"The Southerner" latest Modern Diesel Powered Streamlined CoachTrain - Southern Railway System linen era (1930-1950) standard size 3.5 x 5.5 post card.The Southerner was a named passenger train of the Southern Railway in the United States . The Southerner began service in 1941. The train served the City of New Orleans, Louisiana , Terminal Station, at 1125 Canal Street. The Southerner departed New Orleans daily for New York City . The train was an all coach day streamliner with parlor and lounge services. The train was originally equipped with EMD E6 's. But later, newer power, including EMD E7 's, Alco DL-109 's, and Alco PA 's, was assigned to the train. In 1970, the Southern Railway combined the Crescent with the Southerner to form the Southern Crescent . This train became Amtrak's Crescent on February 1, 1979.
Postally unused in very good condition. Please see scanned photos for condition.
A Natural Color Post Card by E.C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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