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The Cleveland and Eastern Interurban Historical Society and Museum
P.O. Box 34 - Chardon, Ohio 44024

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American Railway Express Baggage Wagon

      This type wagon was commonly used by Interurban Railroads to move freight to and from the trolley cars at stops along the line. The Museum's freight wagon was found in the Cleveland flats by member Dick Philpott, who saved it from the scrappers and put it in storage until it could be rebuilt.

      In 2013 Dick gave the wagon to the Museum to be restored and put on display. Dick and fellow Museum member Jim Rivers moved the wagon to Jimís work shop where, over the next two and one half years, the wagon was completely dismantled and rebuilt. All of the wood except one piece was replaced and all of the metal parts were refinished. Even the wheels were completely rebuilt.

      On April 2, 2015, returned to its original condition, the wagon was moved to its new home in the Cleveland & Eastern Scotland Station at the Cleveland and Eastern Museum / The Chesterland Historical Foundation.

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Monthly Meetings

      Our monthly business meetings are held at 7:00 P.M. on the first Thursday of each month at the Museum, located at the Chesterland Historical Foundation at the corner of Caves and Mayfield Road in Chesterland, Ohio. We're in the basement of the historic 1850 Town Hall. Guests are always welcome. Check this page for meeting updates and information about upcoming events.

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UPDATED 07/29/2015