Southerner (U.S. train)
Postcard depiction of the train.
|First service||March 31, 1941|
|Former operator(s)||Southern Railway|
|Start||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|End||New York City|
The Southerner was one of two new streamliners put into operation by the Southern Railway in 1941, the other being the Tennessean. The new train made its first run on March 31, 1941, using new equipment delivered by Pullman-Standard. The Pennsylvania Railroad handled the train between New York and Washington, D.C.
Pullman-Standard built three consists in 1941 for the new Southerner streamliner. Each consist included the following: baggage-dormitory-coach (22 seats), 52-seat coach (partitioned because of segregationist policies in the Southern United States), 56-seat coach, a dining car, two more 56-seat coaches, and a tavern-lounge-observation car. The front half of the observation car contained a tavern area with booths and tables. A bar area with a small buffet followed, then a rounded-off observation area. The Pennsylvania Railroad owned three of the 56-seat coaches. Motive power south of Washington, D.C. was provided by an EMD E6 diesel locomotive.
- Wayner, Robert J., ed. (1972). Car Names, Numbers and Consists. New York: Wayner Publications. p. 86-87. OCLC 8848690.
- Amtrak. "Amtrak Crescent Route Guide". Retrieved 2007-05-15.
- Wegman, Mark (2008). American Passenger Trains and Locomotives Illustrated. Minneapolis, MN: Voyageur Press. p. 100. ISBN 9780760334751. OCLC 192109816.
- Terminal Station, at 1125 Canal Street, New Orleans
- Southerner 1948 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama
- Streamliners to the Palms
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