A brand new Hudson Hornet crosses in front of Norfolk & Western/Southern train #151/41, “The Pelican,” while a N&W J or K2a retreats in the background. FP7 #6144 was delivered to the Cincinnati New Orleans & Texas Pacific in the Fall of 1950. The unit behind it is an F3(B).
Illinois Central #3 “The Louisiane” heads through Sardis on a hot summer morning in 1952. E8(A) #4018 was about two years old, having arrived 6/1950. It was the lowest #d E8 on the IC and was scrapped by Amtrak about 1980. Sardis, an hour from Memphis, TN, is home to Sardis Lake and Sardis Dam, which at the time was the largest earth-filled dam in the world. “The Louisiane” was one of IC’s secondary trains, operating with standard heavy-weight cars, but still offered Pullman and dining service. It ran on the Chicago-New Orleans Main Line and would have hit Sardis at 9:14 AM.
Train NO.3, the southbound Louisiane is stopped at Grenada, picture taken from just north of the 3rd Street crossing. The building on the left is the seed house to the cotton gin, in the distance, you can see the coal chute over the pass, to the right of the boxcar is the scale house, and on the right is the cotton compress. After departing Grenada, the train will head south and meet the northbound City of New Orleans somewhere around Winona.
Texas & Pacific Louisiana Eagle in Dallas on June 22th, 1952 by seneferu
Seaboard Air Line West Coast section of the Silver Meteor, led by EMD E7 #3036, wearing the citrus paint scheme, prepares for an AM departure at station in Saint Petersburg, Florida, March 1952, W.B.Cox – Krambles-Peterson Col, photo Courtesy, Tom Pavluvcik.
Third section of all-Pullman Miami–New York Vacationer at 79th Street, Miami, March 1, 1952.
NYC 5403 backs into Union Station to head the Knickerbocker
St. Louis, MO
PRR EFP-15 leaves Union Station with the Penn Texas
PRR had 42 of these dual purpose FP-7s. Two A-B-A sets (but not these of course) were painted Tuscan red with stripes. The 9845 had just been put into service having been delivered between April and August of 1952.
St. Louis, MO
NYC 4019 & 1 more by Robert Thomson
Scanned Photo Postcard
Scan is presented for historical/archival purposes
No copyright is claimed or intended
From the back of the card:
“…Between Utica and Albany the NYC’s 4-track main line lay close to the canal and the Mohawk River, and this picture, photographed in July of 1952, portrays a typical panorama along that stretch of the route. Identifiable components of the Missourian’s assemblage on this occasion are two RPO cars and three associated mail-storage cars arranged alternately behind the locomotive, all followed by the tavern-lounge, a lightweight car which also includes a small baggage compartment. Two lightweight long-distance coaches then precede a heavyweight dining car, behind which are strung out the various sleepers…
…The two units handling the train are GM-EMD E7 No. 4019 and an unidentified E8 model…
New York Central System”
The post card was published by Vanishing Vistas of Sacramento, CA in 1973. The photo is by Ed Nowak and the text is by Robert A. Le Massena.
NYC E7A 4019 (to PC 4019)
NYC #24 the Knickerbocker heads east
St. Louis, MO