Flat Car Restoration Project

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The Central of Georgia Railway Historical Society has begun a new fundraising effort to support our Flat Car Restoration Project.

The Car

In August of 2011, Georgia Power, a subsidiary of the Southern Company, donated a Central of Georgia 40′ steel underframe flat car to the Central of Georgia Railway Historical Society. At that time, the flat car had been at Georgia Power’s Plant Hammond for about 30 years. No longer needed, it sat unused and unprotected for years on an outdoor siding.

Evaluation of the car determined that it is from a group of 100 cars (CG 10701–10800) built in 1925 by Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad Company in Fairfield, Ala. The car still has Andrews trucks and K-type brakes. The car’s road number has not been determined, but as the only intact survivor of a small group of cars, it is unique.

More on the Society’s 1925 flat car is here.

How You Can Help

With your help, we can return this “unsung hero” to a place of honor in railroading history. While the Central of Georgia Railway Historical Society is actively seeking grants, awards, and corporate funding, those sources are limited, and most of the restoration funds will need to come from individuals like you.

There are several levels of participation available for those wanting to help, including donations and special items available for purchase. Every donation and purchase of special items will help—please be as generous as possible!

Donation Levels

Click here to see Donation Levels in the online store.

Buy a Bolt (buys hardware to attach the new decking) – $10.00

Buy a Board (puts one new wood plank on the deck) – $30.00

Buy a Bucket of Paint (buys a gallon of industrial paint) – $50.00

District Superintendent $100.00

Division Superintendent$500.00

Board of Directors $1,000.00

President’s Circle$2,500.00

(Donations of District Superintendent level and above will be recognized on a special commemorative plaque to be displayed on the restored car.)

Special Items for Purchase

Click here to see Special Items for Purchase in the online store.

“I Helped Fix the Flat” T-shirt—Gray shirt with red, black, and blue graphics, shows others your support of our flat car restoration effort. Adult sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2X, and 3X. $25.00

HO Scale Flat Car Kit—Tichy HO scale plastic 40′ flat car kit with Andrews trucks and custom CofGa decals. $25.00

Art Print—Your choice of one of eight different CofGa art prints by artist Jack Tupper. $20.00

Embroidered Cap—Selected from an assortment of embroidered CofGa caps. $40.00

HO Scale Covered Hopper—Kadee HO scale CofGa covered hopper car. $50.00

CofGa Flat Car Decals—Accurate for CofGa flat cars in 10701–10800 series circa late 1940s. Set letters one car. Available in N ($5.00), HO ($7.00), S ($9.00), O ($12.00), and G ($15.00)

(All prices include postage. Some items are available in limited quantities!)


A PDF form to order or donate by mail can be downloaded here flat-car-restoration-project-mail-order-form.

Help Fix the Flat!