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Remembering Seaboard Air Line passenger trains

By | March 10, 2021

The Seaboard Air Line is Classic Trains' railroad of the month for March 2021

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Two diesel electric locomotives haul a passenger train.

Birmingham–New York Silver Comet at Howells Tower, Atlanta, August 1964.

Photograph by David W. Slater

Two diesel electric locomotives haul a passenger train.
Diesel locomotives hauling a passenger train.

E4 diesels on winter-only New York–Florida Orange Blossom Special, March 1939.

Photograph by Hugh M. Comer

Diesel locomotives hauling a passenger train.
A streamlined silver-colored passenger train as seen above and from the rear.
22-car Miami–New York Silver Meteor at Citra, Fla., April 1964.
Photograph by David W. Salter
A streamlined silver-colored passenger train as seen above and from the rear.
Interior of a passenger car. Black & White photo.
Five-double-bedroom/lounge Sun Lounge car for Silver Meteor, 1955.
Seaboard Air Line photograph
Interior of a passenger car. Black & White photo.
Diesel locomotives haul a passenger train.
E7 diesels with New York–Miami Silver Meteor near Coleman, Fla., April 1964.
Photograph by David W. Salter
Diesel locomotives haul a passenger train.
Diesel locomotives leading a passenger train in green, rolling countryside.
Three E7 diesels backing New York–Miami Silver Meteor into Jacksonville (Fla.) Terminal, 1965. Photograph by David W. Salter
Diesel locomotives leading a passenger train in green, rolling countryside.
A railway chef in his kitchen. Color photo.
Dining-car galley of New York–Birmingham Silver Comet, April 1965.
A railway chef in his kitchen. Color photo.
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Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac 4-8-4 614 with Birmingham–New York Silver Comet at AF Tower, Alexandria, Va., April 1949.

Union Switch & Signal photograph

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A streamline passenger train seen in a motion blurred image.
Sun Lounge car in New York–Miami Silver Meteor near Coleman, Fla., April 1964.
Photograph by David W. Salter
A streamline passenger train seen in a motion blurred image.

All through March 2021, Classic Trains is celebrating the style and service of the Seaboard Air Line. This week, we re-present a version of a photo gallery of SAL passenger trains that first appeared in June 2015.

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One thought on “Remembering Seaboard Air Line passenger trains

  1. I worked at Howell Tower from 1980 to 1986. While there SBD took out the transfer track from Howells Yard to Terminal Station and the SOU Ry took up one of their wye tracks. Time marches on.

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