to handle visitors.  At this time, the car was renamed as the Instruction Car No.X-4045. The car was cosmetically restored again in 2004.

 

 

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