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Open Car No. 73 was constructed by the Laconia Car Company in July 1907 for the Boston & Maine Railroad. It was retired from the Boston & Maine Railroad in sold to the Strasburg Rail Road in 1966.

Open Car No. 73 came to the Strasburg Rail Road in the same shipment as Open Car No. 68 and Open Car No. 71.

Year Built: July 1907

Maker: Pullman Car Company

Length: 66 feet, 11 inches

Weight: 75,500 lbs.

Year Arrived at Strasburg: May 1966

Entered Passenger Service: 1973

Significance of Name: Named (presumably) Pleasant View in honor of the picturesque views from along the line.