ex-CSX MW heavyweights seen in Blue Ridge GA

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While on the Blue Ridge Scenic RR excursion last Thursday, our train passed two ex-CSX maintenance-of-way heavyweights on a siding a few miles north of Blue Ridge. One of the train's crew said they were owned by the Georgia Northeastern RR. I went back on my own to get a closer look; both are in pretty rough shape. One was easily identified as as a former Seaboard modernized combine. The other (I'm 99% sure) was a former ACL A-15 coach from the 1094-1101 series, (Pullman-built in 1926 and modernized for the VACATIONER in 1939). The coach has a full turtle-back round-end roof and bears the markings CSXT 991261. The SAL combine is lettered CSXT 992047. I'm unable to make out their original car numbers. If anyone is able to cross-reference the cars by their MofW numbers, I'd be interested to know their original numbers, etc. (yes, I took photos).Thanks.

-- Bob Venditti (bobvend@bellsouth.net), May 27, 2004

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