Embark on a journey aboard our historic short-line locomotive! Our most regularly scheduled voyages, fondly known as “The Local,” initiate from our distinguished Grand Junction Station, heading towards East Chattanooga. Here, you’ll enjoy a stopover featuring an intriguing demonstration of a classic turntable, followed by a tour of our workshop.
Central of Georgia Railroad 907: From Segregation to Integration
The Central of Georgia Railroad 907 stands as a testament to changing times. Crafted in 1947 by the renowned American Car and Foundry, this lightweight coach was initially designated as number 543 for the Central of Georgia Railroad. It proudly served on the “Nancy Hanks II,” a passenger service connecting Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia. As time progressed, it transitioned to the Southern Railway, adopting the number 907.
The 907 shares design elements with its counterpart, the 906. Both started as segregated or “Jim Crow” cars, marked by a central dividing wall. However, with the end of railroad segregation, the wall in the 907 was dismantled, converting it into a standard coach. Its dual restrooms at each end remain as silent witnesses to its segregated past.
Car: Central of Georgia Railroad 907
Car Type: Coach
Operators: Central of Georgia Railway, Southern Railway, Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
Builder: American Car and Foundry
Date Built: 1947
Number of Seats: 68
Paint Scheme: Colonial Red
Lettered: Tennessee Valley
Come to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum and take a ride on the North Pole Limited Christmas Train! You’ll get to visit the North Pole and see all of the Christmas decorations. It’s the most popular annual event, and has been a family tradition since 1999.