Historic train car to be moved in Dalton
DALTON, GA. (AP) - Dalton city officials say contractors will soon be moving the 70-ton "Crescent City" railroad car to an old freight depot across town.
The Daily Citizen of Dalton reports that cranes will be set up for the move, which is scheduled to take place Saturday morning.
In May, the Dalton City Council accepted the donated passenger car, given by Jonathan L. Caylor and Mark E. Hannah.
The car was part of the Southern Crescent passenger service that ran from New York City to New Orleans. The 1949 Pullman club car includes two bedrooms and one master bedroom/lounge area.
City officials say the car will be a key addition at its new site, in Dalton's train depot complex. The depot area already includes a visitor center and a viewing deck for train watchers.
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