After removing the structure from our flatcar, it was time to get the car moved to its current home, the Middletown and Hummelstown Railroad in Middletown, PA.
On December 9th, 2011, the flatcar was loaded using a pair of 60 ton heavy duty auto wreckers from Ted's Towing. These trucks are designed to clean up tractor-trailer accidents, but were able to lift the flat car up high enough to load onto the flatbed truck.
The next day, December 10th, the car moved out promptly at 7am from Baltimore and headed up Interstates 695 and 83 from Baltimore through York to Harrisburg and finally Middletown. The trucking was accomplished by Daily Express of Carlisle, PA. Daily is the same company who helped us with the camp car move, and have proved to be a very respectable partner in the preservation of our equipment. Once there, a crane from Greiner Steel set up and proceeded to unload the car, finishing just after lunch. With the car now on the rails, we coupled it up to the M&H's Western Maryland S6, number 151, and put air to it. Surprisingly, the air system worked perfectly, even though it hadn't had air in it for almost 6 years.
The car was taken out to the M&H's interchange track and switched around along with the CR 21165 for the push back to it's new home in Middletown Yard, where the car will be restored.