1040 ex Coach 733 originally Pullman Parlor Hawstone
The six car consist had a revenue seating capacity of 204 and was built to operate on a fast five hour schedule between Nashville and Memphis a distance of 239 miles, averaging 47.8 miles per hour. The train set operated a daily round trip and lasted beyond the Louisville and Nashville Railroad takeover of the NC&StL, although the name was removed from the service by 1955.
City of Memphis consist
535 Streamlined K-2d 4-6-2 Pacific Locomotive and Tender
1040 Baggage 30-foot Railway Post Office Car
1100 44 Revenue seat Coach with 8 seat Dinette 10 seat Lounge
1101 56 Revenue seat Coach
1102 56 Revenue seat Coach
1200 24-seat Dining 24 seat Tavern Lounge Car
1103 48 Revenue seat Coach 21 seat Lounge Observation
The City of Memphis was powered by one of the last steam locomotives ever streamlined. The six cars were all rebuilt and streamlined by the NC&StL shops from heavyweight cars. The six cars were originally Pullman Heavyweight Parlor Cars before purchase by the NC&STL for conversion to coaches in June 1941.
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A souvenir from the inaugural run of the City of Memphis, May 17, 1947.
Power for the City of Memphis goes through the washer. NC&StLRY photo.
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