Amtrak’s Railroad Museum in Washington DC is planning to unveil a first-of-its-kind train at a museum dedicated to the U.S. military’s World War II-era aircraft carrier, The Washington Post reported Friday.
The museum will also unveil a car that was once the centerpiece of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis, but has since been removed from the museum.
The car will be the first of its kind to be displayed in the United States and is being built at the company’s new Columbus, Ohio, facility, which is part of a $1.4 billion redevelopment of a former shipping container site that will include a museum and a community space.
“It’s a pretty special thing,” John C Stennis curator Michael Schirber said of the car.
“We have a really unique piece of history in the museum, which has never been shown in the U, and we want to show it to the world.”
The car is currently the only car in the world to be built by the U of S, the UH-1 Huey helicopter, and the Army, and will be put on display at the museum at some point in the future, Schirbers said.
“There’s not many people that can pull a car out of the water,” he added.
The ship has since passed into history as a memorial to the thousands of American soldiers who died on the battleship in World War I, and it’s currently on loan at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.