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Southern Railway 829

Southern Railway 829

Constructed by the Budd Company in 1949, this 52-seat lightweight coach was created specifically for the Southern Railway. Its service included prestigious trains like “The Southerner,” “The Tennessean,” “The Royal Palm,” and “The Crescent.” Currently, the Southern Appalachia Railway Museum owns the car, and it is leased to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.

Throughout the year, the Southern Railway 829 operates on Chattanooga-based journeys including the Missionary Ridge Local, Summerville Steam Special, and North Pole Limited.


Car: Southern Railway 829

Car Type: Coach

Operators: Southern Railway, Southern Appalachia Railway Museum, Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

Builder: Budd Company

Date Built: 1949

Number of Seats: 52

Paint Scheme: None

Lettered: Southern

Status: Operational

From $58

Chickamauga Turn

March 16, 2024 - October 27, 2024 EDT

Embark on a 6-hour train journey from Chattanooga to the historic Civil War town of Chickamauga, Georgia. Enjoy a 90-minute layover to explore attractions like Crawfish Springs and the Gordon-Lee Mansion, with lunch options available onboard.