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Author:  PLATFORMCAR [ Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Heavyweight lettered Central of Georgia 5341 in Savannah

Anyone know the exact history of this heavyweight located in Savannah Georgia lettered Central of Georgia 5341 ?

I have been unable to find any information on line or any other sources.

Perhaps someone knows something


Dean Levin

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Author:  PLATFORMCAR [ Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Heavyweight lettered Central of Georgia 5341 in Savannah

few more photographs

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Author:  Dave [ Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Heavyweight lettered Central of Georgia 5341 in Savannah

I can tell you that I spent some unhappy times in lengthy meetings in it.

It dates back in its current form to the Great Savannah Exposition which was a historic / tourist adaptive reuse of the C of G depot.

I never had occasion to do any research on it since it was not contemplated as being a part of the Roundhouse Railroad Museum's collection. I'd refer you to the C of G RHS.

dave

Author:  jmlaboda [ Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Heavyweight lettered Central of Georgia 5341 in Savannah

These two shots are a bit telling when it comes to figuring out the car... based on the rivets in the lower side there was a fourth paired window above where the number is now that has been covered over...

http://www.rypn.org/forums/download/file.php?id=7214
http://www.rypn.org/forums/download/file.php?id=7216

And this photo, if you enlarge it, shows a fourth aisle window has also been plated over...

http://www.rypn.org/forums/download/file.php?id=7213

Taking these things into consideration I think it is possible to assume that the car is a former Pullman Plan 3979 8 Section - 1 Drawing Room - 2 Compartment sleeper, though its history remains unknown. I have long wondered about this car and having these pix at least helps figure out the type of car it is, but whether or not it is one of the 8-1-2 cars that the CG acquired from Pullman (Centessa, Centmount and Wesleyan College) (12/4/40; formerly Laurel Park) is hard to say... the ACL also had a number of these cars and it may actually be one of those.

These shots show the aisle side of the cars with their evenly spaced windows...

http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=755660
http://abpr2.railfan.net/abprphoto.cgi?july11/07-08-11/ACL-CharlesEPerkinsAtOrlando3-52WBCoxKramblesPeterson_ScanColl.jpg
http://www.images.technomuses.ca/images_site/RailCollection/Originals/STR27015a.001.aa.cs.jpg

Author:  etalcos [ Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Heavyweight lettered Central of Georgia 5341 in Savannah

I'd bet a dollar that its ACL. Something about the roof style and SKF rollers. An up close shot of the trucks would help.

ETA

Author:  Rainier Rails [ Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:11 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Heavyweight lettered Central of Georgia 5341 in Savannah

I've added this mystery 8-1-2 to the Surviving Pullman Heavyweight thread as line item #303:

http://www.rypn.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30187&start=225

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