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Missouri Pacific Railroad 873

This car is unique from others in the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s collection, in that it is known as a Grill Car. This lightweight car was built in 1948 by American Car & Foundry for the Missouri Pacific Railroad, later being sold to the Detroit & Mackinac Railroad for use in their corporate office train. The car was restored to service in 2009. It is painted to match coach 3101, which it is paired with on the Hiwassee River Railroad out of Etowah, TN.


Car: Missouri Pacific Railroad 873

Car Type: Coach

Operators: Missouri Pacific Railroad, Detroit & Mackinac Railroad, Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

Builder: American Car & Foundry

Date Built: 1948

Number of Seats: 44

Paint Scheme: Blue

Lettered: Tennessee Valley

Status: Operational