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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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« Reply #80 on: Dec 23rd, 2011, 8:01pm »
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Florida memories.....
 
http://aarf.com/fe079601.htm


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« Reply #81 on: Dec 23rd, 2011, 10:15pm »
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"HAVANA SPECIAL" met by steamer "GOVERNOR COBB" at Key West, circa 1925......
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/floridamemory/5511618303/


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« Reply #82 on: Dec 23rd, 2011, 10:19pm »
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Rare 1920's photo of busy waterfront rail passenger yard/steamer dock at Miami.
 
Also, note some sort of shrouding covering the underbody of one of the observation cars; a few of the other cars, also......
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/floridamemory/5514545943/in/photostream


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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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« Reply #83 on: Dec 23rd, 2011, 10:46pm »
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"KEY WEST AND THE OVERSEAS RAILROAD; PART 1, THE RAILROAD THAT DIED AT SEA".......
 
http://www.smarttinc.com/blog/key-west-and-overseas-railroad-part-i-railroad-died-sea


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« Reply #84 on: Dec 24th, 2011, 11:18am »
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.....Interesting....in this photo from the link in post 82 there seem to be two Reading look alike baggage cars and a UFO....hmmmmmmm

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« Reply #85 on: Dec 24th, 2011, 11:30am »
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....as for post 83....This has to be one of my all time favorite marvels of railroad engineering not only from a visionary aspect but also from the point of having the ability and resources to bring the idea to fruition. What an amazing accomplishment. Sad though that it probably couldn't happen here again....Tom

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SILVER METEOR 158-58
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« Reply #86 on: Dec 24th, 2011, 1:18pm »
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on Dec 24th, 2011, 11:18am, TAB wrote:       (Click here for original message)
.....Interesting....in this photo from the link in post 82 there seem to be two Reading look alike baggage cars and a UFO....hmmmmmmm

 
 
Hey. Tom.....
 
You noticed those "Reading look-alike" baggage cars, too, I see!
 
"UFO", of course, was a blimp typical of that era!
 
This classic scene sure would make for a great HO diorama.......
 
"SM"


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« Reply #87 on: Dec 24th, 2011, 1:23pm »
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on Dec 24th, 2011, 11:30am, TAB wrote:       (Click here for original message)
....as for post 83....This has to be one of my all time favorite marvels of railroad engineering not only from a visionary aspect but also from the point of having the ability and resources to bring the idea to fruition. What an amazing accomplishment. Sad though that it probably couldn't happen here again....Tom

 
 
Hey, Tom......
 
Agreed......this was indeed an ingenious engineering marvel in its day, and, sadly, one that is often overlooked today by many rail enthusiasts.
 
This was, without a doubt, a stunning example of the long-gone "can do" spirit that made America great, once upon a fabled yesterday.....
 
"SM"


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« Reply #88 on: Dec 24th, 2011, 1:30pm »
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More "Southland" Iron Horse nostalgia......
 
http://www.beaufort-county.com/sellersrr/


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« Reply #89 on: Dec 26th, 2011, 10:21pm »
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Flagler Railroad Cenntenial Celebration; gallery of rare photos.....
 
http://www.flaglerkeys100.com/photos


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« Reply #90 on: Dec 26th, 2011, 10:36pm »
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See also.......
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overseas_Railroad


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« Reply #91 on: Dec 26th, 2011, 10:39pm »
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Another good page, w/ some rare vintage photos (locos, depots, car ferries, etc.).
 
Note the photos of FEC's rail car ferries (in later years, they served as auto ferries until 1969); the vessels were quite similiar in appearance to those of the ANN ARBOR and PERE MARQUETTE fleets on the Great Lakes.....
 
http://keyshistory.org/caserailroad.html


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« Reply #92 on: Dec 27th, 2011, 11:22am »
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on Dec 19th, 2011, 5:11pm, SILVER METEOR 158-58 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Thankfully preserved today is ex-SAL Parlor-Tavern #6300......
 
http://gcrm.org/sal6300.aspx

Gentlemen -  
 
Mea Culpa. I haven't been scanning "New Posts" with much regularity over past two weeks. I see this topic came alive on  
TH 15 DEC, and a life of its own...
 
