Historic Marco Polo Pullman Car Arrives at Southeastern Railway Museum

DULUTH, Ga. — Norfolk Southern delivered the historic Marco Polo Pullman car to the Southeastern Railway Museum this morning.

The Pullman Company built the Marco Polo in 1927 as part of a small fleet of cars named for world explorers, reserving them for VIPs who chartered their own railcar. President Franklin D. Roosevelt traveled in the car when he was governor of New York and later as president, using it on trips to and from Warm Springs, Georgia.

John Friedmann, Norfolk Southern VP Network Planning & Optimization, handed the keys of the historic car to the Southeastern Railway Museum.

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