OUR RESTORATIONS

Power Car • SWGX 891372

 
New paint on Power Car
New paint on Power Car

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New paint on Power Car.
New paint on Power Car.

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Power Car Old Paint
Power Car Old Paint

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New paint on Power Car
New paint on Power Car

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Our power car, originally acquired in 2002, was painted in gray and blue colors. After many years of running excursions to Plains, the car looked pretty worn out. It was decided to paint the car into its originally delivered paint scheme. Volunteers and employees spent many hours of January and February of 2022 prepping the car for paint. The power car had several areas of body work that had to be patched, old paint to be sanded, and old decals to come off. The car was sanded and sprayed with primer. The car was then painted in Olive Drab on the sides and end sheets. The roof was painted silver and the undercarriage was painted black. New decals were cut from a local vinyl print shop. Volunteers applied the new decals on the car to make the car look like it did in 1953. 

Leslie • SWGX 1490

 
Leslie
Leslie

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Leslie
Leslie

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The Leslie, our concession car, went through a major interior overhaul in January and February of 2022. Volunteers and employees removed everything from the interior to make way for the new renovations. New flooring was installed at the beginning of January. With new excursions in the recent years, the SAM needed an upgraded kitchen car. A wall was installed on the A end of the car to enclose the new kitchen. Ovens, freezers, refrigerators, countertops, and new electrical work was installed by volunteers and employees. 

Passenger Car's New Paint

 
SAM Shortline in Archery with the new paint.
SAM Shortline in Archery with the new paint.

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Plains
Plains

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Georgia Veterans
Georgia Veterans

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SAM Shortline in Archery with the new paint.
SAM Shortline in Archery with the new paint.

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In the fall of 2021, the passenger cars owned by the SAM Shortline were looking a bit worn after 20 years of operation. The cars had their window band repainted by volunteers and employees along with receiving new vinyl lettering. Each car received lettering in the type face of each of their original railroads. The original car names were also placed in each letter board near the vestibule.