1941 Report on Streamline Trains

This 1941 update is only 44 pages long, and doesn’t repeat information about the trains listed in the 1938 and 1939 reports. It does briefly list the equipment of new trains: Zephyr-Rocket, Santa Fe Tulsan, Rock Island’s Choctaw Rocket, Rock Island-SP Arizona Limited, MP’s St. Louis-Omaha Missouri River Eagle, New York Central’s James Whitcomb Riley and Empire State Express, the Chicago-Miami Dixie Flagler, City of Miami, and South Wind, and Southern’s Southerner and Tennesseean.

Click image to download a 31.3-MB PDF of this 88-page report. Click here to download an OCRed version of the report.

Detailed revenue and expense data for many of the trains are consolidated in a 17-page statistical section. This includes trains of the Burlington, Milwaukee Road, Santa Fe, Rock Island, Missouri Pacific, Illinois Central, Central of Georgia, Gulf, Mobile & Ohio, Baltimore & Ohio-Alton, Seaboard, Florida East Coast, Chicago & Eastern Illinois, and Southern. Missing are data for Union Pacific’s streamliners, which had been included in the 1938 and 1939 reports, but apparently UP and its partners stopped publishing data for individual trains.

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