Lightweight Diners & lounges : LUSENET : Southern Railway : One Thread

Are there any in existence which saw service on the Southerner and the Crescent? If so where are they located? I rode the trains as a boy to Greenville, South Carolina.

Thanks very much,

Tim Willis

-- Tim Willis (, April 28, 1998


Tim--take a look at the Southeastern Railroad Museum site listed on our links page. They have a lot of preserved equipment as do some of the other museums. Thanks for stopping by.

-- Larry Puckett (, April 28, 1998.

I know of at least two lightweight Pullman bedroom louges in existence - Crescent Moon at TVRM in Chattanooga. and Crescent City privately owned in Dalton, GA

-- Mike Brown (, December 09, 1998.

Bob Wayner's book, Car Names,Numbers and Consists, lists not only SOU lightweight equipment, but those cars normally carried in both named train consists of most passenger roads of the US,as well as cars used on secondary runs. Unfortunately, the fate of most of this equipment ends at the scrap yard,either in this country, Mexico, or elsewhere. Probably museums such as Roanoke or Duluth(GA) would be your best source of info.

-- Paul Coe (, October 15, 2002.

The SRM collection at Duluth, GA doesn't include any of the Southern lightweight diners or lounges. They do own Tugalo River, a 10- Roomette 6-Double Bedroom lightweight sleepers.

-- Frank Greene (, October 15, 2002.

The Watauga Valley Chapter NRHS recently found the Southern lounge/sleeper Crescent Harbor in Orlando FL, we purchased the car and in the process of restoring it back to 1949 Southern delivery.

Visit our web site at to see photo's of the car.

-- Mike Tilley (, November 15, 2003.

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