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Central of Georgia Railroad 907

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

Status: Operational