Classic Streamliners - TRAINCYCLOPEDIA
An advertisement for the Pennsylvania Railroad's Spirit of St. Louis.
PC E8A 4303 with Train 31, The Spirit of St. Louis - Cincinnati Limited, at Altoona, PA on February 22, 1969. Photo by Roger Puta.
Penn Central EMD E-8 No. 4296, a 2,250 hp A1A-A1A diesel-electric locomotive departs Penn Central Station, Pittsburgh, July 1970 with the "Spirit of St Louis" St-Louis-Cincinnati-Pittsburgh-Philadelphia-Washington express consisting of a mere 4 cars - a shadow of it's former prestigious self. Hugh Llewelyn [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Penn Central E8A 4306 with Train 31, The Spirit of St. Louis, at Indianapolis, IN on December 14, 1970. Photo by Roger Puta.
Spirit of St. Louis
The Spirit of St. Louis was a named passenger train on the Pennsylvania Railroad and its successors Penn Central and Amtrak between New York and St. Louis, Missouri. The Pennsylvania introduced the Spirit of St. Louis on June 15, 1927, replacing the New Yorker (eastbound) and St. Louisian (westbound); that September its schedule was 24 hr 50 min each way.
Pennsylvania Railroad 4227 and 4307 (E7A and E8A) with Train 31, The Spirit of St. Louis arriving at Dayton Ohio Union Station on July 15, 1967. Photo by Roger Puta.
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