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Southern Railway 832

Journey of the Southern Railway 832 Coach

Built with finesse by the renowned Budd Company in 1949, the Southern Railway 832 is not just any coach; it’s a lightweight coach boasting 52 seats. Commissioned by the Southern Railway, this particular car was prominently featured on iconic trains. It proudly serviced routes of legendary trains such as The Southerner, The Tennessean, The Royal Palm, and The Crescent.

Fast forward to 2011, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) saw the potential in this historic piece and took it under its wing. As of now, the 832 is in the safe hands of TVRM experts, undergoing a meticulous restoration. The goal? To breathe new life into it and reintroduce the coach to the tracks in all its original glory.

The iconic Southern Railway 832 is currently undergoing a meticulous refurbishment process to restore its former glory. With a rich history of serving prestigious routes and offering unparalleled rail experiences, this vintage coach deserves nothing but the best. Our dedicated team is working diligently to address every detail, from replacing worn-out window gaskets and installing a new floor to giving the interiors a fresh coat of paint. This restoration aims not only to preserve the coach’s historical significance but also to ensure that future passengers can relive the luxury and charm of bygone eras. Stay tuned for updates on our refurbishment blog and get ready to embark on a rejuvenated journey aboard the Southern Railway 832.


Car: Southern Railway 829

Car Type: Coach

Operators: Southern Railway, Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

Builder: Budd Company

Date Built: 1949

Number of Seats: 52

Paint Scheme: None

Lettered: Southern

Status: Under Restoration