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  • The Dixie Flyer

    Came across this shot of the "Dixie Flyer" pulling into Nashville in 1954.

    http://rayspics.railfan.net/DixieFlyer.jpg

    L&N's head-end business looks to have been pretty good, judging by the number of cars in this consist.

    -- Paul

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    Another shot of the "Dixie Flyer" pulling into Tullahoma,

    Tenn. Debbie's home town.



    Later

    David


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    • #3
      Thanks for the memories...PICS TOO!

      The Dixie Flyer, a through car-service, ran for 60 years!! It was promoted by Major W.L. Danley, NC&StL's general passenger agent. The earliest passenger trains could only offer "soot and cinders" through the windows and the meals were whatever "vittles" the passenger brought along. The Dixie Flyer's sleepers were the latest model Pullman vestibuled buffet cars and coaches equipped with all modern improvements.

      Tullahoma, Tn., is my birth place! I was born there in 19_3...was raised there and most of my family still lives there. Tullahoma was the home of "Camp Forrest", an Army base that trained many soldiers. The Dixie Flyer brought those soldiers there. The tracks ran behind our home and every time I'd hear the train a'coming, I'd run out to the edge of the yard to wave at the man on the caboose. I really thought I was something special...thought I was the only kid in town that Feller ever waved at! Ahhhh....I've still got the memories!

      Happy Railroading...pass it on!

      Debbie


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