The Chippewa Creek is currently undergoing renovation at the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad in Cumberland, Maryland. The renovation is expected to be complete in 2012.

The restoration process has a dual goal of preserving the historical nature of the original design while bringing the car up to current safety and comfort standards. For example, significant work is being done to replace all of the steam heat in the car with electric heat, and replace the original generator and lead batteries with 480-volt, three phase electric power. The latest electronic amenities including flat-screen televisions, DVD players and wireless Internet access must be added in a way that doesn’t detract from the car’s original era.

Shop Move from L.A. to Cumberland, MD

Maintenance & Make Ready

Move from PRS to Amtrak Shops

Repairs and Make Ready