The Hiwassee Loop train ride is a 50-mile roundtrip through the beautiful lower Hiwassee River gorge. This 5-hour trip takes you to the top of the famous Hiwassee Loop, where you can enjoy stunning views of the river below.
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