Indiana City Donate SAL Passenger Car

An Indiana city has donated a former Seaboard Air Line passenger car to a Louisville group that plans to restore it to operating condition.

The observation car had been built in 1939 for use on SAL’s Silver Meteor and has been on static display for the past 25 years in Charlestown, Indiana.

The nonprofit Louisville Railway Co. estimates it will cost $10,000 to $12,000 to move the car and up to $600,000 to rebuild it to Amtrak standards.

The city is donating the car because the site where it is displayed is slated to be developed, and a proposal to move it to another site in the city was deemed to be not feasible.

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