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Southern Railway 1683

This heavyweight coach was built in 1925 by the Pullman Company for the Southern Railway. It was built with adjustable windows that could be opened, 72 walkover seats, and a clerestory roof. The Southern Railway had the car modernized in 1948, adding air conditioning, replacing the 72 walkover seats with 48 standard coach seats, and adding large washroom lounges. It was also renumbered 1058 at this time. Unlike sister car 1000, also in TVRM’s collection, the clerestory roof  and adjustable windows were retained. Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum would acquire the coach in 1968. The car quickly became popular among museum passengers, as the adjustable windows allowed for a true 1920s & 30s experience. The 1683 is currently stored out of service.


Car: Southern Railway 1683

Car Type: Coach

Operators: Southern Railway, Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

Builder: Pullman Company

Date Built: 1925

Number of Seats: 48

Paint Scheme: Colonial Red

Lettered: Tennessee Valley

Status: Stored Out of Service