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I'm looking for the name of the Washington-Atlanta-Birmingham train that was scheduled to leave Washington Union Station at 2pm during the month of May of 1942. I suspect it was the Crescent, but I'm not sure.
-- Byron Scott (WB17Byron@aol.com), August 18, 1998
This question would be more appropriate for the Southern Rwy. Q and A Forum on the SRHA web site, http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Estates/2413/
However to answer the question, from the May 1942 Sou. Rwy. Timetable, Train no. 35, Washington, Atlanta, and New Orleans Express, departed Washington at 2pm and arrived Atlanta at 6:30am the next day. To get to Birmingham, you had to transfer to Train No. 7 leaving at 8am and arriving Birmingham at 11:55am. The Atlanta-NO portion of the train was via A&WP-WRRofA-L&N.
The Crescent did not serve Birmingham.
-- Jack Wyatt (email@example.com), August 18, 1998.