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.
This listing contains cars that are operated on our trains, as well as those on static display in Clark Yard. For a listing of railcars currently operating on our trains on which you can ride, please click here.
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.