ACL car history : LUSENET : ACL and SAL Railroads Historical Society : One Thread

Hello! My family has just adopted a 1957 Pullman-Standard Dining Car with Full Kitchen to renovate through the Indiana Tranportation Museum in Noblesville, IN. This car was for the ACL to replace a car that had been wrecked. The car was completed in 1959 in the railroads own shops. Its ACL number was 5961. In 1967 it became part of the SAL. It was converted to Amtrack 8091 in 1971. All of this information was found through the NRHS. We would like to know how to find specifications, drawings, pictures, etc. Can you steer us in the right direction? Thank You!

-- Rebecca Cain (, September 04, 2002


If not already added, someone with good information about this car should take a minute to add it to the Surviving Equipment list. Please? This part of the web site is a valuable resource for people wanting to research car histories or wanting to find out what is being preserved in museums that they can go see and photograph. Thanks.

-- Stephen S. Syfrett (, September 07, 2002.

This car was named Naples on the ACL, and replaced the wrecked diner Cordele. The number 5961 actually wasn't applied until the Seaboard Coast Line (ACL plus SAL) merger in 1967. We can supply a copy of the diagram book page and perhaps other information - please forward your mailing address to me off list. We're glad to hear the car will be restored - please keep us posted on progress.

-- Larry Goolsby (, September 04, 2002.

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