The Car That Carried Ike on His Last Trip Historical

The Car That Carried Ike on His Last Trip Historical (HM1WWP)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21201
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 17.117', W 76° 37.849'

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C&O Baggage-Express Car No. 314 built by Pullman Car and Mfg. Co., 1929

On the evening of March 31, 1969, America's last Presidential funeral train-that of Dwight D. Eisenhower-rolled sadly out of Washington on its way to Abilene, Kansas. Its ten-car consist was undecorated in any way, and near its front, the body of the military hero and former President rode in this ordinary baggage car. It was the way any common soldier would have gone home for burial—and the way "Ike" wanted it to be.

The car chosen had served C&O for 40 years before. Built for the boom passenger traffic of the late 1920's, No. 314 was very typical of the heavyweight cars which carried checked baggage, express shipments and bulk mail at the head of passenger trains. Aside from minor interior modifications and a new paint job in the early 1950's to match C&O's newly-delivered streamlined cars, it is essentially original.

This car is displayed today exactly as it appeared when it took Ike home for the last time.
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Date Added Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 9:02am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 359349 N 4349703
Decimal Degrees39.28528333, -76.63081667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 17.117', W 76° 37.849'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 17' 7.02" N, 76° 37' 50.94" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-262 Parkin St, Baltimore MD 21201, US
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