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Pere Marquette (C&O) autocar - Series 71000-71249

Part Number: PC-3705

Available late spring of 2021

The Pere Marquette received it’s first all-steel automobile/furniture cars in October 1930, from builder Pressed Steel Car Company of Pittsburg, PA.  Series assigned was 71000-71249.   (note: In 1949 these all went to the C&O with road numbers remaining by adding a 2 in front.  In 1961, there were still 244 cars in revenue service under C&O Series 27100-27249.  Some lasted until 1974.

This Series was equipped with a Chicago-Cleveland Climax Radial Roof, a 3/3/3 Dreadnaught B end with square corner construction, opening “A” end doors supplied by Standard Railroad Equipment Co of Chicago, double-row 4/6 riveted sides of varying widths for a 10’-0” inside height, wood running boards and a Universal vertical square staff hand brake.  Cars road on Bettendorf design 40-ton solid bearing trucks.  Photos: C&OHS Collection

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