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The Banner Limited

The Banner Limited was a deluxe heavyweight passenger train operated by the Wabash Railroad between St. Louis, Missouri, and Chicago, Illinois. As train No. 10 northbound and train No. 11 southbound,  it was the premier train of the Wabash fleet. A daylight train, it traveled a distance of 286 miles in approximately 7 hours.  The train was later replaced by the Blue Bird and Banner Blue.
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Wabash Railway's The "Banner Limited" dating from the turn of the century, traverses the 286 mile route between St. Louis and Chicago.
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Wabash Railway's The "Banner Limited" dating from the turn of the century, traverses the 286 mile route between St. Louis and Chicago. It was a daylight train - No. 11 southbound and No. 10 northbound - operating on a schedule of about seven hours. In this photograph the "Banner Limited" is headed by an Atlantic type 4-4-2 locomotive, engine No. 602, with a consist of old wooden cars which have underbody truss rods and open platforms. As early as June 1916, this train was cited in the Official Guide of the Railways as having modern steel equipment, comprising Smoking, Chair, Dining, and Observation cars. Photo circa 1900.    [The "Banner Limited"], photograph, c. 1900; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28928/m1/1/?q=train: accessed June 19, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Museum of the American Railroad.

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