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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 and a clerestory roof. However, the Southern Railway had the car modernized in 1936, sealing the windows and adding air conditioning, but the clerestory roof was retained. After the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum acquired the coach in 1968, the air conditioning systems were deactivated, and the windows were reopened to allow for a true 1920s & 30s experience. The 1683 is currently stored out of service.


Car: Southern Railway 1000

Car Type: Coach

Operators: Southern Railway, Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

Builder: Pullman Company

Date Built: 1925

Number of Seats: 46

Paint Scheme: Tuscan Red

Lettered: Tennessee Valley

Status: Stored Out of Service