KCS, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1960
Northbound Kansas City Southern Railway local passenger train no. 10 leaves Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after crossing Mississippi River in May 1960. Photograph by J. Parker Lamb, © 2016, Center for Railroad Photography and Art. Lamb-02-071-04
Eastbound SSW F7 in the hole greet an arriving Sunset Limited.
GA train 2
FP7 with Atlanta–Augusta train 2 arriving Augusta Union Station Aug. 10, 1960.
E7-E9-E7 with winter only New York–Miami Florida Special at Melbourne, April 1960.
The City Of Miami
One of America’s great streamliners, named “The City Of Miami”, is seen in West Palm Beach, Florida, on a Monday, June 28, 1960. The train operated from Chicago to Jacksonville, and then along the eastern coast of Florida to it’s destination in Miami, nearly 1,500 miles. From Chicago, the train utilized the rails of the Illinois Central as far as Birmingham, AL., connecting there with a consortium of railroads including the Central of Georgia and Atlantic Coast Line before connecting with the Florida East Coast RR for the last leg from Jacksonville, FL., to Miami. It was a first-class train that included dome cars starting in 1959. It ran right up until the advent of Amtrak in 1971, and was dropped by the new passenger operator.
The “New England States” arrives in Framingham, Mass. enroute to Chicago in this November 1960 view.
Chesapeake & Ohio 11 bedroom sleeper “Natural Bridge” and a business car bring up the rear of the “New England States” at Natick, MA in November, 1960.
Neb. Zephry Ottumwa 9:60-2 by Mike
Eastbound Nebraska Zephyr departing Ottumwa, 9/60
Neb. Zephyr Ottumwa 9:60-1 by Mike
Eastbound Nebraska Zephyr at Ottumwa, 9/60
Illinois Central – 28th Street by d.w.davidson
Back before McCormick Place changed the landscape along South Outer Drive, an Illinois Central suburban train hurries by 28th Street with the 27th Street roundhouse behind, on November 19, 1960. Photo by James J. Buckley, original slide from my collection.