FEC cars for City of Miami

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The Florida East Coast (along with the ACL and CofG) contributed lightweight cars to the Illinois Central's City of Miami pool, all of which were painted and constructed to IC practice. I have determined that FEC coaches Canal Point and Lantana were assigned to the CofM, and painted in IC brown and orange, but suspect there were other FEC cars. Can anyone supply a complete list? Also, is it true that the FEC coach names were placed in the lower center of the car, even though the "F.E.C. RY." initials were at the lower left? Anyone have photos? Thanks.

-- Larry Goolsby (LGoolsby@aphsa.org), June 21, 1999


In Streamliner Cars, Vol.1,David Randall mentions Canal Point and Sebastian as the P-S coaches built with flat sides and markings for City of Miami service.

-- paul coe (paul_coe@yahoo.com), October 15, 2000.

Question to "the Source". After the Canal Point and Salerno were sold to SAL, their City of Miami paint remained, but Seaboard appeared on the Letterboard in lieu of City of Miami. Did SAL lease these cars to IC, or did run in SAL trains as is. For some funny reason, I think SAL did not spend as much money in repainting cars as did ACL and I wonder if the folks in Richmond felt that it would be cheaper to reletter the car than to repaint it.

-- Michael W. Savchak (Savchak@MNR.org), December 15, 1999.

If you want answers ALWAYS come to the SOURCE.BTW,Mr.Coast Line Goolsby why are you tinkering with the FEC? ACL fielded cars 247 and 248 to the "City" pool.Both built as shells they were finished at Emerson shops,Rocky Mt.(but you already knew that). CofGA used cars 540-541,later re# in 1957 to 670,71 and 2nd 72.These were built by ACF FEC added two cars,Sebastian and Canal Point.These cars were built at the same time and lot as Hypoloxo,Lantana and Salerno,but the later had fluted siding. "City of Miami" was in the letterboard,the car name was in the lower center and FEC RY. near the vestibule door. Photos are in "Speedway to Sunshine" and P-S Vol#7 Southeast railroads.

PS There is an extra charge for this.

-- Joseph Oates (jlosal@gte.net), June 22, 1999.

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