Rolling Stock

PRR 981741

Bringing up the markers is the museum's first piece of rolling stock, a 1914 vintage Pennsylvania Railroad N6b caboose, referred to on the railroad as a "cabin car". This car was the mobile office and home away from home for railroad crews while on duty.

Built by PRR predecessor Vandalia Railroad, 981741 spent its life working the rails in the western Indiana area well into the Penn-Central era before being retired. The cabin car was moved to the WVRM in 2006, and an extensive program of rebuilding and restoration was started.

Using original PRR blueprints and other historical references, the car has been rebuilt from the sill up, often requiring the use of custom-cut timbers and machined steel.

At long last, the interior of the caboose is open to the public!

C&EI A-1147/L&N 43573
former Pullman Troop Sleeper #7118

C&EI A-1147/L&N 43573 is a former Pullman "troop sleeper" of World War II vintage. Troop sleepers were used to transport large numbers of soldiers during mobilization. After the war, they were sold to various railroads, and generally ended up in maintenance of way service. Given that railroads are generally quite rough on MofW equipment, few of these cars are still around, and even fewer still are as complete as the car WVRM has acquired.

After being prepped for transport, this car made the journey from Huntsville, Alabama, in June of 2014.

We still need your help!

Even though the WVRM's troop car is in relatively good shape, much work needs to be done before it is fully restored. Fundraising efforts to date allowed the car to be transported and placed on our grounds, but the need for support to fund the restoration efforts still exists. If you, or your organization, wishes to assist with this project, please contact us!

See our "Membership" page for online contributions.

GE 28370/PSI 193018
GE 45 Ton Switcher Locomotive

GE number 28370/PSI 193018 was built in 1947 for PSI and worked the PSI Cayuga generating station. Harbor Rail Services inherited the locomotive when they bought the Clinton facility from Freight Car America, but they never used it. Freight Car inherited it from DTE rail services who purchased it in 2003 from PSI. It is modified so a PSI employee could cut in train air without crossing between cars in the train. Here is the locomotive in it's original paint scheme moving coal cars for PSI Cayuga.

After being prepped for transport, this car made the journey from Clinton, Indiana, in July of 2018.

We still need your help!

Even though the WVRM's locomotive is in relatively good shape, much work needs to be done before it is fully restored. Fundraising efforts to date allowed the locomotive to be transported and placed on our grounds, but the need for support to fund the restoration efforts still exists. If you, or your organization, wishes to assist with this project, please contact us!

See our "Membership" page for online contributions.