AMERICA'S STREAMLINERS

SEABOARD AIR LINE

(POST WW II)

Joining the Silver Meteor after the war were the Silver Star and the Silver Comet. Service between New York and Florida remains important for Amtrak, but some service was shifted to the formerly competing Atlantic Coast Line trackage. Those two railroads of course merged in 1967, forming Seaboard Coast Line, eventually evolving to part or CSX.


Only streamlined trains and the most important stations are shown.


 #21       #33       #57      April 30, 1950   #58      #34       #22
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 9:30 am  12:40 pm   1:45 pm  New York        10:30 am   2:05 pm   2:05 pm
11:07 am   2:18 pm   3:29 pm  Philadelphia     8:46 am  12:25 pm  12:25 pm
12:35 pm   3:46 pm   5:05 pm  Baltimore        7:13 am  10:52 am  10:52 am
 1:50 pm   5:00 pm   6:05 pm  Washington       6:30 am  10:10 am  10:10 am
 4:35 pm   7:48 pm   8:53 pm  Richmond         3:25 am   6:35 am   6:55 am
 7:10 pm  10:35 pm  11:35 pm  Raleigh         12:40 am   3:45 am   4:10 am
 9:15 pm  12:35 am   1:30 am  Hamlet          10:55 pm   2:00 am   2:20 am
-----      4:08 am  -----     Greenwood       -----     10:26 pm  -----
-----      7:40 am  -----     Atlanta         -----      7:10 pm  -----
-----     10:45 am  -----     Birmingham      -----      2:00 pm  -----
11:08 pm  -----      3:32 am  Columbia         8:45 pm  -----     12:15 am
-----     -----      6:00 am  Savannah         6:23 pm  -----      9:55 pm
 4:20 am  -----      8:40 am  Jacksonville     4:00 pm  -----      7:30 pm
 6:35 am  -----     11:00 am  Wildwood         1:40 pm  -----      5:05 pm
-----     -----      1:05 pm  Tampa           11:30 am  -----     -----
-----     -----      2:45 pm  St. Petersburg   9:45 am  -----     -----
11:30 am  -----      3:55 pm  Miami            9:00 am  -----     12:10 pm
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(New York-Washington via Pennsylvania Railroad)
(Washington-Richmond via Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac)

SILVER STAR (#21-#22)
(required 3 sets)

Coach Lounge Dorm    (Washington-Miami)
52 Seat Coach        (New York-Miami)
52 Seat Coach        (New York-Miami)
52 Seat Coach        (New York-Miami)
Coach Tavern         (Washington-Miami)
Diner                (Washington-Miami)
10R/6BR Sleeper      (Washington-Miami)
10R/6BR Sleeper      (New York-Miami)
10S Lounge           (New York-Miami)

SILVER COMET (#33-#34)
(required 3 sets)

Baggage Dorm         (New York-Birmingham)
52 Seat Coach        (New York-Birmingham)
52 Seat Coach        (Portsmouth-Atlanta)
8S/5BR Sleeper       (heavyweight?) (Portsmouth-Atlanta)
10R/6BR Sleeper      (Washington-Atlanta)
10S/1DR/2C Sleeper   (heavyweight?) (Washington-Birmingham)
10R/6BR Sleeper      (New York-Birmingham)
10S Lounge           (heavyweight?) (New York-Birmingham)
Diner                (New York-Birmingham)
52 Seat Coach        (New York-Birmingham)
52 Seat Coach        (New York-Birmingham)
52 Seat Coach        (New York-Birmingham)
Tavern Lounge Obs.   (New York-Birmingham)

SILVER METEOR (#57-#58)
(required 3 sets)

Baggage Dorm         (New York-Miami)
52 Seat Coach        (New York-Miami)
10R/6BR Sleeper      (New York-Miami)
10R/6BR Sleeper      (New York-Miami)
6BR Lounge           (New York-Miami)
Coach Lounge         (Wildwood-St. Petersburg)
10R/6BR Sleeper      (New York-Venice)
10R/6BR Sleeper      (New York-St. Petersburg)
10R/6BR Sleeper      (New York-St. Petersburg)
Diner                (New York-St. Petersburg)
52 Seat Coach        (New York-St. Petersburg)
52 Seat Coach        (New York-St. Petersburg)
52 Seat Coach        (New York-St. Petersburg)
Diner                (New York-Miami)
52 Seat Coach        (New York-Miami)
52 Seat Coach        (New York-Miami)
52 Seat Coach        (New York-Miami)
Tavern Lounge Obs.   (New York-Miami)

CARS ASSIGNED TO VARIOUS DIFFERENT TRAINS

Baggage Dorm Coach   6000-6002 (Budd 1939)
Baggage Dorm Coach   6003-6005 (Budd 1940)
Baggage Dorm         6050-6053 (Budd 1947)
Diner                6100-6103 (Budd 1939)
Diner                6104-6105 (Budd 1940)
Diner                6106-6114 (Budd 1947)
60 Seat Coach        6200-6207/PRR 4015-4017 (Budd 1939)
56 Seat Coach        6208-6214 (Budd 1940)
56 Seat Coach        6215-6226/PRR 4058-4067/RF&P 850-857 (Budd 1947)
Coach Tavern Lounge  6300-6302 (Budd 1939)
Coach Lounge Obs.    6400-6402 (Budd 1939)
Coach Buffet Obs.    6500-6502 (Budd 1939)
Tavern Lounge Obs.   6600-6605 (Budd 1947)
6BR Lounge           15-17 (ACF 1949)
10R/6BR Sleeper      25-37/RF&P (3 cars) (PS 1949)
10R/6BR Sleeper      38-43/PRR (6 cars) (Budd 1949)