Seaboard Air Line Railroad Time Tables: Route of the Steamliners

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Title

Seaboard Air Line Railroad Time Tables: Route of the Steamliners

Alternative Title

Seaboard Air Line Railroad Time Tables

Subject

Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company
Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company--Maps
Passenger trains

Description

Brochure listing the Seaboard Airline Railroad time tables for 1948. The brochure illustrates the benefits of traveling to Florida by rail. The railroad dates back to 1832 when the Portsmouth & Roanoke Rail road was chartered in Virginia. The company was reorganized as the Seaboard & Gaston Railroad and the Raleigh & August Air-Line Railroad to form the Seaboard Air Line System, which expanded through the south. The Orlando rail station was razed in 1955. By the 1960s, the railroad was a major competitor of the Atlantic Coast Line and eventually merged with ACL in 1967. Amtrak took over operations in 1971.

Creator

Seaboard Air Line Railroad

Source

Original 34-page brochure by the Seaboard Air Line Railroad, 1948: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Date Created

1948

Date Copyrighted

1948

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 34-page brochure by the Seaboard Air Line Railroad, 1948.

Is Part Of

Thomas Cook Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

185 MB

Medium

34-page brochure

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

New York City, New York
Washington, D.C.
West Palm Beach, Florida
Silver Springs, Florida
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Homosassa, Florida
Cypress Gardens, Winter Haven, Florida
Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, Florida
Highlands Hammock State Park, Sebring, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
Birmingham, Alabama

Spatial Coverage

40.706148, -73.977928
38.907866, -77.037216
26.71924, -80.054054
29.216643,-82.057589
28.801017, -82.582376
27.989311, -81.688649
27.935373, -81.57751
27.473621, -81.530419
33.750035, -84.388154
33.521934, -86.803193

Temporal Coverage

1948-04-25/1948-12-31

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Seaboard Air Line Railroad.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Seaboard Air Line Railroad and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cook, Thomas

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Thomas Cook

External Reference

Antequino, Stephanie Gaub, and Tana Mosier Porter. Lost Orlando. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Pub, 2012.
"The Seaboard Air Line Railroad, Through The Heart Of The South." American-Rails.com. http://www.american-rails.com/seaboard-air-line.html.

Transcript

SEABOARD AIR LINE RAILROAD
TIME TABLES

Route of the STREAMLINERS

SEABOARD AIRLINE RAILROAD
THROUGH THE HEART OF THE SOUTH

EFFECTIVE APRIL 25, 1948


The SILVER METEOR

Between NEW YORK-WASHINGTON and FLORIDA AND THE SOUTH

Streamlined luxury service between New York and the resorts of central Florida and those on its Atlantic and Gulf Coasts is afforded the year-'round by the popular Silver Meteor. . . Coaches in which reclining seats are reserved at no extra cost . . . Sleeping, dining, tavern, lounge and observation cars . . . Passenger Service Agent, Registered Nurse and carefully trained car attendants . . . For schedule see page 15.

Florida! AND THE SOUTH ALL-YEAR VACATIONLAND

Known throughout the world as the "American Riviera", Florida is not only the most famous of winter resorts but, also, is an ideal vacation-land in any season . . . Its emerald waters and silvery beaches, framed in the rioting colors of tropical flowers and the cool green of whispering palms, make it particularly attractive in the summertime . . . The glamour and luxury for which Florida is noted are easily within the reach of the average purse . . . Much less than the usual vacation budget will provide a never-to-be-forgotten summer season sojourn in America's foremost playground . . . Reduced round trip coach and sleeping car fares.
Seaboard is the only railroad affording you the opportunity to visit both the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of Florida, over its own rails, on one round trip ticket to West Palm Beach or beyond, without additional cost . . . This includes such outstanding tourist attractions as Silver Springs, Homosassa Springs, Cypress Gardens, the famous Bok Singing Tower, and Highlands Hammock State Park.

The SILVER COMET

Between NEW YORK-WASHINGTON and ATLANTA-BIRMINGHAM
The industrial South's streamliner affords luxury travel service for business and vacation travelers comparable to that of the world's finest trains. . . . Convenient arrival and departure hours. . . . Reclining seat coaches: sleeping, dining, lounge and tavern car accommodations. . . . Passenger Service Agent, Registered Nurse and carefully trained car attendants . . . For schedule, see Page 31.

ALL COACH SEATS RESERVED--NO EXTRA CHARGE

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34-page brochure

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