Southern Passenger Equipment
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The Lake Pearl was one of the "Lake" series Pullman sleepers assigned to the Southern and purchased by them in the late 1940s.
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The Lake Pearl survived into the excursion era and is shown here being pulled by 4501.
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One last shot of the Pearl after the Southern's herald had been added.
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The Royal Arch shown here in Norfolk Southern lettering as it looked during the late excursion period.
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Savannah was one of the Central of Georgia's business cars.

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The Virginia was one of the Southern's business cars. Although she looks black that's actual fresh Pullman green paint.
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Baggage RPOs once were an important part of the railroad's bottom line. This one is preserved at the Southeastern Railway Museum near Atlanta.
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Severl FTBs were converted to heater cars with the addition of steam generators. This was important as passenger trains got longer and needed more heating and cooling capacity.

Copyright Larry Puckett 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001.
Last revised:
March 03, 2001