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  • Forum Post: Re: Panama Limited - What was the journey like in the 1930s?

    In some of the reading I've done, they talk about the Pullman Porters responding to a call bell. They would apparently see which passenger had rung their bell by looking at an annunciator panel. Any idea what this annunciator panel would look like? And where would it be located on the train?
  • Forum Post: Re: Classic Train Questions Part Deux (50 Years or Older)

    passengerfan Name the three GN trains to be streamlined or semi-streamlined in the GNs own shops? Do you mean the whole train was done by their own shops or just some of it? I mean some of the cars used to outfit the Western Star were home built, while most were ACF. The Oberlin Glacier and Harrison...
  • Forum Post: Re: Panama Limited - What was the journey like in the 1930s?

    What stops would the Panama Limited make in 1937? The 1970 Official Guide lists the following stops, but would the train have stopped at all these places in the 30s? 5 Train Number 6 Daily Miles Services Daily 5 00P Dp 0.0 Chicago, IL (Central Station...
  • Forum Post: "All aboard!"

    When does the conductor on a passenger train say, "All aboard"? Is it at the beginning of the boarding process? or after the train is fully boarded? Can you think of any other jargon of conductors in general or Pullman conductors specifically? Thanks!
  • Forum Post: Re: Classic Train Questions Part Deux (50 Years or Older)

    passengerfan My question is name the GN lightweight streamlined Glacier series sleeping cars? Delivered in 1947 for the first light weight Empire Builder: #1170 Blackfoot Glacier #1171 Ahern Glacier #1172 Grinnell Glacier #1173 Hanging Glacier #1174 Many Glacier #1175 Oberlin Glacier #1176 Sexton Glacier...
  • Forum Post: Re: Classic Railroad Quiz (at least 50 years old).

    Four additional sleepers were purchased new in 1959. They were used with two CB&Q cars to protect the schedules of the NCL and Denver Zephyr as they swapped cars in Chicago. In addition eight more cars were purchased 2nd hand and carried the same name series. This would be the LOCH series. New: #325...
  • Forum Post: Re: Classic Train Questions Part Deux (50 Years or Older)

    ZephyrOverland Texas Zepher Between 1941 (start of WWII) and February 1964 the NYC consolidated named passenger trains out of New York City from 21 to 9. Seven of the 9 remaining in 1964 trains were in the original 21. Name the two that were not. The Chicagoan and the World's Fair Special . Those...
  • Forum Post: Re: Classic Train Questions Part Deux (50 Years or Older)

    The other SAL heavyweight trains I could find (they were not a very creative bunch) were: Seaboard Florida Limited 1901-1930 which became the New York Florida Limited until 1941 which became the Palmland until 1968 (which doesn't quite make sense because other references show this train as lasting...
  • Forum Post: Chicago to New Orleans - passing trains?

    During the Panama Limited's journey from Chicago to New Orleans, were there trains that it would have crossed paths with along the way? That is, would a passenger looking out the window see another train at any point on the trip?
  • Forum Post: Re: Classic Train Questions Part Deux (50 Years or Older)

    passengerfan In what year did the GN combine the Western Star and Fast Mail trains? May 23, 1960, By this time, due to steadily decreasing patronage, the Empire Builder had already lost its observation car.
  • Forum Post: Re: Classic Train Questions Part Deux (50 Years or Older)

    passengerfan Texas Zepher passengerfan In what year did the GN combine the Western Star and Fast Mail trains? May 23, 1960, By this time, due to steadily decreasing patronage, the Empire Builder had already lost its observation car. Absolutely correct it was always an easy date to remember for me as...
  • Forum Post: Re: Classic Train Questions Part Deux (50 Years or Older)

    ZephyrOverland Was it the California Limited ? Yes (9) The California Limited (train #3 & #4) was the backbone of the Santa Fe transcontinental service in the pre-streamline era. It was the first train to have services that would eventually become the hallmark of 1st class services (Fred Harvey on...
  • Forum Post: PRR Broadway Limited Questions

    Hello - I'm new here (and new to model RRing in general). I have some questions regarding the PRR Broadway Limited train perhaps you all could help me with: 1. In what year did the T1 take over for the K4s in pulling the Limited? 2. In what years was the T1 the primary hauler of the Broadway...
  • Forum Post: News on the Train

    In the 1930s, how would breaking news be received by people on board trains? Would they get it only at stops along the way? Or was it possible to receive telegrams?
  • Forum Post: When did diesel come in?

    I'm researching the Panama Limited in 1937. Would that have been a diesel train?
  • Forum Post: Re: Life on El Capitan

    This brings back great memories from the 60's. Labor Day weekend of 1964, I planned to take the L&N from Louisville to Cincinnati, but the train was several hours late and I took the Greyhound in order to make my connection to the B&O from Cincinnati to St Louis. I then was taking a Steam...
  • Forum Post: Early 20th century Freight and Passenger Coexistence Operations

    Hello! Does anyone know how railroads managed the coexistence of their freight and passenger lines around the years 1900-1950? I've noticed that there is a lot of resistance nowadays by the freight railroads against implementing high-speed passenger operations over their trackage-the most popular...
  • Forum Post: B&O York air conditioning systems

    Does anyone have drawings or photos they could pass on to me of the York A/C system equipment used on B&O heavyweight cars? I have some Branchline Train cars for B&O, but BLT didn't mention York equipment in their drawings of underframe options. Thanx--nor-rail.
  • Forum Post: Clinchfield RR Passenger Service

    I recently acquired a Clinchfield passenger timetable dated April 1, 1954. On the back of the timetable is typed, "This is a souvenir or collection (sic) only, passenger service has been discontinued." My question is, when did the Clinchfield discontinue passenger trains? Was this timetable...
  • Forum Post: Re: RE:(RRAdventures) - Railfanning Colorado

    MUCH, MUCH, MUCH MORE is Coming!!!!!!! The Cumbres & Toltic Scenic Railroad is just the begging of my long weekend. I just finished uploading just the first day which doesn't include the actual ride, just the trip down to Chama, NM. More from the Antonito, CO yard...
  • Forum Post: Re: RE:(RRAdventures) - Railfanning Colorado

    C&TS#516 / Lobato
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