Now for this particular Photo? What an opportunity for "hair splitting"! In the Official Register, dated JAN 1954, SAL 6300  
reported as a COACH - TAVERN! The latter day reference here to PARLOR inaccurate, and muddies the waters. Besides,  
and IRC, SILVER METEOR first appeared as an All Coach schedule.
 
PARLOR Cars were a comparative rarity within the South! One can look it up!
 
........................Vern..................


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« Reply #93 on: Dec 27th, 2011, 12:40pm »
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Vern......
 
PARLOR cars.....indeed, one usually thinks of the PRR and the NYC, when it comes to discussing such vehicles!
 
When discussing the "Southern" trains, one might more easily think of "lounge" cars, such as the memorable SUN LOUNGE equipment on the SEABOARD, or ACL's tavern-lounge-observations.....
 
"SM"


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« Reply #94 on: Dec 27th, 2011, 12:48pm »
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See also......
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sjb4photos/3439200771/
 
http://www.jacksonvilleterminal.com/sleeper_lounge_cars.htm


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« Reply #95 on: Dec 27th, 2011, 1:12pm »
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Built by BUDD in 1947, FEC's tavern-lounge-obs "LAKE OKEECHOBEE" was sold to the LIRR in the 1960's, for commuter parlor car service....
 
http://www.dominionrailvoyages.com/jhd/lirr/apaquogue.html


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« Reply #96 on: Dec 27th, 2011, 1:19pm »
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Sam Houston Zephyr and Sunbeam (Fort Worth-Dallas-Houston) trains here in Tejas carried parlors. Bith were day or evening (not overnoght0 trains between the city pairs, less than 300 miles portal to portal eacj day, and each trainset made a round-trip daily.

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« Reply #97 on: Dec 27th, 2011, 2:15pm »
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Clyde -  
 
Thanks for recall of the services! Yep! Ideal market for PARLOR CAR types. In the East, NEW HAVEN also a heavy operator.
 
In the Western States, and likely thru much of Midwest and South, many lines simply sold "Day Use" of a PULLMAN SECTION,  
or DRAWING ROOM, subject to "if available" restraint. (Recall, the 12S/ 1 DR Cars were widespread.)...
 
..............................Vern.......................
 


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on Dec 27th, 2011, 12:48pm, SILVER METEOR 158-58 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
See also......
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sjb4photos/3439200771/
 
http://www.jacksonvilleterminal.com/sleeper_lounge_cars.htm

SM -  
 
Ah! This is a bit misleading? SILVER METEOR, IIRC, first operated as Coach service. A decade later, the premier  
Orange Blossom Special discontinued. The stunning SUN LOUNGE cars (and IIRC) came in the 1955- 56 Season.  
With heritage of SILVER METEOR, seems to me the cars welcomed any guest (rider) on the trip. They never ran me  
out of there! After all, the on board bar needed sales, and...
 
Also, the writer (first photo) would get a big red check in audit of writing. Something is either "unique" or it is not.  
There are no acceptable modifiers in use of the word. (That's how one identifies the rookies in TV NEWS!)
 
........................Vern....................


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on Dec 27th, 2011, 2:28pm, HwyHaulier wrote:       (Click here for original message)

SM -  
 
Ah! This is a bit misleading? SILVER METEOR, IIRC, first operated as Coach service. A decade later, the premier  
Orange Blossom Special discontinued. The stunning SUN LOUNGE cars (and IIRC) came in the 1955- 56 Season.  
With heritage of SILVER METEOR, seems to me the cars welcomed any guest (rider) on the trip. They never ran me  
out of there! After all, the on board bar needed sales, and...
 
Also, the writer (first photo) would get a big red check in audit of writing. Something is either "unique" or it is not.  
There are no acceptable modifiers in use of the word. (That's how one identifies the rookies in TV NEWS!)
 
........................Vern....................

 
 
Vern.......
 
My late brother Frank and my sister-in-law rode the SILVER METEOR to Miami on their honeymoon in November of 1963; in late years, he recognized the SUN LOUNGE car interior in one of my books, and remembered the classy atmosphere......according to Frank, the meals were QUITE tasty, also!
 
Don't forget, back in '63, one was expectedto "dress" for long-distance train travel, which certainly added to the atmosphere of subdued elegance aboard!
 
"SM"


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