NORTH BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A restored Vermont railcar that dates back to 1891 has started its journey to a new home at the Railroad Museum of New England in Connecticut.
The Rutland 260 is one of two surviving cars from the Rutland Railroad, which ceased operation in 1963. The 60-foot-long rail car was donated to the museum by the Vermont Railway. It still has its bench seats, paneling and a woodstove.
The Bennington Banner reports it was built as a passenger car, and was retrofitted in 1920 to be a "combine," a car that has space for passenger seating and freight. The Rutland Railroad's primary cargo was milk, which was transported from Vermont creameries to Troy, N.Y., before heading to New York City.
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