The "CITY OF MEMPHIS" Stream-Lined Passenger Train
|The CITY OF MEMPHIS was inaugurated in May of 1947 as a steam-powered streamlined train to replace THE VOLUNTEER as the daylight limited between Nashville and Memphis. The CITY OF MEMPHIS made the 239 mile run between the two terminals at 5 hours even, or an average speed of 47.8 mph. The train departed from Memphis each morning at 8:05 AM, and arrived back into that town that same evening at 7:40 PM. Dining car service was provided on the CITY OF MEMPHIS as well as a Coach-Lounge-Observation Car for the white folks, and additional Coach- Lounge-Dinette for the colored people.|
CITY OF MEMPHIS SCHEDULE - 1947
|TIME SAVING SCHEDULE - DAILY||TIME SAVERS|
|8:05 am||Lv Memphis T.||Ar 7:40 pm||MEMPHIS TO NASHVILLE - 5 Hr.|
|8:16 am||Lv Lenox||Ar 7:24 pm||NASHVILLE TO JACKSON - 3 Hr. 8 Min.|
|9:03 am||Lv Somerville||Ar 6:37 pm|
|9:51 am||Lv Jackson||Ar 5:45 pm|
|10:25 am||Lv Lexington||Ar 5:17 pm|
|11:10 am||Lv Bruceton||Ar 4:35 pm|
|12:12 pm||Lv Dickson||Ar 3:33 pm|
|1:05 pm||Ar Nashville||Lv 2:40 pm|
THE NASHVILLE, CHATTANOOGA & ST. LOUIS RAILWAY
From "Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway: History and Steam Locomotives."
© 1967 by Richard E. Prince. Published by Indiana University Press, 2001.
Reprinted by permission of Indiana University Press."