AMTK 3850         
This coach-lounge looks like a Southern Railway car, except for the white number on a blue background. The car was built by Budd in 1949 as Southern 950 and was assigned an Amtrak number when that carrier began operating the CRESCENT on 1 February 1979, just ten days before this photo was taken. The car was on the northbound train at Meridian. It was eventually sold to Via Rail Canada and extensively rebuilt into coach 4110.
Date: 2/10/1979 Location: Meridian, MS   Map Show Meridian on a rail map Views: 2237 Collection Of:   Michael Palmieri
Rolling Stock: AMTK 3850 (Passenger Car) SOU 950 (Passenger Car) Author:  Michael Palmieri
AMTK 3850
Picture Categories: Passenger This picture is part of album:  Passenger Cars
User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
Christopher Palmieri General The overspray from the black roof paint on the lettering board is kind of sloppy. I thought the Southern did a better job than that. 3/11/2010 8:54:47 AM
Michael Palmieri General That overspray looks pretty recent. My guess is that when the roof was repainted, everyone at the Southern knew that their railroad was getting out of the passenger business, and the traditional attention to details was gone. 3/11/2010 9:41:38 AM

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