Albany GA "Flamingo" question : LUSENET : ACL and SAL Railroads Historical Society : One Thread

After the L&N's FLAMINGO no longer ran on the ACL in the late 1940's and instead began terminating at Albany GA, what ACL trains connected with it? Thanks.

-- Bob Venditti (, January 05, 2005


Just glancing quickly at a timetable I pulled at random (Dec. 1950), the Flamingo was a separate train only as far as Atlanta. From there to Albany (CofGa) it was combined with the Dixie Limited. There were no sleepers on it south of Atlanta, however there was a through Cincinnati-Jacksonville coach. The coach was forwarded on the Seminole, which got to Albany at almost the same time as the Flamingo/Dixie Limited. The Seminole left at 4:20 p.m. for Jax.

-- Larry Goolsby (, January 11, 2005.

Bob - After the winter season of 1947-1948, in April 1948, the L&N's FLAMINGO was cut back to Atlanta, Ga., not Albany. There were no through cars from the FLAMINGO, coach or Pullman, south of Atlanta. The connection shown in L&N timetables is a Central of Georgia train from Atlanta to Albany, and a connection there to an ACL train to Jacksonville.

-- Tom Underwood (, January 06, 2005.

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