locked Via Sleeping Car NYC to San Francisco via Atlanta-Montgomery-New Orleans!


George Eichelberger
 

From the SRHA archives:

The attached letter from the L&N to Southern dated Nov 2, 1914 discusses the handling of a tourist sleeping car to San Francisco. Research in “Guides” and PTTs could confirm the route. Assuming it went through Washington to NYC, could this the longest Pullman line in the US?

Ike


Jason Greene
 

Now that is interesting that they can put the car on whatever train they want. Seems like it would need to keep a schedule. Would you get a ticket to arrive on a specific date and not time?
Also, what route from N.O. I wonder? SP to LA then north or dropped somewhere earlier and moved north before LA. 

Jason Greene 

On Nov 21, 2020, at 7:31 PM, George Eichelberger <geichelberger@...> wrote:

From the SRHA archives:

The attached letter from the L&N to Southern dated Nov 2, 1914 discusses the handling of a tourist sleeping car to San Francisco. Research in “Guides” and PTTs could confirm the route. Assuming it went through Washington to NYC, could this the longest Pullman line in the US?

Ike

<1914-11-2 L&N Tr 2 San Francisco tourist car.jpeg>


Robert Hanson
 

Ike, et al - 

The Pullman Company's  Schedule of Lines dated July 15, 1915, shows a Washington-San Francisco tourist sleeper, line No. 2640 1/2(!) but it was not handled in No. 38, but rather was handled in SOU 29, WPR 39. L&N 3, and SP 101.

Mileage - 3,616.

Bob Hanson
Loganville, GA


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Subject: [SouthernRailway] Via Sleeping Car NYC to San Francisco via Atlanta-Montgomery-New Orleans!

From the SRHA archives:

The attached letter from the L&N to Southern dated Nov 2, 1914 discusses the handling of a tourist sleeping car to San Francisco. Research in “Guides” and PTTs could confirm the route. Assuming it went through Washington to NYC, could this the longest Pullman line in the US?

Ike


George Eichelberger
 

My apologies for using the space and bandwidth but this attached letter from the WofA/A&WP provides probably the best explanation of why the they did not want the SF-Washington tourist sleeper included in the consist of train number 38 (Later known as “The Crescent Limited”). Connection times in New Orleans were not (!) the reason…”inferior class of travel” was!

Ike


John Stewart
 

Hi folks

Now I'm curious...

What is a "tourist sleeper"?

John Stewart
Birmingham, AL


Robert Hanson
 

"Objectionable class" of traveler?

Only on the Crescent.

Bob Hanson


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Sent: Mon, Nov 23, 2020 10:18 am
Subject: Re: [SouthernRailway] Via Sleeping Car NYC to San Francisco via Atlanta-Montgomery-New Orleans!

My apologies for using the space and bandwidth but this attached letter from the WofA/A&WP provides probably the best explanation of why the they did not want the SF-Washington tourist sleeper included in the consist of train number 38 (Later known as “The Crescent Limited”). Connection times in New Orleans were not (!) the reason…”inferior class of travel” was!

Ike