L&N 1965 Timetable

At one time, the Louisville & Nashville had five trains on the “Dixie Route” to Florida, but by 1965 it was down to just one: the South Wind, which left Chicago at 8:35 am and arrived in St. Petersburg the next day at 5:15 pm and Miami at 5:45 pm. L&N still had its two trains from the Midwest to New Orleans, the Humming Bird and Pan-American.

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Other trains included the Chicago-Atlanta Georgian and the New Orleans-Jacksonville (in combination with the Seaboard) Gulf Wind. L&N also participated in the New York-New Orleans Crescent and Piedmont Limited, hosting the trains between Montgomery and New Orleans. Apparently, Southern Railway believed it was more important for those trains to serve Montgomery & Mobile than Birmingham, which was on its own tracks to New Orleans. Southern used the Birmingham route for the Southern Crescent after 1970, when L&N discontinued its portion of the Crescent.

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