The Katy advertised the streamlined Texas Special with this blotter. Since the train was inaugurated in 1948, the blotter is probably from about that year.
In a rare example of coordination, MKT’s and Frisco’s Texas Special locomotives initially received identical paint schemes. The only differences were the numbers–MKT’s were 101-A and 101-C while Frisco’s were 2000 and 2003–and the railroad emblems on the side: both heralds appeared on all four locomotives, but the railroad that owned each locomotive put its logo towards the front.
Frisco also published a blotter advertising the Texas Special as well as the Meteor.
Frisco and Southern inaugurated the prosaically titled Kansas City-Florida Special as an all-Pullman train on November 26, 1911. The blotter below, which is probably from sometime in the 1950s, carefully states that the train was equipped with streamlined sleeping cars and streamlined coaches (one web site says “rebuilt, streamlined heavyweights”), but the lounges and diners were heavyweights. Curiously, another web site says that when Frisco removed the stainless steel fluting from the E7 and E8 locomotives, it put them on the Kansas City-Florida diners.
Here’s another blotter advertising the same train but with less useful information other than the schedule. All of these blotters are from the Dale Hastin collection.