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The Lone Star
The Lone Star was a passenger train operated by St. Louis Southwestern Railway (Cotton Belt) between Memphis, and Dallas, with through connections via Cotton Belt parent, Southern Pacific, for San Antonio, El Paso, and ultimately Los Angeles. There were also through cars operating between Memphis, Lewisville and Shreveport. At various times during the train's operation, connecting services were also provided from Brinkley to St. Louis. The train was discontinued on November 1, 1952, as a part of extensive passenger train restructuring by St. Louis Southwestern. The Lone Star was replaced by trains number 107 and 108 which connected with the Cotton Belt mainline at Mount Pleasant, Texas.
Passenger Train Equipment
12-Section Drawing-room-Pullmans between Memphis and Dallas. Train 1—Car 17. Train 2—Car 16.
10-Section Observation-Pullmans between Memphis and Shreveport. Train 1-201—Car 15. Train 202-2—Car 14.
Chair Cars between Memphis and Dallas.
Chair Cars between Lewisville and Shreveport.
Dining Cars between Texarkana and Dallas.
St. Louis-Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
The St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt) Railway's "Lone Star Limited" train No. 11, westbound, headed by Engine No 677, a Mountain type 4-8-2 locomotive, at the Dallas Union Terminal Station. It has completed the run from Memphis, Tennessee. This was one of the finest passenger trains operating in the Southwest. Plummer, Roger S. ["The Lone Star Limited" at the Dallas Union Terminal], Photograph, June 1951; (http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28776/ : accessed January 07, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, http://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Museum of the American Railroad, Dallas, Texas.
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