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Surviving World Trade Center subway car arrives in East Haven

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A surviving subway car from the Sept. 11 attacks arrived in East Haven on Thursday. (WFSB photo) A surviving subway car from the Sept. 11 attacks arrived in East Haven on Thursday. (WFSB photo)
EAST HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

A surviving World Trade Center subway car from the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has made its way to a trolley museum in East Haven.

The Shore Line Trolley Museum announced that it reached an agreement with The Port Authority to receive PATH Car 745, which was in the PATH station under the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

The museum and East Haven Mayor Joe Maturo, Jr. received the car on Thursday morning. It arrived on River Street.

The car was given a traditional bagpipe parade with a police and fire escort from the corner of the river to Hemingway Avenue and its final location, the museum at 17 River St.

It was an emotional procession for the historic treasure.

Dignitaries, members of the FDNY and NYPD, along with local first responders, escorted PATH car 745.

Nathan Nietering, of the Shoreline Trolley Museum, said the car was buried in the tunnel, and officials went into the PATH station to examine the damage.

“Here’s this train that’s almost perfectly intact, sitting in a subway platform,” Nietering said.

"It's an honor and a privilege to have one of the two cars that survived here with us,” said Rick Chadderton, a Raging Knights firefighter.

"I think it's very historic. I'm proud that East Haven has done this,” said Bill Thompson of Branford.

While some at the museum on Thursday were too young to remember the tragic events that day, the PATH car is a reminder for generations to come to never forget and to honor the bravery of so many.

"This subway car is more than just a piece of metal. It is a historic treasure...not a relic but a reminder of how much sacrifice and sadness there was on that day,” said U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal.

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