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The Crescent Posing at Easley, South Carolina (editor's title)

1929 Crescent Limited
Publicity photograph showing off the newly-updated 1929 version of the Crescent Limited passenger train posing on a curve at Easley, South Carolina. The Crescent debuted in 1925, connecting New York with New Orleans, the "Crescent City," via Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Atlanta, Montgomery, and Mobile. It traveled over the Pennsylvania, Southern, Western Railway of Alabama, and Louisville & Nashville, but perhaps achieved its greatest fame on the Southern, which handled the train between Washington and Atlanta, using specially-decorated green and gold locomotives starting in 1926, such as #1394, a heavy Pacific of the Ps-4 class. In 1929, new Pullmans were added to the original 1925 fleet. All of the new cars and several of the old were painted in green and gold to match the Southern's locomotives. This photo was used on the cover of Southern Railway's timetable and appears on p. 114 of Arthur Dubin's Some Classic Trains (Kalmbach, 1964).
Source Lake Forest College Library Special Collections
Coverage Spatial, Easley, South Carolina; Temporal, 1929
Rights Lake Forest College
Date Created 1929
Resource Type
Extent Not available
Depicted Railroad
Location Easley, South Carolina
Equipment, Locomotive Ps-4 4-6-2 #1394
Builder, locomotive American Locomotive Company
Builder, Cars Pullman
Collection Arthur Dubin
Train Name The Crescent Limited
Image ID Dubin.II.12.48
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