Passenger Equipment

The Heart of Dixie Museum has several different types of Passenger Equipment that have seen service with Southern Railway (SOU), Illinois Central Railroad (IC), Chicago and North Western Railway (CNW), Long Island Railroad (LI), Amtrak, Santa Fe Railway (ATSF), Louisville & Nashville (LN), Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (CBQ), Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad (DRGW), Western Pacific Railroad (WP), Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (BO) and the Alabama Great Southern Railroad (AGS). The roster includes passenger cars built by the Pullman-Standard Company and Budd Company. There are also specialized cars in the collection such as Railway Post Office (RPO) cars and variety of baggage cars.

Alabama Club #3050

The Alabama Club was built as the Pullman car the Mount Gibbs between October and December of 1926. The Mount Gibbs was one of thirty cars built as Plan 3521-A and Lot 4996. The cars of this plan had 10 sections and an observation lounge with an open platform on the rear. More…

Baggage cars

The Heart of Dixie Museum has several different types of Baggage cars that saw service with the Southern Railway, Illinois Central and Louisville & Nashville railroads. More…

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad RPO 76

The Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company built the Railway Post Office, No. 76, in 1918. It last saw service on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. More…

C&NW Gallery Cars 7710 & 7715

7710 and 7715 were built by Pullman-Standard in 1960 for the Chicago and North Western Railway for use in the railroad’s Chicago area commuter trains. The cars were part of a $21 million order for 116 bi-level cars equipped for push-pull service. More…

Diner #4141

Diner 4141 was built by Pullman in 1917 for the Alabama Great Southern Railroad (A.G.S.). When built, it featured seating for 36 with 2 person tables along one side, 4 person tables along the other. It also had open windows, a clerestory roof, and ornate fixtures typical of the period. More…

Frisco Coach 1062

In September of 1910, the American Car & Foundry Company completed construction of No. 1062, one of twelve 60-seat coaches numbered 1052 through 1063, lot No. 5522. The new cars were built for the St. Louis ~ San Francisco Railway, also known as Frisco Lines. More…

Lake Ainslie

The Lake Ainslie was built by the Pullman Company between December of 1923 and early 1924 entering service on February 9. It was constructed as a 10 section, 2 Drawing Room, 1 Compartment car. The car was built as part of Pullman Plan 3585 and Lot 4728. It was 1 of 244 cars in a series collectively known as the “Lake” series of sleeping cars. More…

Long Island Coach 2972

Built between 1955 and 1956, LI 2972 was one of 55 identical cars ordered by the Long Island Railroad. These cars were 120-seat, commuter coaches. More…

Planetarium Dome #2202

Dome coach 2202 was one of three "Planetarium Dome" or, Domeliner, dome coaches built for the Missouri Pacific Railroad in June and July of 1948 for use on the Colorado Eagle. The car was built by the Edward G. Budd Company of Red Lion, Pennsylvania. More…

Railway Post Office 30, & 76

The American Car & Foundry Company built Railway Post Office, No. 30, in 1928. It last saw service with the Southern Railway. RPO 30 is a full Post Office Car featuring a clerestory roof and friction bearings. More…

Santa Fe Chair Car 2931

The Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company built Coach 2931 in 1950. It was one of thirty-four 44-seat chair cars ordered by the Santa Fe in February 1948. Delivers to the Santa Fe began in March 1950 through July 1950. More…

The Kayenta

MRLX 4700 was built in 1953 by the Budd Corporation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a long distance 48-seat coach for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad. More…

The Silver Maple

The Silver Maple was ordered by the Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad in February of 1947 as one of a series of six cars. These cars were built by the Budd Company of Red Lion, Pennsylvania. Though built by the Bud Company, they were built to Pullman plan number 9507. More…