AMERICA'S STREAMLINERS

SEABOARD AIR LINE

(PRE WW II)

During 1939 and 1940, gradually acquired enough cars to be able to operate separate daily Silver Meteor trains between New York and Miami or Tampa/St. Petersburg during peak seasons. Although during most of year operated a single Silver Meteor train, split at Wildwood. Consist apparently varied according to season. Also unclear is the history of sleeping car service on these pre war streamliners. But heavyweight sleepers were evidently used, with few records on them and not mentioned on this page.


Only streamlined trains and the most important stations are shown.


SILVER METEOR
(required 3 sets)

 #43      April 26, 1942   #44
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 2:05 pm  New York        10:35 am
 3:41 pm  Philadelphia     8:50 am 
 5:15 pm  Baltimore        7:15 am
 6:20 pm  Washington       6:30 am  
 8:45 pm  Richmond         3:45 am
 1:30 am  Hamlet          10:59 pm
 5:55 am  Savannah         6:40 pm
 8:20 am  Jacksonville     4:20 pm
10:30 am  Wildwood         2:12 pm
12:25 pm  Tampa           12:15 pm
 2:05 pm  St. Petersburg  10:35 am
 3:05 pm  Miami            9:35 am
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(New York-Washington via Pennsylvania Railroad)
(Washington-Richmond via Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac)

ORIGINAL 1939 CONSIST

Baggage Dorm Coach   6000 series (see below)
60 Seat Coach        6200 series (see below)
Coach Tavern Lounge  6300 series (see below)
Diner                6100 series (see below)
60 Seat Coach        6200 series (see below)
60 Seat Coach        6200 series (see below)
Coach Lounge Obs.    6400 series (see below)

CARS AVAILABLE AFTER 1940

Baggage Dorm Coach   6000-6002 (Budd 1939)
Baggage Dorm Coach   6003-6005 (Budd 1940)
Diner                6100-6103 (Budd 1939)
Diner                6104-6105 (Budd 1940)
60 Seat Coach        6200-6207 (Budd 1939)
56 Seat Coach        6208-6214 (Budd 1940)
Coach Tavern Lounge  6300-6302 (Budd 1939)
Coach Lounge Obs.    6400-6402 (Budd 1939)
Coach Buffet Obs.    6500-6502 (Budd 1939)
60 Seat Coach        PRR 4015-4017 (Budd 1939)