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Nancy Hanks II

Delve into the captivating history and tales of the Nancy Hanks II on the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum News and Update blog. Named after the famous mare from the 1800s, Nancy Hanks II has been an emblem of rail history. Discover stories, refurbishments, and special events surrounding this iconic train equipment.

Car No. 390: A Railway Gem’s Restoration Journey

Around the Shop: Car No. 390’s Revival Nestled in the heart of our shop, the historic Central of Georgia Railway combination (often referred to as a ‘combine’) car No. 390 has recently been stationed on track 7, awaiting some much-needed attention. This isn’t just any routine check-up. The ‘doctor’ – our team of expert restorers…

A Glorious Journey: From Nancy Hanks II to the North Pole Limited – The Tale of Car 390

Stepping back in time, few could predict the storied life that Car 390 would lead. Built in 1947 by American Car and Foundry, this remarkable railway carriage first served the Central of Georgia’s famed train “the Nancy Hanks II”. As of recent, it is set to grace the tracks again in its original Central of…