4 edition of The Seaboard Air Line Railway found in the catalog.
The Seaboard Air Line Railway
Robert K. Durham
|Statement||by Robert K. Durham.|
|LC Classifications||TJ603.3.S42 D87 1996|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||52 p. :|
|Number of Pages||52|
|LC Control Number||96096170|
The Seaboard Air Line was quick to embrace the streamliner and was the first southern road to do so when it launched the Silver Meteor in , a move which completely surprised competitor Atlantic Coast Line and sent it scrambling to launch its own streamliner ("The Champion")."). The SAL's reasoning for the train had as much to do with practicality as it was "wowing" the public. Unfortunately, the Seaboard Air Line Railway was wedged in between the wealthy Atlantic Coast Line Railroad nearer the coast and the Southern Railway nearer the piedmont's fall line. With this fierce competition, the Seaboard Air Line Railway had not been able to accumulate the necessary financial resources to weather the lean years of the s.
The Sunland was another of the Seaboard Air Line's secondary trains connecting the Northeast with Florida (in conjunction with the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac and Pennsylvania railroads) offering a year-round schedule. As time passed the train went through a number of name changes but permanently carried the Sunland designation after the late s. In , the Seaboard Air Line Railroad merged with its arch-rival, the Atlantic Coast Line railroad to form Seaboard Coast Line Industries (SCL). SCL merged with the Chessie System in , to form CSX Transportation, which is currently one of seven major Class 1 .
Map of the Seaboard Air Line and its principal connections north, south, east & west, Summary Map of part of the eastern United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, and the railroad network emphasizing the main line. Seaboard Air Line HomePage J This is a very personal look the the Seaboard Railroad, like the Atlantic Coast Line and Florida East Coast railroads, the Seaboard was a part of my ers:
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Out of 5 stars Seaboard Air Line: The Route of Courteous Service Reviewed in the United States on Febru This is an excellent railroad book in that it covers much more than the usual book/5(3). "Seaboard Air Line Railway Steam Boats, Locomotives, and History" is but one of these books, and it offers much of interest to any railroad enthusiast or historian.
The book is a comprehensive history of the steam motive power of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad; if it ran on the rails of the Seaboard or one of its many predecessor companies, it is in this by: 2. The Seaboard Air Line Railway Unknown Binding – January 1, by Robert K Durham (Author)Author: Robert K Durham.
A good book on the Seaboard Air Line with lots of great photos. Unfortunately it says nothing at al about the Seaboard in South Carolina and doesn't venture into the diesel age at all.
But, as far as it goes in both scope and time, it is a great book/5. Before the coming of Amtrak inthe Seaboard Air Line Railroad was long recognized as having some of the best long-distance passenger trains in the country.
Billing itself as “the The Seaboard Air Line Railway book of Courteous Service” Seaboard took great pride in running trains that the public would like the first time and would want to ride again and again/5(5). : Seaboard Air Line Railway: The Route of Courteous Service () by Griffin, William E.
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Richard E. Prince's "Seaboard Air Line Railway" tells the story, in words and pictures, of 'The Progressive Railway of the South'. This classic book covers the both the Seaboard and its various predecessors and subsidiary lines/5(3). Initially, the Tidewater found its way into the new Seaboard Coast Line system but was gone from the timetable within a year of the merger.
Two of the original components of the Seaboard Air Line included the Portsmouth & Roanoke Rail Road and the Raleigh & Gaston Railroad. "Seaboard Air Line Railway Steam Boats, Locomotives, and History" is but one of these books, and it offers much of interest to any railroad enthusiast or historian.
The book is a comprehensive history of the steam motive power of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad; if it ran on the rails of the Seaboard or one of its many predecessor companies, it is in this book/5.
"Seaboard Air Line Railway Steam Boats, Locomotives, and History" is but one of these books, and it offers much of interest to any railroad enthusiast or historian. The book is a comprehensive history of steam motive power of the Seaboard; if it ran on the rails of the Seaboard or one of its many predecessor companies, it is in this : Try the new Google Books.
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Seaboard Air Line Railway Steamboats, Locomotives, And History: Richard E. Prince: Seaboard Motive Power: Warren L. Calloway Paul K. Withers: Seaboard Air Line Railway Album: Albert M.
Langley, Jr. Forrest Beckum, Jr. Ronnie Tidwell: Through The Heart Of The South. The Seaboard–All Florida Railway was a subsidiary of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad that oversaw two major extensions of the system in the early s to southern Florida on each coast during the land line extended the Seaboard's tracks on the east coast from West Palm Beach down to Miami (and later, Homestead), while the other extension on the west coast extended the tracks from Track gauge: 4 ft 8 ¹⁄₂ in (1, mm) standard gauge.
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to subscriber content on. Photo of the Day Archive: a vast collection of historic railroad pictures; Bird's-Eye View: annotated aerial photos on classic. So the Seaboard Air Line railroad reached down from North Florida, building stations along the way.
On Jan. 8,a train called the Orange Blossom Special made its first journey into Hollywood and Miami on the Seaboard Air Line Railway, built west of Flagler’s FEC tracks. Shows the economy of the Southeast, white and African American workers, cities, and daily life, all in the context of railroad business and operations of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad.
Seaboard Coast Line Passenger Service. By W. Reid Adams/photos as noted Seaboard Coast Line on Day 1: It was a quiet Friday evening—the last day of June —at the joint Seaboard Air Line/Atlantic Coast Line passenger station at Savannah, Ga.
At midnight, the temperature outside was a balmy 78 degrees, with a slight breeze from the south. The station officially opened to passengers in January as a Seaboard Air Line Railway depot. The building was designed by the Palm Beach architectural firm of Harvey & Clarke.
Among other Seaboard trains, the station was served by the Orange Blossom Special untiland the Silver Meteor beginning in Amtrak maintained Silver Meteor service to the station when it took over Line(s): South Florida Rail Corridor.The Seaboard Air Line Railway traced its corporate ancestry to the Seaboard Inland Air Line, which was created through an informal agreement in the decade after the Civil War between the Seaboard & Roanoke Railroad (S&R), operating from Portsmouth, Va., to Weldon, and the Raleigh & Gaston Railroad (R&G), extending from Weldon to Raleigh.Seaboard Coast Line Railroad: "Pulling For You!
The Seaboard Coast Line was a short-lived conglomerate formed through rivals Atlantic Coast Line and Seaboard Air Line in the summer of The union proved far more successful than the Penn Central Transportation Company created just a .