Late West Point Route Passenger Cars : LUSENET : ACL and SAL Railroads Historical Society : One Thread

I am an HO scale modeler of the Montgomery, AL area in the late 60's. I would really like to build some WofA Streamlined Passemger cars and I have purchased the microscale decal set. My question is about the numbers and names of the cars of the WofA, and if any pictures or a roster might be available. I have seen George Elwood's roster, but it is for 1954. I would also really like to find a reference for the equipment of the WofA. I have been modeling the L&N, but I now have expanded my layout to include the WofA. All help is appreciated.

-- Tony Martin (, May 21, 2000


West Point Route lightweight passenger cars were as follows:

A&WP 68-69 Coach (destroyed 11-51 at Woodstock, AL, on SouRy) WofA 87 RPO-Baggage WofA 106 Coach A&WP 120 Coach A&WP 501 Diner WofA "Alabama River" 10-6 Sleeper A&WP "Chattahoochee River" 10-6 Sleeper WofA "Royal Palace" (Later "Charles A. Wickersham") 5 DBR Obs-Lge.

The equipment was stainless steel and lettered in Southern Railway- style black lettering, as it was most equipment regularly assigned to the "Crescent" pool.

I gave you both A&WP and WofA cars as they were assigned indiscriminately, the A&WP and the WofA being essentially operated as one railroad.

Hope this helps.

Bob Hanson

-- Robert H. Hanson (, May 22, 2000.

Tony- The following is from an official list of Western Ry. of Alabama passenger cars dated March 1968: Baggage/Mail #85,86(70ft), Baggage/Mail #87 (81ft)lt.wgt., Coach #104,105 (69ft/44 seats), Coach #106 (78ft/52 seats)lt.wgt., Baggage #200,201,202 (69ft), Baggage #203 (60ft), Baggage #205 to 208 (70ft), Baggage #221,222 (60ft), Baggage #231 (69ft), Dining Car #403 (69ft/32 seats) and Sleeping Car "Alabama River" (78ft/22 seats/10 roomette-6 bedrooms)lt wgt. All the lightweight cars were built in 1949 & 1950 for the Southern Rwy.'s CRESCENT train as part of the pool of equipment for that train. The other cars may all be heavyweights, but I can't confirm that. For further information you might want to contact the NMRA Library in Chattanooga. They can be found on the Internet at They may be able to help with photo copies, etc. Hope this partially answers your question.

-- Tom Underwood (, May 22, 2000.

I will go home tonight and will dig out copies of the various passenger equipment registers I have, say for 1964 and 1970 and will make copies. I also will dig out what I have on the lightweight cars- there were just a few and all were for joint Southern/L&N service. E mail me your snail mail address so I can send you Xerox copies.

-- Michael W. Savchak (Savchak, May 22, 2000.

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