DULUTH, Ga. — Norfolk Southern delivered the historic Marco Polo Pullman car to the Southeastern Railway Museum last weekend. Here are some additional photos from the day. For more about the donation, click here. For more photos of its arrival, click here.
The record as to the precise cause of the 1869 wreck at Budds Creek is somewhat hazy. In the immediate aftermath of the July 28, 1869, wreck on the Memphis, Clarksville & Louisville Railroad, speculation was rampant, but accounts disagree on details, including the cause, the number of cars on the train and the names of those involved.