If I can assist TVRM with any 3D CAD or possibly wire EDM work,
please let Tim Andrews know.
On 5/8/2019 12:29 PM, George
TVRM is in the process of purchasing Southern Budd dining car 3307
from Amtrak. The car is in basically the same condition as it was
in Southern Railway service and will be shipped to TVRM in
Chattanooga shortly. (An article will follow in TIES in the next
couple of issues.) Purchasing 3307 by TVRM will preserve an
interesting and important piece of Southern rolling stock that
also makes business sense as the car will provide revenue from
kitchen and dining car seating with other dining cars or in an
all-Southern lightweight train consist.
The cost to purchase and move the car, plus two more non-Southern
cars being donated to TVRM, is $35,000. If anyone is interested in
helping, please consider donating to the purchase and moving cost.
There is a "donation" section on the TVRM web site, https://www.tvrail.com/support-tvrm/donate.
Contact me off list if I can help with any more information.
In addition to the Amtrak cars, two Southern low side gons have
been purchased and will be trucked to Chattanooga. Both will be
restored to full Southern paint and lettering and used in MoW
service and photographers specials. After TVRM looking, for many
years, to acquire a Southern business car, two (!) have become
available at reasonable cost. With TVRM member and other donors'
assistance, the museum will attempt to purchase both. As we all
realize, as time passes obtaining Southern railway rolling stock
that can be restored to museum quality become more difficult.
For anyone interested in preserving the history of the Southern,
now is the time, and here is the opportunity!
Owner, Cumberland Model Engineering
(865) 333-5712 www.CumberlandModelEngineering.com
Pastor, St. Paul Presbyterian Church
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