Seaboard Coast Line Business Car "Jacksonville"
Built in 1927 as the "Pioneer" by the Pullman Company for Pullman Pool Service as a rental car for special events and charters. This a very unique car in that it was built to the traditional business car floor plan except that it has five bedrooms instead of four. Briefly named "Friendship" in 1929 the car remained owned by Pullman until sold to the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad in 1944 and it was named "Jacksonville". Retired by the SCL and sold into private ownership. Some of the mechanical details include: Good body and roof (some side sheet corrosion near kitchen), E couplers, most of platform railings are stored in car, Hyatt oil bearings, cast trucks with bolted pedestals, comp shoes, UC brakes (missing valves), body mounted cylinders, approx 50 KW diesel generator (not connected), very original wood interior (some water damage in one corner of lounge and one corner of dining room). Jacksonville would make a great private car, it is one of the few five bedroom business cars in existence.