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The Georgia 300 - Obama Inauguration Train Car

  1. Jan 17, 2009 #1

    LowlyPion

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    Background on The Georgia 300

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090116/ap_on_go_pr_wh/inauguration_rail_car [Broken]

    Originally named the General Polk for a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonidas_Polk" [Broken].

    http://community.webshots.com/photo/fullsize/2357037130001227466LPcdUK

    http://community.webshots.com/photo/fullsize/2450869800001227466jYatUZ

    http://community.webshots.com/photo/fullsize/2122930210001227466sKOcpC
     
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  3. Jan 17, 2009 #2

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    Leonidas Polk was scouting Union positions from a high vantage with some other officers, when Union artillery started pot-shotting all that Rebel brass. He refused to give ground, and was cut down by a cannon-ball. I coordinated the auction at which his sword was sold, and spent a great deal of time learning about him - collectors of Confederate memorabilia are the most knowledgeable collectors ever, and it's easier to solicit bids if you're educated. Not a bad provenance for the Georgia 300.
     
  4. Jan 17, 2009 #3

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    I think I've seen that private car in person, possibly at Union Station in St. Louis. Several private cars are maintained there.
     
  5. Jan 17, 2009 #4

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  6. Jan 18, 2009 #5

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