In January 2020, CSX Transportation donated a retired Conrail X67 boxcar (#243880) to The Conrail Historical Society. The 86-foot boxcar was permanently relocated to the Shippensburg Station Trailhead of the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail and sits adjacent to the Cumberland Valley Railroad Museum.
Conrail boxcar #243880 was one of 154 X67-class boxcars built at the Penn Central’s Sam Rea Shops in Hollidaysburg, PA in 1970. These monstrous 86-foot-long cars, the only cars of this size built by a railroad and not by a railcar manufacturer, were designed specifically for auto parts service, carrying large automobile frames and components between domestic car assembly plants.
The boxcar has been renovated to a state-of-the-art museum that houses CRHS’s growing collection of Conrail archival material, making it accessible to researchers and the public.
The museum is open daily from sunrise to sundown. Access to the archival material is by appointment only.