Wabash Cannonball

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Wabash Cannonball

Postby The tram man » Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:12 am

What was the usual consist of the Wabah Cannonball?
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Re: Wabash Cannonball

Postby CarterB » Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:54 pm

Here'a A 1958 consist:

Train No.4 St. Louis to Detroit "Wabash Cannonball" (11:43 AM - 11:48 AM)

1021 ALCO PA-1. F. M. Whitten, engineer; F. C. Valpert, conductor.
7452 REX express
7541 REX express
6797 REX express
7022 REX express
7382 REX express
7084 REX express
351 74' HVW baggage express
441 64' HVW baggage-mail (ex-C&O?)
1398 81' HVW chair car
1404 81' HVW chair car
1568 81' HVW Cafe-Lounge (Chicken Pot Pie was their specialty)
City of Danville 83' HVW Parlor Car.
Bring back the Slumbercoaches!!
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Re: Wabash Cannonball

Postby The tram man » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:31 am

Ok. Thanks for the info!
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Re: Wabash Cannonball

Postby Tadman » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:09 pm

Check out Classic Trains Mag - recent issue had an article on this topic.
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