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Date: 06/23/22 06:31
Georgia RR F3A 1001
Author: MartyBernard

GA 1001, an F3A in the new paint scheme with eastbound Passenger Train 2, The Palmetto for Augusta, GA. Roger Puta took this at the Decatur GA station on April 13, 1963.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/23/22 07:52 by MartyBernard.




Date: 06/23/22 06:53
Re: Georgia RR F3A 1001
Author: 3rdswitch

Great scene.
JB



Date: 06/23/22 08:19
Re: Georgia RR F3A 1001
Author: E25

That's a "wowser!"

Greg Stadter
Phoenix, AZ



Date: 06/23/22 08:28
Re: Georgia RR F3A 1001
Author: santafe199

What a cool little slice of passenger history! :^)

Lance/199



Date: 06/23/22 10:13
Re: Georgia RR F3A 1001
Author: ctillnc

Not the Palmetto, which was an ACL train. However this Georgia RR train certainly connected with ACL at Augusta and there may have been through-cars that went from Augusta to Florence and then onto the mainline Palmetto. This was ACL's way of competing for traffic between Atlanta and the northeast, although it's fair to say that Southern and SAL were far more successful in that regard. 



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Date: 06/23/22 10:52
Re: Georgia RR F3A 1001
Author: dwatry

Great photo - thanks for posting.  I always like trains with a lot of head end cars.  Wondering if that first car is either a horse-scenery-express car or one of the ACL's converted hospital cars?



Date: 06/24/22 09:09
Re: Georgia RR F3A 1001
Author: Notch7

That's a wonderful picture from the past.  It reminds me of the local and secondary passenger trains I enjoyed riding  as a kid.  My trains were mostly SAL.



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