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Southern Railway No. 1200

Catalog Data:
Created by:
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981
Used by:
Southern Railway Company, American, 1894 - 1990
Medium:
steel and glass
Dimensions:
H x W: 170 x 120 in., 153900 lb., 936 in. (431.8 x 304.8 cm, 69808.6 kg, 2377.4 cm)
Type:
passenger cars
Date:
1922
Description:
A Southern Railway No. 1200 heavyweight passenger coach with segregated compartments. The sides of the car are green with yellow or gold lettering, with [1200] appearing on both ends of both sides of the car, and [SOUTHERN] printed on both sides of the car above the windows. The roof of the car is black, as are the underframe, air brakes, and pipes.
Topic:
African American
Segregation
Transportation
Travel
United States--History--1919-1933
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Pete Claussen and Gulf and Ohio Railways
Object number:
2009.28
Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Transportation Vehicles
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture