Last passenger train to a particular city

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Re: Last passenger train to a particular city

Post by The EGE » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:30 pm

Traverse City service on the C&O ended on October 29, 1966. I can't find any evidence of the PRR picking up service.

Myrtle Beach appears to have been March 16, 1955.

Owensboro was sometime (I think late) in 1958.

Several of your Florida cities lasted until A-Day under the Seaboard Coast Line - see December 1970 timetable. These included #97/98 (section of the Champion) to Naples via Fort Myers, and another section to Venice via Sarasota. Direct service to Gainesville also ended on A-Day as the St Petersburg section of the South Wind/City of Miami was rerouted via Orlando.

The Silver Star (until October 1994), Palmetto (October 1994-February 1995), Silver Palm (November 1996-May 2002), and Palmetto again (May 2002-November 1, 2004) served Waldo, 15 miles northeast of Gainesville, with Gainesville listed in small text on timetables.

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Re: Last passenger train to a particular city

Post by ExCon90 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:58 pm

The June 1967 Official Guide shows both C&O and PRR having freight service only at Traverse City.

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Re: Last passenger train to a particular city

Post by Anthony » Tue May 21, 2019 3:19 pm

Please excuse me for reviving an old topic, but what was the name, operator, and year of discontinuance of the last passenger train service to Morgantown, West Virginia?

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Re: Last passenger train to a particular city

Post by mtuandrew » Tue May 21, 2019 10:35 pm

Can’t say yet, but at least as late as 1948 the B&O offered a pair of daily trains between Pittsburgh and Morgantown. See Table 36 on this timetable: https://streamlinermemories.info/Eastern/B&O48TT.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Last passenger train to a particular city

Post by ExCon90 » Fri May 24, 2019 3:33 pm

FWIW, the May 1955 Official Guide shows Morgantown in the station index as for freight only. Unfortunately I don't have anything closer to 1948.
BTW, anyone planning to click on the link posted by mtuandrew should make sure they've already done everything they have to do for the rest of the day--it's a gold mine of timetable browsing, including passenger fares at that time, with a hefty reduction for a 3-month round trip. Every obscure B&O branch line still had a local passenger train, including the Old Main Line out of Baltimore.

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Re: Last passenger train to a particular city

Post by The EGE » Fri May 24, 2019 6:28 pm

Last train was in September 1953. Rail trail site and railfan site say September 25; WVU image archive says September 21. The line was down to one daily train at least as early as 1933 (Table 50).

I can't find a date for the end of service between Morgantown and M&K Junction; it isn't listed in the 1933 timetable, and the 1948 timetable has buses on the corridor. So probably 1920s or early 1930s.

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Re: Last passenger train to a particular city

Post by mtuandrew » Sat May 25, 2019 5:42 pm

That would be the last possible service too; the other road in town, the Monongahela Railway, curtailed all passenger service in 1950. I don’t think anyone else (C&O, PRR, WM, NYC, P&LE) ran to Morgantown.

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