Last TVRR Car Still Exists

This is a photo of the car as it sits today in an enclosed shed.

This is a photo of the car as it sits today in an enclosed shed.

   This past summer the society was offered the last existing Tuscarora Valley Railroad Car by the owner. Due to our decision to take ownership of the Tuscarora Academy we realized that we could not take on this financial responsibility. However, we did some research and tried to have it placed onto the Preservation Pennsylvania At Risk list.

Having it placed onto this list would have possibly gotten the car some attention from an individual or organization and maybe gotten it a new home and complete restoration. It was unfortunate that it was not chosen to be on the list but we want to let everyone know that it is still available if anyone is interested in re-locating it and having this very important piece of local history restored.

If you or you know of someone who would like to save this last existing Tuscarora Valley Railroad car, you can contact the society who will contact the owner.

TVRR Combine Car when it was still in use

TVRR Combine Car when it was still in use.

 

4 Responses to Last TVRR Car Still Exists

  1. larry bookhamer says:

    I have live here for almost 4 years, my wife is the pastor at Faith UM Church in East Waterford. I am inquiring what can be done to preserve the TVRR car, fund raiser or whatever. I was born and raised in Altoona a big railroad city, worked for Conrail, and am fascinated with the TVRR and this area. thank you.

  2. Mike Hower says:

    Has anyone ever though of this as a possibility?
    http://www.rrmuseumpa.org/restoration/index.shtml

    • Wayne Laepple says:

      Unfortunately, the RR Museum of Penna. has more equipment than it can handle now. in fact, in recent months, the museum has deaccessioned three pieces, and there are others that may go soon.

  3. Keep up your efforts to save the TVRR Combination Car. Does anyone know the builder/date or other history of this car? There was another “TVRR” in PA, the Tionesta Valley RR that ran until the 1940s.

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