Trains Magazine 1949 May Railroads of the Derby City Slow train through Brazil
Trains Magazine 1949 May Railroads of the Derby City Slow train through Brazil

Trains Magazine 1949 May Railroads of the Derby City Slow train through Brazil

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Trains Magazine 1949 May Railroads of the Derby City Slow train through Brazil
 
Trains    May 1949   Vol 9 No 7
CONTENTS
Cover photo. By James G. LaVake. ----1                                            
Seaboard switcher works the railroad's freight terminal in downtown Jacksonville, Fla.
Railroad news and editorial comment. By W. V. Anderson.4
Threshold to Florida. The Jacksonville Terminal. --12                                                      
The busiest passenger station south of the nation's capital prepares for a restful summer after a hectic winter.
Railroads of the Derby City. By David P. Morgan.-16                                                     
The first Saturday in May is always a busy day for the lines into Louisville. After the rush they settle into the routine business of serving a typical American city.
$42,000 per mile. The cost of laying a new railroad.-24                                      
With rail at $64.76 per ton and labor at $2 per foot, it's an expensive proposition to build a railway today.
Steel rails vs. brown water. By David P. Morgan.-26
Photo section. Selected railroad photographs.--31                                         
SP westbound freight, 31; C&O steam turbine-electric, 32; UP Big Boy on Sherman Hill, 32; DM&IR Mallet, 33; Meet on the B&M, 33; NC&StL pushers on Cowan Hill, 34-35; Canadian National's Vermont stepchild, 36-37; Backwoods short line, 38; Skaneateles Railroad in 1900, 39; Illinois Central in 1912 floodwaters, 39.
Slow train through Brazil. By Charles S. Small. --40                                                 
Meter-gauge lines of South American country connect the hinterland with the seaport cities along the Atlantic Coast.
Ask the little chap. He'll tell you what an engine is.-45
Elizabeth. A photo story by Charles E. Pearce.--46                                      
You can see lots of action in this New Jersey city.
Locomotives of the Santa Fe. An illustrated book review. -51

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