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Duluth in Gwinnett County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Passenger Coach No. 3780

 
 
Passenger Coach No. 3780 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 6, 2018
1. Passenger Coach No. 3780 Marker
Inscription.

This all-steel passenger coach was built for the Southern Railway System by the Bethlehem Steel Corporation in 1924. It has a seating capacity of 72. Withdrawn from service in 1959 for presentation by the Southern Railway System to this rail transportation museum, it represents the transition from wooden coaches of earlier days to the luxurious streamlined passenger coaches of today.

Atlanta Chapter, National Railway Historical Society - 1960
 
Erected 1960 by Atlanta Chapter, National Railway Historical Society.
 
Location. 33° 59.307′ N, 84° 9.325′ W. Marker is in Duluth, Georgia, in Gwinnett County. Marker can be reached from Unnamed road west of Peachtree Road. Touch for map. This marker was probably originally mounted outside next to the the Passenger Coach No. 3780. It is now found in the Main Exhibit Hall at the Southern Railway Museum. It is behind an antique Checker Cab and an exhibit on 'Atlanta Scenes'. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3595 Buford Highway, Duluth GA 30096, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Steam Locomotion at High Tide! (here, next to this marker); Spreader #JX635
Passenger Coach No. 3780 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 6, 2018
2. Passenger Coach No. 3780 Marker
The marker is here behind an antique taxi, together with the "Steam Locomotion at High Tide!" marker.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The History of the Miniature Train Company (about 300 feet away); Home of Alice Harrell Strickland - Georgia's First Woman Mayor (approx. 1½ miles away); Peachtree Road (approx. 1.7 miles away); State R.R. Survey (approx. 2.7 miles away); "Holy Row" (approx. 4.4 miles away); National Register of Historic Places – City of Norcross (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duluth.
 
Also see . . .  Passenger Coach No. 3780/New Georgia 1104. At some point the passenger coach's designation changed to "New Georgia 1104". It is on display at the Southern Railway Museum as the "New Georgia 1104" and not as the "3780". It is just north of the Main Exhibit Hall. (Submitted on February 8, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.) 
 
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Passenger Coach No. 3780 Marker detail image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 6, 2018
3. Passenger Coach No. 3780 Marker detail
The top of the marker is inscribed with 'm 836'.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 8, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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