National Museum of African American History and Culture
Southern 1200, Jim Crow Segregated Passenger Car

Complete Restoration Inside and Out.

It was a great honor for Wasatch Railroad Contractors to restore the Southern 1200.  This vintage Pullman Built Heavyweight Passenger cars is now a historic artifact in the new Museum of African American History and Culture (Smithsonian) in Washington, DC.   The car now resides nearly 6 stories under ground just off of Constitution Avenue, only blocks from the White House.  The Southern 1200 is also the largest artifact in the museum and the first artifact placed in the museum.  In fact, the car was installed in the museum before the building even had a roof.  It took two cranes with a lifting power of well over 1,000,000 lbs each to steady the car into position in the museum.    We hope you enjoy the below images of the project and the completed project.  

WRC Southern No. 1200 Video

John Rimmasch, CEO of Wasatch Railroad Contractors, speaks about the restoration and relocation of a train car to put on display at the Museum of African American History and Culture (Smithsonian) in Washington, DC.

WRC Smithsonian Restoration in the Media

Installing an Artifact in a Museum That Hasn’t Even Been Built Yet

This weekend, two objects are being installed in the National Museum of African American History and Culture—more than a year before it’s set to open.FF

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President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities

Save America’s Treasures Restores Another Icon of the African-American Experience.

A 77-ton, vintage Pullman rail car was recently lifted by two massive cranes into the construction pit of the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture. 

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Wyoming Business Council

Wyo company’s handiwork on display at Smithsonian

A Wyoming manufacturer’s handiwork will be on display when a new museum opens next year in the nation’s capital.

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