N&W Passenger train consists

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Tue Jun 2 19:53:25 EDT 2020

So many wonderful and informative replies!  Thank you one and all!  Now I
understand how an NYC sleeper ended up in a consist on the video I have.
With regard to the Norfolk-New York run, what was the routing from Norfolk
to Washington, D.C.?

--- Vic Chudoba


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Even before 1966, the through Pocahontas sleeper and coach to Chicago were
gone. When extra sleeping cars were needed on any route, Pullman would
supply what was available and not necessarily one from the home road. The
last N&W sleeping car inter-line route was Norfolk-New York, and I think
that ended about 1964.  This doesn't include the Southern run throughs
between Lynchburg and Bristol. 

--Rick Morrison 

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Looking through N&W time tables from 1966, I am trying to understand more
clearly the consists of the "The Powhatan Arrow" and "The Pocahontas", and
especially the sleeping cars that might be included.  A video which I have
seen, shows some PRR and NYC sleepers in N&W trains.  #25 had a connection
in Cincinnati that went on to Chicago, perhaps with a PRR sleeper?
Assistance would be appreciated!


Vic Chudoba

Woodstock, IL




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