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Lounge Car - Georgia 300 .
North Evans, NY
September 19th, 2014
AAPRCO Pine Tree Limited
   Amtrak 040
Digital Photo
Canon EOS 60D
Tamron (Canon) 18-200mm
f3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens
f5.6 @ 1/800th sec
ISO 250
Southern Railway
Georgia 300
SOU - General Polk
First Coast Rail, Inc.


Built by Pullman-Standard in 1930 as a 10-Section Lounge Car for the Southern Railway and named "General Polk". The car operated on the "Crescent" between New York and New Orleans. Purchased by the Georgia Railroad in 1949, the car was rebuilt to the office car configuration it has today and given the number 300. The Georgia 300 made regular trips to the Masters Golf Tournament and occasionally the Kentucky Derby. Declared surplus with th merger of the Georgia Railroad and the Family Lines, the car was acquired by the current owner in 1985. It has been rebuilt and has since hosted presidents including Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. Historical Information about this car provided by AAPRCO.