Restore the 98!

The Pullman Company built car number 98 in 1917 as a private car for the president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The car contains a kitchen, crews’ quarters, dining room, three state rooms, and a lounge. It also features mahogany paneling, brass fixtures, leaded glass interior windows, and a rear, open observation platform. While the railroad updated the 98 in the 1930s to include sealed windows and climate control, it has changed very little since.

Today, the car is available to the public for charter on TVRM’s dinner trains and service to North Georgia. It is considered the museum's most luxurious car, allowing passengers to ride in a true first-class style reminiscent of a bygone age.

The "98" turns 100 years old this year, and due to its age and use, the car is in need of a wide-ranging restoration.  We encourage you to help TVRM in its efforts to complete this very important project! All donors will be invited to the recommissioning ceremony to begin the 98's next 100 years of service.

As a way of expressing our gratitude, TVRM gladly offers several levels of support with corresponding benefits:

Track Inspector's Club ($25) - Recognition from TVRM and a commemorative "98" poster.

Friends of the 98 ($100) - Recognition from TVRM, a commemorative "98" t-shirt and poster.

Observation Club ($500) - Recognition from TVRM, a commemorative "98" t-shirt and poster, two (2) tickets on the Chickamauga Turn excursion.

B&O Founders Club ($1,000) - Recognition from TVRM, two (2) commemorative "98" t-shirts and posters, two (2) tickets on the Summerville Steam Special excursion.

Pullman Builder's Club ($5,000) - Recognition from TVRM, four (4) commemorative "98" t-shirts and posters, four (4) tickets on the Summerville Steam Special excursion, and a TVRM lifetime membership.

Rail Baron's Club - ($10,000) - Recognition from TVRM, a TVRM lifetime membership, a charter trip for up to eight (8) passengers in Car 98 for the Summerville Steam Special excursion, and an overnight stay for four (4) in Car 98 that same evening.

Donations

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  • John Hunt 
    • $25 
    • 41 mos
  • Steve Crowe 
    • $300 
    • 41 mos
  • Andrea Layton 
    • $10 
    • 42 mos
  • Robert Hawfield 
    • $25 
    • 42 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $5 
    • 42 mos
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Organizer

Brent Lambert 
Organizer
Chattanooga, TN
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Inc 
Registered nonprofit
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