Car in the old Atlanta Pullman shop

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Car in the old Atlanta Pullman shop

Post by gasaxe » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:20 am

No trucks on it. It's just sitting on jack stands collecting graffiti.

Anybody know anything about this car?

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Re: Car in the old Atlanta Pullman shop

Post by jhdeasy » Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:08 pm

It is unfortunate that graffiti paint obscures details that can provide clues.

It is a lightweight passenger car with stainless steel siding and a smooth roof, so it would have been built by Pullman or ACF rather than Budd. I see a vestibule and don't see a baggage door(s), so it is not a dining car or a baggage car; it could be a sleeper, coach or lounge. What I can see of the windows suggest a sleeper. I cant tell if I see two ventilation grills in the roofline, or if that is part of the graffiti paint. If those are actually ventilation grills, then that would suggest a bedroom lounge car with a small galley. I also see a long letterboard over the window line. Plenty of room for lettering something like Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac, or Seaboard Coast Line.

The car may have been jacked and the trucks removed for a rebuild, or used on another car. It does have that forlorn abandoned in place look to it.

Was this the shop of the defunct Atlanta era dinner train that operated in the 1990s ?

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Re: Car in the old Atlanta Pullman shop

Post by litz » Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:30 pm

Not sure if the New Georgia RR operated out of there or not ...

There were several cars in there in various states that were used for filming in one of the Fast and Furious films ...

Afterwards, all was set for scrapping.

Almost everything removable (including entire truck assemblies complete with axles and brake rigging) were loaded onto flatbed trucks and hauled up to Blue Ridge, as spare parts for the Blue Ridge Scenic RR.

There likely isn't much left in those shops ... the BRSR parts picking was pretty thorough.

(yes, it was authorized ...)

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