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The "CITY OF MEMPHIS" Stream-Lined Passenger Train

 

 

     The CITY OF MEMPHIS was inaugurated in May of 1947 as a steam-powered streamlined train to replace THE VOLUNTEER as the daylight limited between Nashville and Memphis.  The CITY OF MEMPHIS made the 239 mile run between the two terminals at 5 hours even, or an average speed of 47.8 mph.  The train departed from Memphis each morning at 8:05 AM, and arrived back into that town that same evening at 7:40 PM.  Dining car service was provided on the CITY OF MEMPHIS as well as a Coach-Lounge-Observation Car for the white folks, and additional Coach- Lounge-Dinette for the colored people.


CITY OF MEMPHIS SCHEDULE - 1947

TIME SAVING SCHEDULE - DAILY   TIME SAVERS
         
8:05 am Lv Memphis T. Ar 7:40 pm   MEMPHIS TO NASHVILLE - 5 Hr.
8:16 am Lv Lenox     Ar 7:24 pm        NASHVILLE TO JACKSON - 3 Hr. 8 Min.
9:03  am Lv Somerville  Ar 6:37 pm    
9:51  am Lv Jackson       Ar 5:45 pm    
10:25 am Lv Lexington     Ar 5:17 pm    
11:10 am Lv Bruceton    Ar 4:35 pm    
12:12 pm Lv Dickson    Ar 3:33 pm     
1:05   pm  Ar Nashville   Lv 2:40 pm      
         

THE NASHVILLE, CHATTANOOGA & ST. LOUIS RAILWAY



From "Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway: History and Steam Locomotives."
1967
 by Richard E. Prince. Published by Indiana University Press, 2001.
Reprinted by permission of Indiana University Press."

 

 

 


 

           

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