locked Train Bulletin for FDR to travel to DC Feb 3 & 4, 1933


George Eichelberger
 

For the first inauguration of FDR in 1933, the Southern moved 7,633 passenger to Washington March 1- 4. More than 3200 were in Pullmans in regular trains, extra sections of regular trains and special trains. A note from ER Oliver to Fairfax Harrison says that was double the numbers in 1929. (It does not mention if the Pullmans were used as hotel space in DC.)

The following Bulletin is for FDR’s train from Warm Springs to Washington.

Ike



El Rod
 

 The attached is from Warm Springs to Jacksonville, Fl., not Washington.  This the order of cars "backwards" Warm Springs - McDonough on the M line, then locomotive placed to the South end for proper orientation to Jacksonville.


John Stewart
 

Hi Ike

 

Thanks very much, this is interesting

 

John

 

John R Stewart

www.bhamrails.info

205-901-3790

 

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Subject: [SouthernRailway] Train Bulletin for FDR to travel to DC Feb 3 & 4, 1933

 

For the first inauguration of FDR in 1933, the Southern moved 7,633 passenger to Washington March 1- 4. More than 3200 were in Pullmans in regular trains, extra sections of regular trains and special trains. A note from ER Oliver to Fairfax Harrison says that was double the numbers in 1929. (It does not mention if the Pullmans were used as hotel space in DC.)

 

The following Bulletin is for FDR’s train from Warm Springs to Washington.

 

Ike